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​​​​Schedule as of January 2019

February 7, 2019

4:30-7:00pm Registration

5:00-7:00pm Cocktail Reception

February 8, 2019

8:00-9:00am Registration

​8:30-9:00am Breakfast

9:00-10:00am Keynote Speaker

10:00-11:00am Session

11:15am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:45-2:45pm Concurrent Sessions

3:00-4:00pm Panel Discussion


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker​
​Dawn 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.  
Florida Leadership Keynote 2019.pdf

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 CEU
Category: Elective - Course #​9629324​​

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Choice of two​ sessions
HOA's, Condos and the Legislative Process
Every 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 presen​tation gives you 1-hour CEU​
Category: Elective - Course #​9629312​​
The Legislative Process for HOAs and CAMs - LAC.pdf

10 Things You Need to do to Make $ with CAI
I'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 Institute
This session is meant specifically for business partners.

1:45 to 2:45 p.m.: Choice of two sessions

An Introduction to Parliamentary Law
Want 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 CEU
Category: Elective - Course #​9629356

The Importance of Effective Communication
In 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 Coast​
If you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEU​
Category: Human Resources​/Elect​ive - Course #​962​9262
Effective Communication.pdf

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 FL​
If you are a Community Association Manager (CAM) this presentation gives you 1-hour CEU
​Category: Insurance/Financial/Elective - Course #​9629325