Schedule as of January 2019
5:00-7:00pm Cocktail Reception
9:00-10:00am Keynote Speaker
11:15am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions
1:45-2:45pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00-4:00pm Panel Discussion
LEADERSHIP FORUM PRESENTATIONS & EDUCATION SESSIONS
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.Opening Remarks & Keynote SpeakerDawn Bauman, CAE, Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs will discuss how the federal legislative process works, and you'll find out how to advocate with an impact. She will discuss how public policy positions have been created and adopted. Dawn will also share community association legislative trends across the country affecting condos and HOAs.
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.What is the FL Legislative Alliance and How Can I Benefit?The Florida Legislative Alliance Chair Michael Bender invites you to meet with him, CAI-FLA Lobbyist Travis Moore, and member of CAI-FLA Mary Macfie.They will discuss how the legislature works and how we can interact with the legislature to accomplish goals on behalf of Owners' Associations. Learn what transpired in the most recent legislative session affecting our industry and what bills are being discussed for introduction in the coming session. The program will include an opportunity for questions and answers. Attendance will provide attendees with 1 CEU, and CAI-FLA members will be available throughout the day.If you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEUCategory: Elective - Course #9629324
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Choice of two sessionsHOA's, Condos and the Legislative ProcessEvery year, new laws pass that affect condos and HOAs. What is the lawmaking process? How do proposals pass through the House of Representatives and the Senate to become laws? What roles do Senators and Representatives play in this process--and what role do you play, as a citizen? Find out more about the legislative process in this fun and fascinating class! Presented By: Jennifer Cunha, Esq. – Law Office of J.M. Cunha, Esq.If you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEUCategory: Elective - Course #9629312
10 Things You Need to do to Make $ with CAII'm a Business Partner, NOW WHAT!?This one-hour, interactive presentation will give you immediate takeaways that help you and your business penetrate the condominium, HOA, and co-operative marketplace. You'll learn more than just basic how-to tips—you'll walk away with 10 things you can do right now with CAI to get noticed and gain market share. Come to this session ready to absorb new knowledge on how to generate business revenue, get a refresher on baseline objectives that you might have missed, and advice on how to focus on leveraging your CAI membership to create successful experiences for you and your clients. Be prepared to listen, ask questions, and share your own experiences.Presented By: Marc Ingram, CEM, Community Associations InstituteThis session is meant specifically for business partners.
1:45 to 2:45 p.m.: Choice of two sessions
An Introduction to Parliamentary LawWant to hold smother, more orderly meetings? This workshop can help. In this essential guide to parliamentary procedure, participants learn how to avoid common meeting mistakes and how to handle common meeting situations. From the details of a quorum, to the proper steps in making motions, to the rules governing debate, to the various forms of voting, participants gain a deeper understanding of parliamentary procedure and develop a new confidence in handling meetings. The workshop features a fun, interactive question-and-answer format with animated slideshows.Presented By: Tim Wynn, PRP - Perfect Rules, Inc.If you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEUCategory: Elective - Course #9629356
The Importance of Effective CommunicationIn today's world of instant communications, we substitute emoticons, slang, abbreviations, short texts and soundbites instead of developing the skills to express what we really mean to say. Today's digital devices capture too much of our attention and cause us to shortchange personal conversations while worrying about our virtual relationships. Highly effective people – in business, social, and personal relationships – inherently understand the importance of communication skills, which is why some people enjoy success while others continually encounter difficulties expressing themselves and understanding others without generating conflict, misunderstandings, and mistrust.Presented By: Lorraine Megdanis - Director, CAI Gold CoastIf you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEUCategory: Human Resources/Elective - Course #9629262
3:00 to 4:00 p.m Hot Topics Panel Discussion Topics to include, but not limited to: Impact of increasing numbers & severity of storms on insurance companies and rates; flood insurance; Assignment of benefits; FIGA. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions! Panel participants are current members of the FL Legistative Alliance.Facilitator: Michael Bender, Esq. - Kaye Bender Rembaum. P.L.Panel Participants: Curtis Hamlin, Esq. - Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A., Lou Biron - Sihle Insurance Group, Barry Scarr, CIRMS - Scarr Insurance Group, Thomas R. Slaten, Jr. - Larsen & Associates, P.L., Pilar Willis Dixon, CIRMS, Brown & Brown of FLIf you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEUCategory: Insurance/Financial/Elective - Course #9629325