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Virtual Made For Managers Day

June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

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Managing Within Our New COVID Reality

Thursday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

What is WSCAI’s
Made For Managers Day?

Made For Managers Day (MFMD) is an annual educational event specifically tailored to industry professionals who manage common interest communities – condominiums, homeowners associations (HOA’s) and cooperatives.

The education offered is appropriate for industry veterans and includes a track for those new to the industry or looking for a refresher. Managers can earn up to three (3) continuing education clock hours by attending the sessions.

The virtual event includes 50 industry-specific businesses showcasing their products and services, with many exhibitors giving away exciting prizes to managers who enter their drawings.

*Special Offer*

WSCAI Members who register by May 21, 2021 will receive a $5 Coffee Card compliments ofour sponsors!

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When & Where

Thursday, June 10, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Online Virtual Event
Link Will Be Sent Out To Registered Attendees

WSCAI Member Pricing

(Per Person)

$45 through 5/21*
$55 through 5/31
$75 after 5/31

*Special Offer Ends May 21

Non-Member Pricing

(Per Person)

$59 through 5/21
$79 through 5/31
$99 after 5/31

Virtual Made For Managers Day Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Early-Bird Networking With Exhibitors

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.

Made For Managers Day Opening Remarks
Welcome From Chapter President
Presented by:
Amy S. Clements, ARM, CIRMS
Marketing Manager - Community Association Underwriters (CAU)

9:05 – 9:30 a.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors
Thank You Break Sponsors!

*Register by May 21 to receive $5 coffee card compliments of our sponsors!

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1 (Select One)
[1A] Electric Vehicles & Community Associations

One of the biggest challenges and opportunities some community associations are facing is managing electric vehicles (EV’s) and the necessary charging stations. As the Greater Seattle area is a hot market for EV’s, being ahead of the curve will be important for managers and board members alike.

David will discuss the future of EV’s. For example, by 2025 GM will have 30 EV’s on the market and at some point, EV’s will completely replace the gasoline engine. Being prepared and understanding costs, installation and quantity will be key for future budgeting and installation of EV’s. This may be one of the largest expenses facing associations in the near future and planning needs to happen now.

David will outline a critical path that associations and managers can follow and ensure their properties are best positioned for the future of the electric vehicle.

Presented by:

Dave Wescott
Vice President - Transblue
[1B] Community Association Ventilation Systems

The ongoing pandemic has increased the need for building operators and managers to better understand the mechanisms of microbial spread in buildings through HVAC and other systems. For community settings, what approaches can better prevent the spread of pathogens and create healthier living conditions for residents in their homes and shared common spaces. We shall discuss processes, design considerations and upgrades that should be considered and implemented within communities to give the best level of confidence to the occupants.

Presented by:

John Gregory Williams
Lead, Design & Engineering Team - Harris Company
Zach von Schneidau
Senior Solutions Consultant - Harris Company
[1C] Reserve Study Basics: Essential Tools

Reserve studies are a foundational tool for Common Interest Communities, and many other real estate developments, serving as a planning framework for their largest repair and replacement expenses over the years. They are also an important disclosure document for existing owners, and prospective buyers, leveling the playing field as they assess the financial health of competing properties in the marketplace. It is therefore critical that the information contained within them be based upon widely accepted standards, easily understandable, well-conceived, and communicated.

This class will cover the fundamentals of reserve study creation, purposes and uses, as well as a primer to understanding the requirements in WA law, including decipher of WUCIOA reserve disclosure language. Use of sample / actual study screenshots, and property photographs will serve to not only reinforce the concepts being taught, but also to familiarize the audience with formatting and act as an aid in finding the “three key results” within any reserve study, regardless ofthe service provider.

Presented by:

Jim Talaga, RS
President - Association Reserves, WA

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2 (Select One)
[2A] Managing Mistakes – What To Do When You Muck Something Up

Boards, managers and other professionals make mistakes. We’ll provide guidance and outline how to handle a situation before it spirals out of control. We will focus on how to fix what you can, communicating (or not) with individuals and the community about what happened and how things will change going forward.

We will cover improper notice, flawed budget ratifications, challenged election procedures, and how to validate decisions after the fact. We will discuss “owning” your mistakes, and how you might restore trust and relationships with boards and association members. We will discuss flawed resale certificates, and failures to comply with statutory requirements (such as notice and opportunity to be heard).

We will also discuss dealing with mistakes that you discover, but your clients have not, and how far back in time mistakes should (or might be) dealt with. Intended for all levels of managers. 

Presented by:

Ken Harer, CCAL
Managing Partner - Condominium Law Group, PLLC
[2B] Sharpening The Tools In Your Insurance Toolbox

Just when you think you have community association insurance all figured out, a new situation arises, or an event occurs that changes everything. Add the increasing pressure of the hard insurance market and it can create additional challenges at renewal time.

We’ll provide a quick overview of recommended coverages, teach you how to better navigate the insurance market, and provide answers to the following questions:

  • What trends are affecting renewals and carrier coverage and how does COVID relate?
  • How can I help the communities I manage keep their insurance rates as low as possible while still ensuring they have adequate and required coverages?
  • What are some strategies to deal with increasing deductibles and association vs. owner responsibility?
  • What risk management techniques can an association consider in an effort to improve their risk profile?

Whether you’re a newer manager or a seasoned veteran, this seminar will help you sharpen the tools in your toolbox and prepare you for upcoming renewals.

Presented by:

Ann Hart
Advisor, Commercial Insurance - HUB International NW
Greg Floyd
Senior Vice President - HUB International NW

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors & Grab Your Brown Bag

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3 (Select One)
[3A] Prioritizing & Planning for Repair & Maintenance Projects During a Pandemic

Some projects can be reasonably deferred for less challenging times with minimal risk of damage to the property. Others pose a significant risk if not addressed on schedule.

In this session we will review real and practical examples of high-risk areas for hidden damages and the potential for commonly unforeseen project costs (did you know that fire alarm upgrades could cause the cost of your siding project to skyrocket?!), and when to call in an expert for further investigation. We will view photographic examples of common building envelope deficiencies and discuss what managers should look for at the properties they manage to potentially identify problems early and avoid costly hidden damages.

Learn which projects to prioritize, which to plan extra early in case of surprises, and what can and cannot be paid from reserves. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, this session will have useful information for managers of any level!

Presented by:

Dave Gramann
Principal - Amento Group
Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS
President & Founder - Accurate Reserve Professionals, LLC
[3B] Proper Use of Email

Emails are often the first tool in effectively communicating with boards, owners, service providers, and real estate agents. By utilizing tools offered in Microsoft Office Suite, managers can efficiently stay on top of the email workload. So many times, managers have a significant amount of emails in their inbox both unread and just being stored there.

During my presentation I will show how to utilize sub-inbox folders, organize those folders using conversation mode to keep correspondence contained, teach the flagging tool, provide advice on the use of quick-parts, and dive into the Outlook calendar. Additionally, I will touch on proper email etiquette.

Presented by:

Aimee Hilton, CMCA
Community Association Manager & Office Operations Specialist - T-Square Properties

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Final Networking Break With Exhibitors

1:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Chapter Play-to-Win & Raffle Drawing Results
Closing Remarks From Made For Managers Day Committee Chair
Presented by:
Paul D. Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Director of Education & Client Engagement - CWD Group, Inc. AAMC®
Play-To-Win & Raffle Results
Chapter Play-To-Win results & Raffle Drawing Winners will be announced at this time at this time. Must be present to win!

Virtual Made For Managers Day Exhibitors

Accurate Reserve Professionals
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Alliance Association Bank
Amento Group
American Family Insurance – Steve Weidenbach Agency
Armadillo Painting Co.
Association Reserves WA
Barker Martin
BluSky Restoration
CatchAll Environmental
CAU (Community Associations Underwriters)
CIT – Community Association Banking
Columbia Bank
Condominium Law Group, PLLC
Diaz Maintenance & Construction
Evolution Architecture
FAST Water Heater Company
Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing
HUB International NW
I&E Construction
J2 Building Consultants
McBride Construction
McLeod Construction
Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
NLS/Signature Landscape Services
Pacific Development Advisors
Pacific Premier Bank – Community Association Banking
Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Precision Concrete Cutting
Rafel Law Group
Reserve Consultants LLC
Rice Insurance LLC
RW Anderson Services
ServPro Edmonds, Lynnwood, & Bellevue West
ServPro Of Seattle Northwest
SSI Construction
Stein, Sudweeks & Stein PLLC
Superior Cleaning & Restoration
Vial Fotheringham LLP
Washington Energy Services

Virtual Made For Managers Day Registration

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  • Condominium Law Group, PLLC - General Counsel & Collection Services - Partners Ken Harer & Valerie Oman - Phone: (206) 633-1520 Website: www.condolaw.net
  • The Copeland Group, LLC
  • Barker Martin
  • Newman CPA - Ad
  • McLeod Construction - Building Relationships: One Project At A Time - Your Condominium and HOA General Contractor Small Service work, water mitigation, insurance repairs, and building envelope replacement. - www.mcleodconstruction.com - 206.545.7837 - Emergency Services - 206.545.7837
  • HUB - HOA and Condo Solutions
  • Rafel Law Group
  • Charter Construction

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