Continuing Education for Boards & Managers Network, Learn—and Earn CE Credits—at the South Florida Expo!

Continuing Education for Boards & Managers

Mark your calendars and sharpen your note-taking pencils (or phone apps) —because on Thursday, December 8, the CooperatorEvents South Florida Expo returns to the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale from 10am to 4pm! 

Over the years, the Expo has become the premier trade event for anyone and everyone involved in South Florida’s condo, HOA, and co-op industry. One of the many reasons for that—along with the hundreds of vendors and service providers exhibiting on the main floor—is the Expo’s full roster of educational seminars and workshops. Expert presenters and panelists from every corner of the multifamily residential sector will be on-hand to give attendees relevant, of-the-moment insight on management, legal, financial, and other hot-button issues. These informative discussions are FREE for all Expo participants, and as in past years, will include state-accredited courses for board members, managers, and unit owners to satisfy the Florida Condominium and HOA legal requirements for board certification. 

Here’s this years lineup:

HOA/Condo Board Certification
Course #9628926 (2ELE)
8AM - 10AM BD CERT- Room 1
Sponsored by Becker

If you are planning to serve on your homeowner association board, you probably know that you will need to comply with Florida’s certification requirements within 90 days of being elected. Our HOA/Condo Board Certification class is designed to satisfy the statutory requirement so that you are eligible to serve. More importantly, it will provide the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated with your new role.

Speakers: Ken Direktor - Shareholder, Becker, Karyan San Martano - Attorney at Law, Becker

SB 4-D: An Engineer’s Perspective
10AM - 11 AM  - Room 2
Sponsored by: M2E Consulting Engineers

M2E will walk you through the process from an engineer’s perspective on the new legislation for the Milestone/SIRS.

Speakers: Rudy Martin - Director of Strategic Business Development, M2E Consulting Engineers, Tanmay Kadam, PE, Director of Discovery and Diagnostics, M2E Consulting Engineers, Jerome Glenister CGC, E.I, CBI - Director of Client Relations, M2E Consulting Engineers

The Art of Effective Delegation for Property Managers
Course #9631584 (1 ELE)
11AM - 12PM  CEU - Room 2
Sponsored by Castle Group

Do you manage a team? Learn how to effectively empower your team and direct reports, while avoiding the pitfalls of micromanagement. 

Speaker: Leslie Alvarez- Regional Director, Castle Group

2023 Legal Update
Course# 631770 (1LU)
12 - 1pm  CEU - Room 1
Sponsored by Becker

In this course, participants will receive a review of the laws passed during the 2022 Legislative Session impacting condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner associations, timeshares and the community association management profession. It is designed to provide board members and community association managers with a working knowledge of the changes to the law to assist them in ensuring compliance within their community associations. 

Speakers: Donna DiMaggio Berger - Shareholder, Becker, Howard Perl - Shareholder, Becker

Understanding Traditional Reserve Studies and Structural Integrity Reserve Studies Course #TK
1PM - 2PM CEU - Room 2
Sponsored by Expert Reserve Services, Inc.

This presentation will include an overview of the differences and protocol for both reserve products and what benefits each one contains.

Speaker: Anastasia Kolodzik, PRA, RS - CAM President, Expert Reserve Services, Inc.

WiFi 6 & The Residential Experience
Course #9631034 (1 ELE)
2PM - 3PM CEU - Room 1
Sponsored by Hotwire Communications

The work-from-home revolution has made fast, reliable wifi as much of a basic utility as water and electricity in multifamily communities. This expert panel will explain the fundamentals of wireless tech and how it can be deployed to meet the needs of your association, regardless of size. We will also discuss smart home integration, and how wifi can enhance amenities, communication, and the overall resident experience.

Speakers: Dr Marcelo Martinez - Regional Vice President of Sales, Hotwire Communications, Richard Lyda - WiFi Architect, Hotwire Communications

Class is in Session!

Whether you’re a veteran association leader, or have just taken a seat on your board for the first time, the Expo is a one-stop shop for everything you need to keep your community running efficiently, from attorneys to plumbing professionals to interior designers. It’s the largest trade show and educational event of its kind in the state—and it’s FREE to attend! Registration—which you can do in seconds at—gets you onto the exhibit floor and into all the educational seminars and panel discussions throughout the day. You can also find out who’s exhibiting, view the floorplan, see the seminar schedule, and get detailed descriptions of what each panel will be discussing to optimize your day at the show. 

No matter what you’re looking for on behalf of your building or association, you’ll find it at the South Florida Expo. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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