WMCCAI EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR PROPOSAL:
APPLICATIONS DUE BY AUGUST 31, 2019

Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute provides area community association leaders and managers with quality education and training. 
 
We offer a broad range of programming hosted by industry experts to help keep participants up to date on the latest management trends, industry best practices, legislative activity, hot topics and subjects of special interest. In 2019, WMCCAI hosted 15 sessions at our highly attended Conference & Expo, and 19 standalone sessions for managers and homeowners, including 5 webinars. Course attendees gained insight and knowledge to help them take their careers and communities to the next level, while gaining valuable credits toward earning and maintaining industry certifications and designations.
 
For 2020, the WMCCAI Education Committee has been a driving force in updating, upgrading and expanding the educational program that will be offered.  That effort includes adding an extra day of sessions geared toward advanced PCAM level managers during the 2020 Conference & Expo.  The committee has spent the last several months researching a wide range of topics and subject matter in order to develop a more targeted approach to meeting the educational needs of the membership.  The end result is a streamlined and thoughtfully structured group of sessions in need of passionate and engaging presenters.  If your area of knowledge and experience matches up with any of the designated topics, we need you, so bring your A game and submit a proposal!  

Why you should submit a proposal:

  • Share your skills, experiences, and vision with leaders.
  • Increase your visibility; gain recognition and distinction within the community association industry.
  • Participate in a unique forum that brings community association professionals, service providers, and homeowners together.
  • Play a part in improving community association living and promote the professionalism of those serving community associations.

Designated session topics:

  • Budgeting & Financial Reporting
    • Accounting Principles & Financial Statement Components
    • Financial Statement Analysis and Production of Variance Reports
    • The Association Audit Process
    • Reserve Calculations & Budget Development
    • Reserve Study Procedures and Reporting Methodologies
  • Contracts
    • Understanding Contracts:  Language, Administration and Enforcement
  • Social Media
    • Managing the Community’s Online Image
    • Branding the Community
    • Battling the Keyboard Warriors – How to Handle Negative Online Posts
  • Professionalism & Career Development
    • Image Matters
    • Communications & Presentations
    • Setting Boundaries & Expectations
    • Creating a Positive Work Environment for Staff and Volunteer Leaders
    • Management Metrics:  Assessing Management Company, Manager, and Board of Director Performance
  • Human Resources Management
    • Employment and Personnel Law in DC, MD and VA
    • Building the A Team:  Effective Strategies for Hiring, Managing & Retaining Staff
    • Prevent Burnout:  Find Your Work-Life Harmony
  • Technology
    • Using Technology as a Management Tool
    • Technology in Communities – Pros and Cons
    • Drones
  • Legislative Updates
    • Maryland
    • Virginia
    • District of Columbia

Submission Guidelines:

  • Applications must be completed through the online form.
  • No more than three proposals per individual may be submitted.
  • Each proposed instructor must complete and submit the online form.
  • Each proposed instructor must be available on the agreed upon presentation date.
  • Each proposed instructor must provide a biography (resume, CV, or company webpage ARE NOT acceptable).
  • Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline.
  • Applicants will receive an update in fall 2019 regarding the status of their proposal.
 

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Questions? Email [email protected] or call (703) 750-3644 during normal business hours.