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CM’s 2021 Webinar Schedule

It’s 2021 and CM is setting the trend for webinars in the Community Association industry!  We have raised the bar for class originality and education for other companies to try and live up to.    Through the past two years, board members have requested classes combining not only legal information and possible solutions, but practical ones as well.  We heard those cries and have answered them resoundingly with seven brand-new webinars. Additionally, we will be featuring guest speakers who are experts in their fields to join us for these trend setting classes.

CM is also featuring variations of board certification classes this year.  For more information on these classes, see below. 

At the end of each class, one or more door prizes will be awarded. 

Also new in 2021:

  • How to videos will be posted throughout the year and announced in our bi-monthly digital newsletters which you will receive a complimentary subscription to.
  • A new web page featuring information on our Valued Partners and how to reach them.
  • All new special webinars featuring our Valued Partners (outside companies who specialize in providing services to community associations) on areas of their expertise affecting community associations. As these webinars become available, they will be posted on our website for reservations and announcements in our digital newsletters.
  • Submit Questions in Advance.  On each reservation form, you may pre-submit a question for that class.  No more than one pre-submitted question per class. 

 

Presenting our 2021 Valued Partners!

Without further delay, we are proud to present our 2021 Classes!

2021 “Elective” Classes

Important Note:  Certificates of Attendance are not available for Elective Classes

Instructions:  You can either scroll down to make a reservation for any of the classes below or simply click on the class title to advance you to that class.

Communications Classes
Are You on the Eve of Destruction?  Effective and Destructive Posts on Social Media

Human Resources and/or Operation Classes
Bad Board Members:  What ‘Ya Gonna Do When They Come for You?
Who Does What?  Officers’ Duties Breakdown

Insurance
Elements of Community Association Insurance

Legal Update Classes
2021 Mini Legal Update for Board Members

Operations
Coyotes, Bears, and Toads – Oh My!
What?!!  We Can Be Sued Because of Our Website?
Working with Acts of God

Telecommunications
Paradigm Presents: The T’s of Telecommunications for Communities 

2021 “Required” Board Certification Classes

Important Note:  Certificates of Completion will automatically be sent electronically to those individuals who have timely completed an on-line survey within thirty-two (32) business days of the class

Live Board Certification Classes
Homeowner Association Live Board Certification Class

CM On Demand Board Certification Class
Condominium and Cooperative On Demand Board Certification Class
Homeowner Association On Demand Board Certification Class
Mobile Home Park On Demand Board Certification Class

Live Question & Answer Sessions for CM On Demand Board Certification Classes
Condominium and Cooperative Board Certification Class – Question & Answer Session Only
Homeowner Association Board Certification Class – Question & Answer Session Only
Mobile Home Park Board Certification Class – Question & Answer Session Only


 

2021 "Elective" Classes

Communications

Social Media
Speaker(s)
Guest Speaker
To be announced

Are You on the Eve of Destruction?  Effective and Destructive Posts on Social Media

Social media is a very effective method to keep residents advised of important events and operations of community associations.  It can be a blessing and a curse for community associations which can result in bad press for your Association and even possibly, litigation.  So how can you maneuver these tricky waters and make social media work for your Association and avoid the pitfalls?  Our goal is to help you hit a home run and avoid a blow out for your Association.

Date:Thursday, August 26
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:00 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 24. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Human Resources and/or Operation Classes

Frustrated Man
Speaker(s)

Bad Board Members:  What ‘Ya Gonna Do When They Come for You?

At one time or another every Association will have a bad board member.  It may a Board Member who refuses to execute their duties, attend meetings, causes disruptions, leaks confidential information, or refuses to turn over Association’s records once they leave office.   So, what can you do with a bad board member?  Our attorney will delve into these issues offering possible legal solutions while our Director of Public Relations (an experienced board member) will offer practical solutions and insight into the situations. 

Date:Thursday, April 29
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:00 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 27. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Man in Suit at Blackboard
Speaker(s)

Who Does What?  Officers’ Duties Breakdown

Think you know what responsibilities each Board Member has?  What does the Vice President do?  This class will cover the responsibilities of officers on the Board and a few that you may have overlooked and not known about.  Our mission is to maximize the efficiency of your Board by attending this class.  This class is taught by our Director of Public Relations with one of our attorneys joining in for the Questions and Answers portion of the show.

Date:Thursday, September 30
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:00 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, September 28. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Insurance

File Folder Labeled "Insurance"
Guest Speaker
To be announced

Elements of Community Association Insurance

This webinar is sponsored and hosted by Sihle Insurance, one of our Diamond Business Partners. At this time, we do not have a course description.  Once this information is available, we will update our website.  We should have updated information by the middle of February.  However, we recommend that you make your reservation now for this popular class.

Date:Thursday, April 22
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
7:30 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 20. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Legislative Issues

Florida Legislature Building
Speaker(s)
Guest Speaker
State Representative Anna Eskamani

Community Associations live and die by laws passed (or sometimes not passed) by the Florida Legislature.  In this class, our attorney will discuss the new laws affecting Community Associations and what may be coming down the pike.  It is anticipated that a Central State Legislator will also participate in this event.  Don’t miss this important class.  Special Note:  While managers are welcome to attend this event, this class is not the legal update class required for your license.

Date:Thursday, June 24
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:15 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 22. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Miscellaneous


Operations

COVID and Hurricane
Speaker(s)
Guest Speaker
1 - 2 Natural disaster experts (to be announced)

Working with Acts of God

Prior to 2020, Florida just had to contend with hurricanes, severe storms, tornadoes, and sinkholes.  Then COVID-19 hit our Country and life changed.  This class will discuss the effects of Acts of God on community associations and how to deal with them.  This class will be hosted by one of our attorneys and one to two leaders in natural disasters industry. 

Date:Tuesday, March 30
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:15 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Friday, March 26. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Website Text with Construction Equipment
Speaker(s)
Guest Speaker
Joshua Adams of Rock Paper Simple

What?!!  We Can Be Sued Because of Our Website?

Did you know that you can be sued because of your website?  What should be or should not be on your website?  Learn about the legalities of Community Association websites and what should be on your website.  Our attorney will cover the legal aspect while our guest speaker will provide you with information on ways to maximize your website to assist in the operation of your Association. 

Date:Thursday, May 20
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:15 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 18. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Bear, Coyote, and Alligator
Speaker(s)
Guest Speaker
To be announced

Coyotes, Bears, & Toads – Oh My!

Florida is being over-run with several invasive and nuisance animals.  Coyotes are running rampart killing pets and bears are entering our communities with no fear.  Poisonous cane toads are encroaching on Central Florida with fatal results for our pets.  Irresponsible pet owners allow their dogs to run free to possibly attack your residents and other pets.  This class will deal with the nuisance animal population that is increasing and affecting residents of communities.  What steps can an Association do to deal with these nuisance animals?  The objective of this class will help you identify the problem and suggest possible solutions to this growing area of concern.  This class was one of the top classes requested by Board Members and has been trending on social media.  Our attorney and a guest speaker will host this class.

Date:Thursday, October 28
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
8:30 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 26. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Telecommunications

Colorful Picture of Network and Fiber Optic Cables
Guest Speaker
Don Johnson, CEO of Paradigm Broadband Group

Paradigm Presents: The T’s of Telecommunications for Communities

Did you know that your Association (HOA, condo, cooperative, or mobile home park) can possibly secure bulk rates for telephone service, cable television, internet, and more? And it can be better than what you have now as an individual subscriber?

In this webinar, Don Johnson, CEO of Paradigm, discusses new technologies to consider, terms to negotiate, tactics to look out for, and timing. Learn exactly what's on the table for your Community that you may not be taking advantage of.

 

Date:Thursday, March 18
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
7:30 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, March 16. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

2021 “Required” Board Certification Classes

State Approved Board Certification Classes

CM, the firm that Embraces Community, is known for offering creative solutions for community associations and 2021 is no exception.  To better serve community associations, we provide three options to become certified:

  • CM On Demand Board Certification Classes.  Some individuals may be coming up on the deadline to be certified and need a class before a live class is being offered.  Others have work schedules or other time demands where they can’t attend a live class.  For these individuals, CM offers our “CM On Demand Board Certification Classes.  These pre-recorded classes are available to you 24/7/365 and just like our other webinars, they are offered on a complimentary basis at this time.  If you are one of these individuals, please use this link to take our CM On Demand Class.
  • Live Board Certification Classes featuring a Questions and Answers portion of the program.  Many individuals prefer to take their certification class in “real time” basis and ask questions during the event.  If you are one of these individuals, we will be offering three different live classes during the first quarter only.
  • Live Questions and Answers Session for those who have taken our CM On Demand Board Certification Classes and have questions.  If you have taken our CM On Demand Board Certification classes and would like to ask questions, we feature three live Questions and Answers Session Classes.  During these one-hour sessions, you may ask any question based on the Board Certification Class. 

Certificates of Completion will be sent digitally to attendees who have successfully completed the requirements of the class within thirty-two (32) business days of the class.

You do not have to be a Board Member to take this class.  If you are considering running for the Board, you may take this class and have it count as your certification up to one year before the elections.  Interested residents or Association Committee Members are also welcomed to take these classes. 

So which option is your preferred method?  Make your Board Certification class reservation below! 

Important Notes

Florida Statutes Require Board Members to be Certified
It does not matter if you serve on a mandatory or voluntary association’s board of directors, Florida Statutes require that upon election to the board you must take a Board Certification class within ninety (90) days.  If you do not take this class, it is mandated that you be removed from the board. 

There is one other option.  You may execute an Affidavit “opting out” of this class and file it with the Secretary or Manager of your Association.  CM believes in “risk avoidance” for our clients.  To that end, we strongly recommend against executing the Affidavit and recommend taking the class (whether it is through us or another state approved provider).  If you prefer to execute an Affidavit, please select this link and we will send you an Affidavit for your execution and filing with your Association’s Secretary or Manager for the Association’s records.

About the 2021 Live Board Certification Classes

Our Live Board Certifications include a Questions and Answers session where you may pre-submit questions prior to the class for the speaker.  These webinars average 2½ - 3 hours depending upon the class.  Through these classes, our goal is to provide you with information to become an effective Board Member.  On your reservation form, you will be given the option to submit up to two pre-submitted questions. 

Prior to making a reservation, we suggest that you check your Association’s Articles of Incorporation for your Association’s legal name which is requested on your reservation.


 

2021 Live Board Certification Classes

Group of peope standing and smiling
Speaker(s)

2021 Live Homeowners Association Board Certification Class

This class is for Associations governed by Florida Statute 720.  Please check your Association’s Governing Documents to ensure that you are governed by this Chapter (or Chapter 617 for older communities) before making a reservation as we would not want you to discover that you took the wrong class.  Please set aside up to three hours for this class, however, it may be less depending on various circumstances.  This is the only live class scheduled for 2021.

Date:Thursday, March 25
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
9:30 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, March 23. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

2021 CM On Demand Board Certification Classes

CM On Demand Condominium & Cooperative Board Certification Class
CM On Demand Homeowner Association Board Certification Class
CM On Demand Mobile Home Park Board Certification Class

If you would like to make a reservation for one of our CM On Demand Board Certification Classes, please click on the Certification class you would like to view from our CM On Demand page.


 

2021 Live Question & Answer Sessions for those Individuals Taking our CM On Demand Board Certification Class

These sessions are designed for those individuals who have previously taken our CM On Demand Board Certification Classes (or a live Board Certification Class) and have questions regarding the Certification content.  This Session is pure Question and Answer.  Taking this session does not count as a Board Certification class. 

 

Condo Building

2021 Live Question and Answer Sessions for Condominium and Cooperatives

This class is for those Associations governed by Florida Statutes 718 and 719 only.  Please check your Association’s Governing Documents to ensure that you are governed by one of these Chapters before making a reservation as we would not want you to discover that you took the wrong class. 

Speaker(s): To be announced.

Date:Thursday, August 19
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
7:45 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 17. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Mobile Home
Speaker(s)

2021 Live Question and Answer Sessions for Mobile Home Parks

This class is for those Associations governed by Florida Statute 723.  Please check your Association’s Governing Documents to ensure that you are governed by this Chapter before making a reservation as we would not want you to discover that you took the wrong class. 

Date:Thursday, September 23
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
7:45 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, September 21. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.

Row of houses
Speaker(s)

2021 Live Question and Answer Sessions for Homeowner Associations

This class is for those Associations governed by Florida Statute 720.  Please check your Association’s Governing Documents to ensure that you are governed by this Chapter before making a reservation as we would not want you to discover that you took the wrong class. 

Date:Thursday, October 14
Start Time
6:00 p.m.
End Time
7:40 p.m.
Make a Reservation: Make Your Reservation Here
Registration Deadline: Pre-Registration closes at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 12. At the before mentioned time and date, pre-registration will be closed. After that time, if you wish to register, call our Public Relations Department to see if there are any vacancies.


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