Community Association Officers Forum

Education Pathways is proud to sponsor the twentieth 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.

2019-2020 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.

Disaster Recovery – Let's Get It Planned Now!

Southwest Florida's community association board members must be prepared to deal with the aftermath of disasters left by hurricanes, fires and floods. Many associations have adequate disaster preparation plans but most disaster recovery plans are inadequate. This hands-on session is a “must do” opportunity to discover lessons learned by the pros and to emerge with a template for a recovery plan that is customized to each association.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Naples Daily News Building, Immokalee Rd., Naples
Friday December 13, 2019
Naples Sign Up

Marijuana, Service Shih Tzus and Drones – What's the Board to Do?

Community associations are now faced with issues that did not exist ten years ago. What is the difference between hemp, marijuana and THC? What impact do these new laws have upon the rights of residents and association rules? Service Animals, how can a board control this growing problem? How should an association prepare for drones buzzing around a property? This session will bring board members “into the know” about the ever-changing issues that they encounter.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Naples Daily News Building, Immokalee Rd., Naples
Friday, January 10, 2020
Naples Sign Up

What's Trending – Hot Topics and Enforcing the Rules

Governance at any level is about rules, whether they are federal law, state statute, Association bylaws or condo rules. Boards are challenged to keep up with the many changes that can affect their communities. What are the latest trends in technology that affect their members? Our Subject Matter Experts provide the latest information. During the workshop Board members will create rules they may want to consider for their communities.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Naples Daily News Building, Immokalee Rd., Naples
Friday, January 31, 2020
Naples Sign Up

Board Member Certification – Here and Now!

Florida Statutes provide that newly elected board members in condominium and Homeowners associations have two options to be certified for service on the board. One option is that the director may submit a certificate of satisfactory completion of the education curriculum administered by a division approved education provider. 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. Participating Board members will receive Certificates of Completion.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Naples Daily News Building, Immokalee Rd., Naples
Friday, February 21, 2020
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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 twelve, eleven-minute Round Table discussions. A professional from the fields of technology, accounting, law, banking, insurance, security, painting, asset maintenance and, sensible landscaping will lead each Round Table session.

Hilton Garden Inn, Alico Road, Ft. Myers
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Ft. Myers Sign Up
Naples Daily News Building, Immokalee Rd., Naples
Friday, March 13, 2020
Naples Sign Up