While an education requirement is not mandatory for condo and HOA board members, I wish it were. The more educated Board members are about the legal requirements of running their community, the less likely it is that the association will have costly disputes with the owners whether it be in mediation, arbitration, a court of law or responding to complaints by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
I have been teaching a Board Certification Course now for a few years, and I consider it an honor and a privilege that approximately 7,500 of you have participated in the course. In all candor, some people that attend the course believe that I shouldn’t take questions from the audience and should solely teach the topics. Respectfully, I have to disagree. For many of the participants, this may be their first and only time to ask questions of an attorney that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. Sure, if you are on the Board, you may have access to the association’s attorney, but suppose you aren’t? Many other participants believe that they learn a lot from the questions asked by the audience as well. In any event, on the days I teach…..the bottom line is that if you cared enough to take a few hours out of your valuable time to spend it with me and my staff, the least I can do is answer your questions.
Last year, our staff came up with a great idea. Let’s teach our Board Certification Seminar in the morning, followed by a live on the air production of our popular Condo Craze and HOAs radio show and top if off with courses all afternoon taught by all of the show’s fantastic sponsors. And while we’re at it….. let’s serve a buffet breakfast and lunch as well. And…..let’s do it at a fun and exciting venue, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. And let’s make sure all of the courses provide continuing education credits for managers. And……LET’S MAKE IT ALL FREE!
For those that attended last year, I’m sure you remember the event fondly. We absolutely packed the place. This year we’re doing it again! On May 18th, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m. at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, please attend our second annual Condo Craze Day of Education and Live Radio Show. Remember, within 90 days of getting elected or appointed to your Board, you must get certified, or you are off the Board. One way to get certified, is by taking our Board Certification Course and spending a wonderful fun-filled and educational day with us.
Here is a list of other courses offered that day:
WATCH YOUR WALLET – TAUGHT BY ASSOCIA MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL ROOFING — BY BEST ROOFING
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION AND RECALL PROCESS BY AFFINITY MANAGEMENT
ELECTRIC ENERGY SAVINGS 101 — BY ELCON ELECTRIC
ASPHALT 101 BY DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE
HOARDING 101 BY SERVICE MASTER CLEAN —- AND MATT PAXTON — THE STAR OF THE SHOW HOARDERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
THE DBPR WILL BE IN ATTANDANCE WITH FREE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR EVERYONE — AND WILL BE TEACHING A CLASS — CALLED ALL ABOUT THE COMPLAINT PROCESS
AND DOUGLAS ORR PLUMBING WILL BE TEACHING ALL ABOUT PLUMBING 101
ERIC: ALL OF THESE COURSES ALSO PROVIDE ONE CONTINUING EDUCTION CREDIT AND OUR BOARD CERTIFICATION COURSE PROVIDES 3 CREDITS – ONE HOUR IN OPERATIONS — AND TWO HOURS IN HUMAN RESOURCES — AND AGAIN, ALL FREE OF CHARGE.
All of our sponsors will also be in attendance with products and services helpful to your community association. SEATING IS LIMITED! To register just go to www.condocrazeandhoas.com and fill out the form. We really look forward to seeing you on May 18th at The Hard Rock.