"For the seventh time in 13 years, Americans living in HOAs and condominiums say they're satisfied in their communities," according to the latest biennial survey from CAI and the Foundation for Community Association Research. Also, some 62% of the survey respondents believe their association's rules have a positive impact on their property values.
The Cooper Lane HOA in Highland Park, Ill., is requesting that a judge stop a homeowner from continuing to list his mansion as a short-term rental, which is a violation of HOA rules. Despite a cease-and-desist letter and fines totaling more than $40,000, the owner continues to list the home and approve rowdy guests.
Being a leader in the most basic sense means displaying courage despite your fears, and this is a skill you can hone over time, writes Dennis Miller. "Developing your leadership capabilities will require mindful practice, every day, of making courageous choices," he writes.
Leaders who manage remote employees need to work harder to build trust, ensure employees understand the vision and goals, and make sure meetings are run exceptionally, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Effective virtual leaders focus less on the technology and details of connectivity and more on helping their teams create genuine, authentic connections," she writes.
Around 24 volunteers were expected to meet at the Greenbrook Tanglewood HOA in Hanover Park, Ill., on July 14 to support MLK Build Up Day. Duties included assisting with a safety signage project, cleaning up garbage, planting greenery and laying mulch.
We can let go of negative emotions faster if we accept them and take measures to redirect our focus, says Poppy Jamie, creator of the mindfulness app Happy, Not Perfect. Deep breathing, writing about feelings and remembering to be grateful are among her mechanisms for coping with stress.
All coursework submitted by CMCAs toward their recertification requirements must be approved by CAMICB, including in-house training provided by management companies. The quick two-step process is quick, easy and free: 1) Complete the fillable PDF that's available online at CAMICB's site; 2) Submit the completed and signed application by the course submission deadline on the first page of the application. That's it! Got questions? Contact CAMICB at 703-970-9300 or via email.
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The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a
22-year old independent board that sets the standards for community association
managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager
of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that
measures managers' knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the
CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof
that a manager is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers
have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners' associations, giving
homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.
The CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying
Agencies (NCCA) which means it complies with NCCA’s stringent international
standards for a professional certification program. NCCA accreditation provides
independent validation that the CMCA program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards
concerning various aspects of the certification program including its purpose,
structure, governance, psychometric foundation, policies and procedures.
Accreditation validates the integrity of the CMCA program and is a mark of quality.
For more information, go to
Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB)
6402 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 510
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Phone: 866.779.CMCA (2622)
Fax: 800.845.4394 email@example.com www.camicb.org