The President's Club: "Networking - It's Importance and Value"
Monday, June 9, 2003

  • Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (registration begins at 6:30 pm)
  • Location: Palace Pier Condominium, 2045 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, Ontario
  • Cost: $32.10 for CCI members, $42.80 for non members (prices are GST inclusive)

An absolute 'must attend' seminar for all concerned Presidents and Directors.

Condominium Presidents and Directors of all types of condominium corporations will benefit from the opportunity to hear essential, practical and meaningful information.

The Tradition Continues

This fourth in a series of unique seminars continues to review the role and enhance the performance of a Board President or Director.

To serve on a condominium Board as President or a Director takes a special kind of person. A unique blend of leadership skills, community values and the ability to get along with all types of people is essential in order to gain the respect of the community.

Ideally a condominium Board of Directors would be made up of a lawyer, an accountant, an engineer, an insurance specialist and, of course, a mediator! However, in reality a board is made up of ordinary volunteers trying their best to serve their community and deal with the huge range of issues that affect the lives, homes and investments of their neighbours.

To make the task easier, the Canadian Condominium Institute is presenting the fourth in a series of popular President seminars. The first three sessions entitled "The Good, The Bad and...(The Ugly?)", "The Good, The Better and ....(The Worst?)" and "The Perks, The Quirks and...(The Jerks?) focused largely on the role of Directors and the skills they required. This fourth session will explore specific issues of concern to Directors such as welcome packages, increasing owner interest and participation, enforcement of the 3 P's and when to call the Experts. Group discussions with input from the 'Pros' as well as networking opportunities will be included.

Our Qualified Speakers at this Seminar include:

  • Marie Milligan, Property Manager, Palace Pier
  • Bob Girard, CCI Director, President YCC #0050
  • Janice Pynn, CCI Director, Simerra Property Management
  • Henry Cohen, CCI Director, Director YCC #0074
  • Armand Conant, CCI Director, Jones, Rogers LLP

Why Should You Attend?

A unique opportunity to hear top professionals and experienced condo Presidents speak on a variety of timely, common and current issues.

A great opportunity to network with other condo board members and hear about problems other boards face as well as the solutions that have worked for them!!

ADDED BONUS: The opportunity to tour one of Toronto's most prestigious, unique condominium properties ... The Palace Pier.

Here's A Sample of What You'll Learn...

Experienced Condo Board President, Bob Girard will discuss the topic - When to Call the Experts? How can Directors avoid potential personal liability? Which professionals could be most helpful? These and other questions will be examined in this lively presentation.

Are Welcome Packages really necessary? Are they worth the effort of preparing for new condo owners.... and what, ideally, should they include? Professional Property Manager, Janice Pynn offers tips and suggestions based on vast professional experience.

Apathetic owners are everywhere and create a challenge for many Condo Boards. Condo Director, Henry Cohen offers advice on Increasing Owner Interest and Participationthrough better communication, social events, effective committees, newsletters and much more!

Another challenge for almost every Board at one time or another is the The '3 P's' and Their Enforcement. Condo Lawyer, Armand Conant takes a look at current problems created by People, Pets and Parking and the challenges in enforcing the rules relating to them.

Panel Discussion

The second part of the session will be devoted to small group discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss any of these topics more specifically with the presenters. An informal question and answer period will also be provided as time permits.