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Community associationsHOAs, condos, co-ops, and mixed-use communities—offer choices, lifestyles, amenities, services, and efficiencies that people value. An estimated 70 million Americans choose to live in 345,000 planned communities, and that number continues to grow. Many community associations offer services and amenities that most Americans can’t afford on their own—swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, lakes and ponds, professional security, and even golf courses. These communities also provide some degree of protection against neighborhood degradation and deterioration—cars on cinder blocks, dilapidated homes, or yards that are not maintained. But with all of their inherent advantages, community associations occasionally face complicated issues, none more common than the challenge of balancing the best interests of the community as a whole with the preferences of individual residents. Issues often arise because of unrealistic expectations, misinformation, and misunderstanding. You can help ensure a more positive and fulfilling community experience by learning all you can about a community association before you buy a home.

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M-330: Advanced Insurance and Risk Management - November 3-4, 2022

​​​​​​​Learn how to understand risk and limit exposure to loss. This course provides a comprehensive look at insurance and risk-management issues. It shows you how to evaluate communities, review inspection reports and study policy details. You’ll learn to assess your association’s exposure to loss and evaluate all types of insurance policies.

M-203 Community Leadership, December 1 - 2, 2022 12-3 p.m. ET

This course shows you how to inspire the cooperation needed from board leaders and volunteers to achieve management goals. You’ll learn proven ways to motivate and guide community leaders and help board and committee members accomplish more at every meeting.

M-360: Leadership Practices in Building Community - February February 2nd & 3rd, 2023

​Learn how to create a more cooperative community. This course teaches you the management strategies that build better community relations. You’ll learn how to help your community members develop social and problem-solving skills and foster greater participation in the community. It will also help develop the leadership skills that can increase your job satisfaction and enhance your career growth.

M-202 Association Communications, February 16th - 17th, 2023, 12-3 p.m. ET

This course offers communication strategies that will benefit both new and experienced managers and provide the skills to better understand owners and volunteers. You’ll learn the basics of good customer service and gain the tools to effectively handle complaints, write newsletters and reports and manage public relations.

M-204 Community Governance, February 23rd - 24th, 2023 - 2-3 p.m. ET

This course covers the legal basis of community rules, policies and procedures. You’ll gain a better understanding of board and management responsibilities and a better grasp of the community association as a legal entity. Learn how to advise and support your board and how to revise policies and procedures to comply with current laws and recommended management practices.