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From the President
By Michael Klemm, CAI-MN President
Spring Training for Community Association Volunteer Leaders
In Major League Baseball, spring training is essential for players to improve their skills and practice together as a team. Training is equally important for community association board members, who must act in good faith, in a manner they reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the association, and with the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances.
Level 1: “An Introduction to Community Association Living” is a free PDF download available on CAI’s website at www.caionline.org. It covers the following topics:
1. What is a Community Association?
Level 2: “The Fundamentals of Community Volunteer Leadership” is an online course available on CAI’s website at www.caionline.org that is free for CAI members. It addresses operational issues such as management, the bidding process for service providers, maintenance issues, accounting and legal services, and board meetings.
Level 3: “The Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership” is a one-day class that covers topics such as problem solving, maintenance, rules and regulations, and financial statements. The Minnesota Chapter of CAI offers the “Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership” class every year. Community Associations Institute also offers seminars and publications on a wide variety of topics:
I encourage you to take advantage of these “Spring Training” opportunities. If you have any questions or suggestions for future training, please contact me or Chapter Executive Director Monte Abeler at 651.265.7852.
Published by Community Associations Institute — Minnesota Chapter, copyright 2013. All articles and paid advertising represent the opinions of authors and advertisers and not necessarily the opinion of either Minnesota Community Living or CAI–Minnesota Chapter. The information contained within should not be construed as a recommendation for any course of action regarding financial, legal, accounting, or other professional services by the CAI–Minnesota Chapter, or by Minnesota Community Living or its authors. Articles, letters to the editor, and advertising may be sent toMonte Abeler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at CAI–Minnesota Chapter, 1000 Westgate Dr., Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114.