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September 2018

WEBINAR | Reserve Funding: Comparing Methods

September 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Michelle Baldry Reserve Advisors, as she takes you through samples and case studies to give you a better understanding of the difference between the two reserve funding methods; component method and cash flow.

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October 2018

WEBINAR | Real Talk: Communicating in Difficult Situations

October 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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It’s time for the truth! Join Brandi Ruff, General Manager Skyline Plaza Condominium, and a few fellow industry professionals as they candidly discuss how to participate in and process difficult conversations. Gain fresh insight and perspective about communicating to enhance everyday interactions. This session is worth (1) one credit hour. Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

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December 2018

WEBINAR | Why Buildings Fail

December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Scott O’Connor Executive Vice President of ReStl Designers, Inc.as he provides an engineering-based overview of the mechanisms and types of exposure related to pre-mature aging and ultimate failure of commercial and residential structures. This session is worth (1) one credit hour. Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

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February 2019

WEBINAR | Techniques for Achieving Effective Communication

February 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Don Plank, PCAM, Vice President of Association Banking for National Cooperative Bank and Michelle Schall, Community Manager at Legum & Norman as they take you through the core components of an effective communication strategy including the thought process behind selecting an appropriate communication medium.

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April 2019

WEBINAR | Water Intrusion – What Do We Do Now?

April 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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How much is water damage costing you? Water intrusions are frequent, sometimes catastrophic, and usually costly events. Learning how to effectively manage these often complicated situations can save your association significant time, money and angst. Please join Sami Satouri, RHU, ChHC, Quest Insurance, Chris Corbett, CIC, Quest Insurance, Theresa Melson, PCAM, USI Insurance Services, LLC and Bruce Easmunt, Esq., Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC as they take you through a step by step process that addresses the insurance and legal implications of various types of water intrusions.

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July 2019

WEBINAR | Mold: Dealing with the Silent Menace

July 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Walls, clothes, books, toys – nothing is sacred when it comes to mold growth. Its seemingly insidious growth can cause a great deal of damage to our prized possessions. But for all its corrupting menace, to what extent should we be worried about mold when it invades our homes or businesses? Please join Greg Gandee of ServiceMaster, NCR for an in depth look at precisely what mold is, what causes it to grow, its health effects and what owners and occupants can do to stop it.

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September 2019

WEBINAR | Transparency, Respect and Organization

September 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Managers: Are you looking for ways to assist your board members with holding successful Board meetings? Get expert advice from a seasoned manager and an attorney to help your board be more productive and efficient in this interactive session. Learn best practices and legal requirements in setting the agenda, preparing and disseminating management reports, providing meeting notices, holding the meeting itself and preparing and finalizing meeting minutes. Hypothetical scenarios will help to illustrate key points. This session is worth (1) one credit hour.

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October 2019

WEBINAR | How Safe Is Your Building’s Electrical System?

October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Aging Electrical Systems must be addressed by the Association regardless of who is responsible for the wiring. Associations should plan for the replacement/upgrading of obsolete wiring and electric panels not only for the common areas but the individual units...

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April 2020

FREE Town Hall Webinar Series: Managing Through COVID-19

April 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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What’s the difference between essential and non-essential services? The answer to this question has become critical to community managers and board members during these days of uncertainty as the public health crisis created by the highly contagious Coronavirus continues. With stay at home orders in place, communities are struggling with how to provide services to residents in a safe and efficient manner. Open or close common area facilities? Have meetings or postpone? How and when to communicate information? Keep onsite staff? Mail and packages? Common area maintenance and cleaning? Accommodating guests? Rules enforcement? Assessment collection? Quarantine for those who may become ill? These are just a few of the issues where discussion and guidance is much needed, so please join us for a virtual town hall with a panel of top industry experts and leaders, including WMCCAI Chapter President Airielle Hansford.

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Virtual Happy Hour Series: #StayAtHomeSocial – Let’s Talk Stress Relief

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Who’s ready for a Virtual Happy Hour?! Join WMCCAI as we practice social distancing while networking with a #StayAtHomeSocial moderated by Thomas L. Willis, PCAM from Association Bridge, LLC. Share a drink while discussing how to relieve stress in this new work and world environment. We will play a game, chat and network in a fun and virtual setting alongside your association peers! BYOB!

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FREE Town Hall Webinar Series: Managing Through COVID-19 (Part 2)

April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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What’s the difference between essential and non-essential services? The answer to this question has become critical to community managers and board members during these days of uncertainty as the public health crisis created by the highly contagious Coronavirus continues. With stay at home orders in place, communities are struggling with how to provide services to residents in a safe and efficient manner. Open or close common area facilities? Have meetings or postpone...

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May 2020

Virtual Happy Hour Series: #StayAtHomeSocial – Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for our second #StayAtHomeSocial, featuring a virtual “Cinco de Mayo” happy hour! This is nacho average gathering! On this special edition of “Taco Tuesday”, BYOT (Bring Your Own Tacos), grab your margarita of choice, and gather virtually alongside your industry colleagues for a Fan-taco-tastic hour of networking and prizes, of course!

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Town Hall Webinar Series: Managing Through COVID-19 – Virtually Everything You Need To Know About Virtual Meetings

May 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Meetings - we all have them and many of them are legally required. The COVID-19 public health crisis has forced an abrupt transition to virtual platforms. You have board and annual meetings scheduled and no clear guidance on how to proceed in a virtual environment. What are the legalities involved? What platforms work best? How are these meetings documented? Is recording allowed? Strategies for chairing, maintaining order, open forum? How to overcome technical glitches? These are just a few of the issues raised at the April Town Hall sessions. In May, it is our goal to address them! Join us for a virtual town hall to learn virtually everything you need to know (pun intended)!

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June 2020

Virtual Happy Hour Series: #StayAtHomeSocial – Splash into Summer Safely

June 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for our next Virtual Happy Hour Series: #StayAtHomeSocial “Splash into Summer Safely” Happy Hour! Get ready for some summer fun as we discuss how to summer social distance style! Grab your frozen drink of choice to cool off and gather virtually alongside your industry colleagues for a ‘Splashtastic’ hour of networking; Jeopardy style gaming and prizes, of course!

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Town Hall Webinar Series: Managing Through COVID-19 (Part 4) – Business as Usual?

June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Meetings - we all have them and many of them are legally required. The COVID-19 public health crisis has forced an abrupt transition to virtual platforms. You have board and annual meetings scheduled and no clear guidance on how to proceed in a virtual environment. What are the legalities involved? What platforms work best? How are these meetings documented? Is recording allowed? Strategies for chairing, maintaining order, open forum? How to overcome technical glitches? These are just a few of the issues raised at the April Town Hall sessions. In May, it is our goal to address them! Join us for a virtual town hall to learn virtually everything you need to know (pun intended)!

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Membership Benefits Orientation

June 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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I joined CAI...Now What? If you are a new member to Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute and you want to find out what benefits you get with your membership, please join us as we navigate through the in’s and out’s of membership.

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July 2020

WEBINAR | Getting a Fair Deal: Contract Negotiation Tips & Tricks

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Now more than ever, contract terms are being closely scrutinized and provisions invoked as community associations move forward with pending work and services. Brian Fellner, Esq. will take board members and managers through the essential portions of a contract, including termination, indemnification, and scope of work. Learn common legal terms and their meanings in the contract context, including gross negligence and for cause. Work through some common sticking points in contract negotiations and ways to address them to achieve favorable terms.

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WEBINAR | Making Your Property More Attractive to Insurance Carriers

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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What factors affect the cost of insuring your community? How are insurance premiums calculated? Insurance coverage is one of the largest expenses in any association operating budget and it seems to increase with every renewal, despite filing no claims. Why? What steps can be taken to reduce or avoid those increases? Find out what insurance carriers look at when assessing risk – join us for an in-depth discussion of how the insurance industry views common interest communities, led by Chapter benefactor Quest Insurance.

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August 2020

WEBINAR | Financial Accounting and Tracking for Insurance Claims

August 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Your community just received a check from the insurance carrier in the amount of $201,163 to cover property damage caused by a fire. Where do you post it? How to code invoices? What about the deductible? Hold back depreciation – what does that mean? And how does all this look on your balance sheet? Insurance claims can be complex in many ways, not the least of which is the financial accounting for them. Need help? We hear you! Join us for a workshop style session to learn the ins and outs of correctly tracking insurance proceeds and expenses, led by Anne Sheehan, CPA, of Chapter supporter, The Goldklang Group, CPAs.

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Virtual Happy Hour: Summer Sip & Style with Kendra Scott

August 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for our next Virtual Happy Hour Series: #StayAtHomeSocial “Splash into Summer Safely” Happy Hour! Get ready for some summer fun as we discuss how to summer social distance style! Grab your frozen drink of choice to cool off and gather virtually alongside your industry colleagues for a ‘Splashtastic’ hour of networking; Jeopardy style gaming and prizes, of course!

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2020 Virtual Community Association of the Year Orientation

August 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Do you live or work in a community that you think deserves recognition? Do you want to apply for the Community Association of the Year award but aren’t sure where to start? Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of the Community Association of the Year awards. Speakers will include several current CAY judges and past CAY winners. The Community Association of the Year Award recognizes the communities that best demonstrate excellence in all facets of association operations and governance by following CAI’s Best Practices. The application focuses on the essentials of community association management and volunteer leadership. The statements are designed to determine how well your community incorporates Best Practices into its operations.

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WEBINAR | The Employment Relationship: From Hiring to Firing (And Everything In Between)

August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Who’s the boss? If it’s you, let this session be your guide! Missed it at C&E? It’s back by popular demand! Once again, Tiffany M. Releford, Esq. and Jennifer Jackman, Esq., of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP will lend us their human resources expertise! Join us for an overview of federal employment laws, highlight DC, MD and VA employment laws, and address issues associations face in managing their workforce. Learn how to navigate the employment relationship from hiring to termination, address issues affecting the workplace such as protecting against discrimination and harassment, handling reasonable accommodation requests, and best practices for handling poor employee performance and problem employees.

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September 2020

WEBINAR | Building Maintenance Series (Part 1 – HVAC Systems)

September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join WMCCAI for a three-part series on building maintenance. These insightful webinars lead by Doug White of Thomas Downey, Ltd., Consulting Engineers, Ted Ross of TRC Engineering and Kathryn M. Hutchinson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM General Manager at Greenhouse Condominium Council of Co-Owners, Inc. will help you understand the system and structural basics of buildings, including, routine maintenance needs. Additionally, you will be well positioned to identify problems, develop repair options and budget for building maintenance costs.

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October 2020

WEBINAR | Legislative Series (Part 1: VA Legislative Update)

October 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join WMCCAI for Monday Legislative Madness – a three-part series on legislative updates in Virginia, DC and Maryland. These insightful sessions will be led by the Virginia LAC and Legislative Committee, DC LAC and Legislative Committee and Maryland LAC and Legislative, respectively. Each session will update on state legislation and what to expect heading into 2021. The DC session will include a few board leadership modules and budgeting.

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WEBINAR | Building Maintenance Series (Part 2 – Plumbing & Piping)

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Who’s the boss? If it’s you, let this session be your guide! Missed it at C&E? It’s back by popular demand! Once again, Tiffany M. Releford, Esq. and Jennifer Jackman, Esq., of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP will lend us their human resources expertise! Join us for an overview of federal employment laws, highlight DC, MD and VA employment laws, and address issues associations face in managing their workforce. Learn how to navigate the employment relationship from hiring to termination, address issues affecting the workplace such as protecting against discrimination and harassment, handling reasonable accommodation requests, and best practices for handling poor employee performance and problem employees.

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November 2020

WEBINAR | Legislative Series (Part 2: DC Homeowner Education & Update)

November 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join WMCCAI for Monday Legislative Madness – a three-part series on legislative updates in Virginia, DC and Maryland. These insightful sessions will be led by the Virginia LAC and Legislative Committee, DC LAC and Legislative Committee and Maryland LAC and Legislative, respectively. Each session will update on state legislation and what to expect heading into 2021. The DC session will include a few board leadership modules and budgeting.

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WEBINAR: CMCA Exam Study Group

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online Webinar, Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

Take the fear and anxiety out of taking the CMCA exam. Join us for a webinar style session and become familiar with the structure and content of the test in this interactive study session tailor made for managers and administrators pursuing the CMCA designation. Participants will be guided by a panel of professionals representing each of the knowledge areas covered in the exam. This session is not conducted as a lecture, but rather is a unique opportunity for participants to apply what they know in a discussion setting along with their peers and industry professionals.

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WEBINAR | Legislative Series (Part 3: MD Legislative Update)

November 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Webinar, Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

Join WMCCAI for Monday Legislative Madness – a three-part series on legislative updates in Virginia, DC and Maryland. These insightful sessions will be led by the Virginia LAC and Legislative Committee, DC LAC and Legislative Committee and Maryland LAC and Legislative, respectively. Each session will update on state legislation and what to expect heading into 2021. The DC session will include a few board leadership modules and budgeting.

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WEBINAR | Building Maintenance Series (Part 3: Building Exteriors – Brick, Siding, Balconies & Decks)

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Who’s the boss? If it’s you, let this session be your guide! Missed it at C&E? It’s back by popular demand! Once again, Tiffany M. Releford, Esq. and Jennifer Jackman, Esq., of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP will lend us their human resources expertise! Join us for an overview of federal employment laws, highlight DC, MD and VA employment laws, and address issues associations face in managing their workforce. Learn how to navigate the employment relationship from hiring to termination, address issues affecting the workplace such as protecting against discrimination and harassment, handling reasonable accommodation requests, and best practices for handling poor employee performance and problem employees.

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Virtual Membership Benefits Orientation

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Webinar, Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

I joined CAI...Now What? If you are a new member to Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute and you want to find out what benefits you get with your membership, please join us as we navigate through the in’s and out’s of membership.

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December 2020

WEBINAR | Virtual Board Leadership Development Workshop (Part 1 – Workshop)

December 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Congratulations – you’ve been elected to your association’s Board of Directors! Learn about how to be fair and effective in your role as a leader in your community. Know your duties and responsibilities in managing operations and maintaining assets. Learn how to hire the right management staff and service providers, establish sensible and enforceable policies, interpret the governing documents and communicate with your membership. Our two-part virtual series begins with our Board Leadership Development Workshop which will take you through the Financial and Governing Documents Modules the second part will answer your questions with a 2-hour Q&A session. Join Kevin Kernan, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, Kathryn Hutchison, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Greenhouse Condominium Council of Co-Owners, Inc., and Christa Brady, PCAM, USI Insurance Services, LLC. as they take you through a comprehensive look at what it takes for Board members to work collaboratively and productively to build a sense of community in an association while keeping an eye on the future.

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WEBINAR | Virtual Board Leadership Development Workshop (Part 2 – Q&A Session)

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Congratulations – you’ve been elected to your association’s Board of Directors! Learn about how to be fair and effective in your role as a leader in your community. Know your duties and responsibilities in managing operations and maintaining assets. Learn how to hire the right management staff and service providers, establish sensible and enforceable policies, interpret the governing documents and communicate with your membership. Our two-part virtual series begins with our Board Leadership Development Workshop which will take you through the Financial and Governing Documents Modules the second part will answer your questions with a 2-hour Q&A session. Join Kevin Kernan, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, Kathryn Hutchison, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Greenhouse Condominium Council of Co-Owners, Inc., and Christa Brady, PCAM, USI Insurance Services, LLC. as they take you through a comprehensive look at what it takes for Board members to work collaboratively and productively to build a sense of community in an association while keeping an eye on the future.

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January 2021

Virtual Jump Start January: R.I.S.E.

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Jump into 2021 with WMCCAI’s annual kick-off event attended by hundreds of community association industry professionals. This year our Jump Start event is virtual and will feature our annual meeting, a speaker and committee fair zoom rooms. Current committee members will be on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight into how to become more active with the Chapter and make the most of your WMCCAI membership. Join us and RISE to the occasion.

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February 2021

FREE SESSION: Navigating Assessments – Collections in a Post Pandemic World

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join Tiago D. Bezerra, ESQ. and David S. Mercer, ESQ. of MercerTrigiani, LLP as they navigate through an overview of assessment collections, from the first missed installment through post-judgment collection efforts, and help you learn when to be compassionate, when to protect association interests and how to keep the ship steady.

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Virtual Business Showcase: Work Life Balance – Achievable Goal or Urban Legend?

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Many people struggle to find the perfect work life balance. Wait…is that even possible? With shifts in our professional development, personal relationships and society, finding a good work life balance requires a regular re-evaluation of the current equilibrium and then some effort to readjust it as needed.

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March 2021

Virtual Vino – A Virtual Wine Tasting Experience

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Join WMCCAI for a virtual vino experience featuring three wines that will whisk you into the spring! Don’t miss out!

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Virtual Membership Benefits Orientation

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online Webinar, Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

I joined CAI...Now What? If you are a new member to Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute and you want to find out what benefits you get with your membership, please join us as we navigate through the in’s and out’s of membership.

Find out more »

WEBINAR: CMCA Exam Study Group

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online Webinar, Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

Take the fear and anxiety out of taking the CMCA exam. Join us for a webinar style session and become familiar with the structure and content of the test in this interactive study session tailor made for managers and administrators pursuing the CMCA designation. Participants will be guided by a panel of professionals representing each of the knowledge areas covered in the exam. This session is not conducted as a lecture, but rather is a unique opportunity for participants to apply what they know in a discussion setting along with their peers and industry professionals.

Find out more »

April 2021

Virtual Board Leadership Development Workshop

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online Webinar, Link will be emailed to registered attendees.

Congratulations – you’ve been elected to your association’s Board of Directors! Learn about how to be fair and effective in your role as a leader in your community. Know your duties and responsibilities in managing operations and maintaining assets. Learn how to hire the right management staff and service providers, establish sensible and enforceable policies, interpret the governing documents and communicate with your membership. Our half day virtual event begins with our Board Leadership Development Workshop which will focus on Financial and Governing Documents Modules and answer your questions for all workshop topics with a Q&A session. Join WMCCAI as we take you through a comprehensive look at what it takes for Board members to work collaboratively and productively to build a sense of community in an association while keeping an eye on the future.

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