I am teaming up with the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations (ACTHA) to offer another in a series of CONDO SMARTS WORKSHOPS. This time I’m hosting “Learn and Lead,” a condominium training certification program.
Beginning Tuesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth (Room 141) and continuing on the first Tuesdays of the next five months, experts from ACTHA will instruct condominium owners and board members on six key areas that are essential to becoming an informed owner/board member.
We kick off the workshop series on Tuesday, March 4th, with a workshop on condominium governance. Presented byDavid Bendoff, an attorney with the law firm of Kovitz, Shifrin, and Nesbit, the workshop will focus on items you should know when living in a condominium association: definitions, governing documents, legal requirements, board and owner roles, fiduciary duty, liability, rules, and committee use.
To obtain a complete schedule of the workshop sereis, CLICK HERE, scroll to the bottom of this email, or download a poster for the series here:
Please feel welcome to post it in your building, the businesses you frequent, your place of worship, etc.
You are welcome to attend as many or as few of the six courses free of charge.
If you wish to become ACTHA certified, however, you must pay a $100 per person fee and take an exam after each session. The exam requires a 70% pass rate. Ordinarily, the cost for certification for non-ACTHA members is $150, but ACTHA has kindly agreed to offer the courses to 49th Ward residents attending the workshops at the ACTHA membership rate of $100.
If you plan to attend Tuesday’s workshop, please register HERE.
For more information on the “Learn and Lead” certification program, call 312-987-1906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you Tuesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m., at Sullivan High School, Room 141.
CONDO SMARTS INFO SESSIONS
Condominium Board Training
ACTHA “Learn and Lead” Certification
FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6:30 PM
Sullivan High School, Room 141
6631 N. Bosworth
March 4 Governance of an Association
This seminar focuses on definitions, governing documents, legal requirements, board and owner roles, fiduciary duty, liability, rules, and committee use.
Presented by David Bendoff, attorney, Kovitz, Shifrin, and Nesbit
April 1 Administration of an Association
This seminar highlights management, planning, budgeting, contracts, and communication.
Presented by Marcia Caruso, owner, Caruso Management Group
May 6 Meetings and Elections of an Association
This seminar focuses on meeting types, owner and board meetings, legal/quorum requirements, proxies, secret ballots, and counting the vote.
Presented by Charles VanderVennet, attorney, Charles T. VanderVennet, P.C.
June 3 Financial Aspects of an Association
This seminar concentrates on board responsibility, financial statements, reporting standards, and oversight.
Presented by Mark Cantey, President and CPA, Cantey Associates
July 1 Physical Aspects of an Association
This seminar highlights the physical maintenance of the building, City codes and inspections, understanding the initial state of the building, and capital asset planning.
Presented by Kami Farahmandpour, principal, Building Technology Consultants
August 5 Insurance and Risk Management of an Association
This seminar focuses on the nature of insurance and risk management, the process and cycle, other management tools available, and legal requirements.
Presented by Joel Davis, Regional Marketing Director, Community Association Underwriters of America