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WEBINAR SCHEDULE 

Wednesday May 26th

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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Keeping the Peace - Conflict Management & Avoiding Litigation

Even in the most tight-knit, harmonious communities, conflicts will inevitably arise - between board members, the board and residents, or between neighbors. Managing these disagreements can mean the difference between restoring the peace or getting bogged down in acrimony and costly litigation. This expert panel will discuss both the legal and social benefits of proactive conflict management, as well as answering questions like where does annoying behavior cross over into something legally actionable? What's the legal definition of often-used terms like 'harassment' or 'negligence'? How can arbitration and mediation help avoid litigation, and what’s the manager and board's role in helping to resolve disputes?

Wednesday May 26th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Funding Reserves - and What Happens When You Don’t

The future is coming, and when it comes to reserve funding, inaction on the part of boards or management can lead to special assessments, lower property values - or both. This informative webinar will address the challenge not only of getting boards to conduct a reserve study, but getting them to follow the study's recommendations to adequately fund their community's reserves. Come get a clearer understanding of the role of boards and managers in the reserve study and funding process, and how working with an experienced reserve specialist can guide your association into a more solvent, stable financial future.

Sponsored by: Association Reserves

Wednesday May 26th

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

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Clearing the Hurdles - 10 Financial Mistakes HOAs Make & How to Avoid Them

1 hour CE CMCA Credit

Community association board members are usually volunteers - and most are not financial experts or accounting professionals. This lack of experience can lead to some common - and costly - mistakes. Join us for a discussion of how to head off these missteps, protect your community’s financial health and stability, and get back on course if you stumble. Topics will include understanding the board’s fiduciary responsibilities, working with your financial professionals, making smart investment decisions, knowing when to assess, and more.

Sponsored by: CIT Bank

Wednesday May 26th

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Every Vote Counts - Running Remote, In-Person, & Hybrid Elections

The pandemic upended a lot of everyday business for condo, HOA, and co-op communities over the last year-plus - including how those communities conduct board elections. Going forward, boards and their constituents have some decisions to make about how best to campaign for, vote in, and tabulate the results of board elections going forward. This panel discussion will cover topics ranging from how to get more people interested in running for their board and how to campaign, to explaining proxies and other legal considerations, to carrying out the actual voting process and tabulating results.

Thursday May 27th

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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Housing Market Trends - What Buyers Want

To say it’s been quite a year would be quite an understatement. In just the last 14 months or so, we’ve seen the value of properties dropping, historically low interest rates, civil unrest, and residents leaving formerly-sought-after neighborhoods in favor of areas with more space, more amenities, and the perception of greater safety and security. This panel will examine these market trends and discuss what buyers are looking for - as well as what associations can (and should) do to maintain and enhance property values. Other topics will include the role of brokers, how to manage showings and open houses, common area usage and maintenance, and striking a balance between financial challenges and the need for capital improvements to uphold value.

Thursday May 27th

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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What’s New, What’s Next - 2021 Legislative Update & Beyond

Every year, laws and initiatives are passed at the federal, state, and local level that impact how multifamily communities operate - and how the boards of these communities must govern. This panel of legal pros will discuss what's new and on the legislative horizon in Springfield and Chicago, including updates on the collections of arrears, how the changing rules and guidelines around the pandemic will impact Chicagoland condos, HOAs, and co-ops, the implications of the new Cook County Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO), and more.   

Thursday May 27th

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

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Working Smarter - Improving Building Performance

With fuel costs and environmental concerns both on the rise, boards and managers of multifamily buildings and HOAs are looking for ways to cut energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint overall. Join this panel for a discussion of ways to assess and improve your community’s energy efficiency, as well as its bottom line. Topics will range from assessing overall energy use, lowering costs by reducing emissions and waste, how to qualify for attractive incentive programs at the local, state, and federal level, and even the market value of upgrading your building’s energy profile.

Thursday May 27th

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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It’s a Virtual World - Tips & Advice for Better Online Meetings

Over the last year-plus, boards, managers, and community members have had to adjust to a lot of changes - including the moving of board and annual community meetings online. Even as the pandemic comes under control, many communities are keeping their meetings virtual for the sake of convenience, among other reasons. This seminar will offer insight into both the technical nuts and bolts - like which platform to use, and how to handle questions or disruptions - as well as the legal considerations, like making sure your governing documents allow for remote meetings, how to announce and promote them, and how to ensure that residents are able to participate, and feel that they're being heard.