Community Association Officers Forum

Education Pathways is proud to sponsor the twenty-first season of the Community Association Officers Forum. This forum provides an opportunity for community association board members to interact with each other and to share best practices. Sessions include information that board members need to know about association management including accounting, legislative issues, disaster preparedness, risk management, maintenance and landscaping.

2020-2021 Schedule

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and each session will begin at 9 a.m. and end promptly at noon. Light refreshments will be served. If you need to cancel your reservation, please click here.

COVID-19 Crazy!! What Associations Need to Know!

This is a “don’t miss” session! All aspects of community association governance have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Board members are now obligated to assure clean, sanitized common areas and to restrict access assuring social distancing. Additional issues include vendors working from home, the economic impact of delinquencies and fraud, pandemic insurance, frightened and sometimes irrational residents and even the need for emotional support animals to maintain sanity. This session will reveal factors that boards should carefully consider.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Ft. Myers Sign Up
DoubleTree Hilton, Tamiami Trail, Naples
Friday, January 15, 2021
Naples Sign Up

Are You Up to Date?

Issues that board members confront change daily. This session provides vital information for board members to understand new technologies…board use of email, electronic voting, digital record keeping, electronic service tickets, electronic security, using Zoom, mandated web sites, and flying drones. Emerging legal issues, limitations of warranties and contractual issues will be addressed. Depart from this session feeling up to date and ready to tackle the challenges that await you as a board member.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Ft. Myers Sign Up
DoubleTree Hilton, Tamiami Trail, Naples
Friday, February 5, 2021
Naples Sign Up

Board Member Certification – Here and Now!

Florida Statutes provide that newly elected board members in condominium associations, and more recently in homeowners’ associations, have two options to be certified for board service. One option is that the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of satisfactory completion of the education curriculum administered by a division-approved condominium or HOA education provider. A director who fails to complete one of the two options within 90 days of being elected is suspended from service on the board until she or he complies with this requirement. This requirement may also be completed up to one year before being elected to a board seat. This session fulfills the certification requirements for both condominium and homeowners’ associations. Certificates of completion will be provided.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Ft. Myers Sign Up
DoubleTree Hilton, Tamiami Trail, Naples
Friday, February 26, 2021
Naples Sign Up

Rotating Round Tables: The Essentials of Being a Knowledgeable Board Member

Back by popular demand! Participate in this unique opportunity to learn the key facts and to discuss issues specific to your association in eight, ten-minute Round Table discussions. Each Round Table session will be led by a professional from the fields of technology, accounting, law, banking, insurance, painting, asset maintenance and sensible landscaping. This is a fast-paced session that you simply don’t want to miss.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Ft. Myers Sign Up
DoubleTree Hilton, Tamiami Trail, Naples
Friday, March 12, 2021
Naples Sign Up