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Attention
Community Association Managers!
2 DAY CE Event – POSTPONED!

With thoughtful consideration of the current climate of our state, the leadership of Southern States Management Group has decided to postpone this event.

Please stay tuned for the updated date!

Southern States Management Group presents Community Association Manager’s Continuing Education Training
Hunter’s Ridge Club House
100 Shadow Crossing Blvd – Ormond Beach
(Please carpool if possible – limited parking)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY
8am Checkin & Breakfast
Friday from 8:30am-5pm (Join us for Happy Hour after)

SATURDAY
8:30am Breakfast
Saturday from 9am-3pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided)

$75 INTRODUCTORY PRICING!
Licensed Community Association Manager Continuing Education Credit Training (15 CE)
– Legal Update (LU)Insurance and Financial Management (IFM)
– Operation of the Association’s Physical Property (OPP)
– Human Resources (HR)
– 3 hours of Elective (ELE)

Please fill out the form below. Be sure to let us know, if you need ala carte, which sections you need so we can save your spot.

Our Education Coordinator will be in touch as the class gets closer. Thank you.

Reservation required. Limited Seating. Ala carte options starting at $25/course.

This event will sell out. Call 386-276-9279 with more questions or email our Education Coordinator!

***PLEASE NOTE***
Facial masks will be required for these courses.

Thank you to our presenting underwriters for their support!

Thank you to our presenting underwriters for their support!

COURSE INFORMATION
– What’s in a Paint Can

– Legal Update presented by McCabe & Ronsman

– Successful Landscape Factors

This course is a very brief Horticulture 101 presentation on 5 key principles of landscape maintenance. The first section of the course discusses the importance of plant selection and growing adapted plant material.  This is a very important section for property managers because the selection of plants for the landscape can have a significant effect on the long term health and sustainability of their landscapes.  USDA climate zones are discussed along with microclimates that are present in the landscape and can vary significantly from one site to another.  The presentation then discusses the importance of understanding soil type including both the physical and chemical properties of soil.  This section also discusses plant nutrient needs, fertilization, and fertilizer ordinances.  The third principle is plant maintenance including turf and ornamentals.  This section provides information to the property managers regarding correct horticultural practices which allows them to properly monitor landscaping practices on the sites that they manage.  Irrigation is discussed in the next section and focuses on irrigation system management along with the negative results of improper irrigation practices.  The 5th and final principle is pest control.  This section discusses what the correct procedures are for pest identification and treatment and the effects of those treatments on the environment.

Following this course, property managers will have a greater understanding of the basic horticultural practices that they should observe on the properties that they manage.


– Breaking Down the Bids
Asphalt Maintenance is a very complex issue property managers have to address in their day to day adventures. With numerous asphalt maintenance programs available, it is important that a property manager understand what they are working with on their properties before they begin accepting proposals. This course shows property managers how to evaluate their property’s needs, design a “Request for Proposal” (RFP)and then break down the bids to compare “apples to apples” once they are received. This class will give the manager confidence in working with their contractors with complex projects such as pavement repairs, areas of concerns and paving projects from start to finish!


Instructor: Connie Lorenz, President & Owner of Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems Inc., and a multi-year, multi-category, award-winning Top Contractor named by Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction magazine. In 2010 she was recognized as one of the top 50 Business Entrepreneurs in South Florida. In 2017, she received the prestigious Enterprising Women of the Year award, and in 2018 Pavement Magazine awarded her company its charitable contribution award for her work with Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village. With more than 20 years in the asphalt industry, Lorenz holds a position on the National Pavement Expo Advisory Council and has become one of the top asphalt maintenance experts in the country, specializing in asphalt rejuvenation, maintenance, education, and consultation.


– Community Association Claims Management
Property Damage Claim & Hurricane Preparedness – Preparing for a storm or an unforeseen property loss is a commonly discussed topic BUT we delve into the claim management process in detail.  Property managers will gain an understanding of how to best position their community to get the best outcome from a property damage situation.

Public Liability Claims – Guests and residence are unfortunately hurt on community owned property every day.  Some allegations are false and others show negligence on the side of the association.  We discuss how to best prepare and manage these incidents before, during and after they occur.

Directors and Officers Claims (Lawsuits) – this is a topic that is not commonly discussed but if you have ever been involved in one of these you know how much of a nightmare it can cause for the property manager and the community.  We provide a recipe to keep in your arsenal in case one of these claims arise

Property Manager’s Game Plan for Claims Management – The property manager can be identified as the quarterback for claims that arise in the community but who should be the team members involved?  We have designed a playbook that answers this question and provides a formula to properly manage any claim situation.

– Accounting 102: Debits, Credits & All

– Introduction to Association Insurance

– Hurricane Preparedness for Your Communities
This course provides Community Association Managers with relevant information on specific steps that can be taken to help simplify the daunting process of hurricane preparedness. This course helps break down processes to follow before a hurricane occurs and gives managers tools and resources to help increase safety for residents and minimize potential property damage and costs associated with hurricanes.

Instructors: Julieta Knapp & Lynne Sadowski with Stratus Roofing
Stratus Roofing is a licensed GC and Roofing Contractor who manages complex multifamily roofing projects nationwide. Our home office is located in Central Florida. 

Stratus has many years of experience in building and repairing after hurricanes. We were the only non-municipality to win the Governor’s Award for Excellence from the state of Mississippi after rebuilding thousands of multi-family units that were destroyed by hurricane Katrina.

Unfortunately, sometimes disasters are inevitable. Our Mission at Stratus Roofing is “Putting People First”.  After the devastation we’ve seen from Katrina and other storms that have followed, it has become extremely important to us to not just be there for people AFTER the storm, but to be proactive and help the people in our communities prepare BEFORE the storm!

Stratus Roofing is excited to offer “Hurricane Preparedness for Your Communities” CEU, an in-depth, step by step approach to prepare your board members and community for hurricane season.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” ~ Ben Franklin

– AirBnB and Short-Term Rentals – Here to Stay

– Community Security Trends
Instructor: Shar Caballero with Envera Systems

  • Envera Systems Security Consultant
  • Servicing Security Industry for about a decade
  • 3 yrs. Security CEU Instructor
  • BASA/FASA Certified
  • MBA degree
  • Territory coverage: Alachua, Flagler, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties