2016 North Expo Education Sessions (subject to change)

Condo Act for Dummies – Get Smart
Presenter: John H. Bickley III, Principal, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
This session will dissect the basics of the ACT and reinforce the items of major importance. Since the Palm decision it is more critical than ever to understand the proper procedures for governance, meetings, notices, and more. Also covered will be learning the difference between the ACT, your declarations, bylaws and rules and regulations and their order of authority.

Are You Ready for Winter?
Presenter: Britt Fisher, Portfolio Manager, FirstService Residential
Matt Vukic, Owner, Express 11

It’s time to refer to your checklist and make sure your snow contract is in place, your insurance is renewed and covers all the nasty weather problems like slip and falls, systems are winterized and such. What do you do about those vacant units, gutters clogged with leaves, avoiding ice dams, for starters?

Don’t Be a Fool – Rules & Regs
Presenters: Marshall Dickler, Principal, Dickler, Kahn, Slowikowski & Zavell
Tom Skweres, CMCA, Regional Vice President, ACM Community Management
Board members need to carefully review and do an assessment of your association’s Rules and Regulations. Board members frequently assume things are in the Rules only find out they are not. How do you amend them? Are they consistently applied and enforceable? Have they been updated to conform to changes in the law?

How to Fund Your Project – It’s Always About the Money
Presenters: Tim Haviland, Senior Vice President, Inland Bank
Andrea Sorgani, President, ALMA Property Management

Whether planned or unexpected, there comes a time when you are faced with a large project to renovate, improve, or replace. Various methods of funding large projects include items, such as, raising regular assessments over time to build reserves, approving a special assessment, and applying for a bank loan. Each involves different conditions and requirements and should consider the needs of the owners.

Mini-Education Sessions (offered on trade show floor):

10:00 – 10:20 am
Reducing Liability for the Multi-Family Property
Joshua Mailey, Signal 88 Security

Lifeguards are Not Babysitters: Safety Tips for Your Community’s Pool
David Rubenstein, President & General Manager, Chicagoland Pool Management

10:45 – 11:05 am
Benefits of Native Landscaping
Joe Pizzo, General Manager, Pizzo & Associates

Top 5 Things Boards Should Consider When Renewing Insurance
Ron Sirotzki, Hollinger Services