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HOA/COA Certification & Conference
Cici & Hyatt Brown Arts Museum in Daytona Beach

HOA: Wed., April 28, 2021 from 8am-5pm
COA: Thurs., April 29, 2021 from 8am – 5pm 

We have a lot of updates. Please listen to this brief video to be sure you’re aware of what is being planned for Board Members the day of the event!

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JOIN Southern States Management Group and other industry experts for our Annual Educational Program. We’ve dedicated a single day each for Condominiums and Homeowners Associations. Breaking up the event into 2 days is being done in an effort to assure adequate space for social distancing and to allow those presenting to more keenly focus their content on either a Condominium or HOA audience.

This Conference is designed to equip new and seasoned board members with the tools needed for a successful year serving in a leadership position in communal living environments. Gain your required HOA/COA Board Certification, learn from industry experts and visit with exhibitors who have been specifically selected to attend.

Registration Required Below.
Face Masks will be required and provided.

Breakout Session Topics:
* Schedule Subject To Change
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HOA – Wednesday, April 28, 2021
8am – 5pm

– Breakfast sponsored by Spectrum Community Solutions
– Lunch & Exhibitor Hall sponsored by Insurance Office of America
– Afternoon Remarks Sponsored by Southern States Realty Services
– Snacks sponsored by Best Price Roofing
– Coffee & Tea sponsored by Advanced Roofing
– Happy Hour & Closing Remarks sponsored by Shoreline Turf & Pest Control

HOA Certification
Presented by Wright & Casey, P.A.

Moving Your Community Into the 21st Century
Presented by American Security Solutions
There are many options when considering enhancements and security options that are needed in your Association. Hear from security experts for state-of-the-art considerations.
TOPICS:
-History of Security, History of CCTV, how security has evolved, The merging of Manned guarding and Technology (The Hybrid Option) & Staying Ahead of the Curve in the future.

Does Your Association Understand When to File a Claim?
Presented by Five Star Claims Adjusting
Learn when it’s appropriate, common mistakes made when filing as well as trends in the industry to be aware of and prepare for the upcoming storm season.

Clean Up Your Financials
Presented by Smith Bigman Brock, PA
Having a smart collections process is key to keeping your accounts receivable in check. Learn best practices on how to set up a collections plan that will create fewer headaches and support your Association’s bottom line. Legal Execution for Covenant Enforcement – Dealing with non-payment up to and including foreclosures.

Curb Appeal – Create an Inviting Community
Presented by Verdego
There are many options when considering enhancements that are needed in your Community. Deciding what needs to be done for your Association in terms of landscaping may seem simple but there’s more to it than you think.  Hear ideas on creating a Landscape Committee who can oversea the regular and on-going landscaping activities as they affect the Association’s common area landscaping. Also, learn about cost-saving beatification, zero-scaping and more options for your Community.

Adoption of Rules & Architectural Criteria: Working Within Your Covenants
Presented by McCabe & Ronsman

Disaster Preparedness
Presented by John Carr, Haag Certified Inspector (RCW) R&R Industries
Be prepared when a disaster strikes with actions Associations can take to help protect the property before, during and after a disaster.

How to Properly Run an Election & Virtual Election Options
Presented by Robyn Severs, Becker
Participants in this course will learn how a Community Association election is carried out with an overview of the election and voting procedures.

Topics Covered:

  • Elections, Voting and Online Voting Procedures
  • Notice Issues (Timing, Form, Substance)
  • Nomination/Intent to be a Candidate
  • How to Handle Errors on Notices on Roster, Ballots, Envelopes, etc.
  • Best Practices to Avoid Headaches at the Meeting

Safety Precautions for Your Community
Presented by Sherriff Chitwood
In the times that we live in, being prepared for worst case scenarios is crucial. Learn best practices in developing a plan for your community in case of the most unfortunate of events direct from Sherrif Chitwood.
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COA – Thursday, April 29, 2021
8am – 5pm

– Breakfast sponsored by HIG Insurance Group
– Lunch & Exhibitor Hall sponsored by Insurance Office of America
– Afternoon Remarks Sponsored by Southern States Realty Services
– Snacks sponsored by Best Price Roofing
– Coffee & Tea sponsored by Advanced Roofing
– Happy Hour & Closing Remarks sponsored by Shoreline Turf & Pest Control

COA Certification
Presented by Wright & Casey, P.A.

Moving Your Community Into the 21st Century
Presented by American Security Solutions
There are many options when considering enhancements and security options that are needed in your Association. Hear from security experts for state-of-the-art considerations.
TOPICS:
-History of Security, History of CCTV, how security has evolved, The merging of Manned guarding and Technology (The Hybrid Option) & Staying Ahead of the Curve in the future.

Does Your Association Understand When to File a Claim?
Presented by Five Star Claims Adjusting
Learn when it’s appropriate, common mistakes made when filing as well as trends in the industry to be aware of and prepare for the upcoming storm season. COLLECTIONS Discussion EV Real Estate

Curb Appeal – Create an Inviting Community
Presented by Verdego
There are many options when considering enhancements that are needed in your Community. Deciding what needs to be done for your Association in terms of landscaping may seem simple but there’s more to it than you think.  Hear ideas on creating a Landscape Committee who can oversea the regular and on-going landscaping activities as they affect the Association’s common area landscaping. Also, learn about cost-saving beatification, zero-scaping and more options for your Community.

What is a Reserve Study and how can it help my Association?
Presented by Expert Inspectors
Learn what a component schedule is, what a Reserve Study DOES NOT do, what percentage is acceptable, what is fully funded, pooled vs. component method, planning & using a Reserve Study and how often should we get a study done?

Construction Contracts: Why You Should Never Accept Contractors Forms
Presented by Scott Kiernan, Becker
Guiding you through construction contracts and the basics of Florida’s construction lien law, this class is designed to educate board members and community association managers to be aware of pitfalls in construction contracts that are used for maintenance and renovation projects.

Topics Covered:

  • Importance of verifying Certificate of Insurance
  • Common mistakes to avoid and unanticipated issues that may arise
  • How to avoid double payments

Service Animals & Your Association
Presented by Arias Bosinger, PLLC

Safety Precautions for Your Community

Presented by Sherriff Chitwood
In the times that we live in, being prepared for worst case scenarios is crucial. Learn best practices in developing a plan for your community in case of the most unfortunate of events direct from Sherrif Chitwood.

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Two Board Members per Association, please. 

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SEASONAL BOARD EDUCATION FORUMS, BOARD CERTIFICATIONS, DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS & MORE!

Southern States Management Group, (SSMG) launched their education initiative in June 2018 and have been pursuing every opportunity to collaborate with local professionals in an effort to educate community association leaders. The underlying goal of this initiative is to provide those leaders with thoughtful insight and practical knowledge to address the challenges that they face throughout the year. We recognize that these community leaders are volunteering their time and efforts and it is in keeping with this spirit that we endeavor to make sure that they are well equipped to face the challenges that may arise.

Additionally, our education events encourage an opportunity for community leaders to share ideas, stories and challenges while developing relationships with other association leaders within the community. These programs have grown in popularity and fill up quick!

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