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FREE Webinars

Posted By: Holli Noel-Depold Industry News , SWFAA News ,

LIVE WEBINARS

The Southwest Florida Apartment Association is pleased to offer its members a series of FREE educational webinars throughout the month of April. Mark your calendars now for these sessions, and register now for any or all.  Webinars are presented by various multifamily star professionals, and FAA, NAA, BAAA & AAGO have helped us bring these to you!


Harry Heist COVID-19 Legal Update 
Harry Heist

PRE-RECORDED by SWFAA                LISTEN NOW

YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR SWFAA.ORG ACCOUNT TO REGISTER!

May 17th is kind of a big day as the 45 day eviction hold is over at least on “not covered” properties and then the 120 day hold is still in effect on “covered” properties until the end of July.

Have your legal questions answered during this unprecedented time with our live interactive webinar featuring Attorney Harry Heist of Heist, Weisse & Wolk P.A.

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • FLORIDA STATE LAW
  • REPAIR NEEDS WHILE TENANT IS IN LARGE DEFAULT
  • NONPAYMENT OF RENT
  • NSF FEES
  • LEASE BREAKS IN STUDENT HOUSING
  • NONRENEWALS
  • NOTICES
  • LATE FEES
  • PAYMENT PLANS
  • PREPARING FOR EVICTIONS AHEAD OF HOLD RELEASE
  • EVICTIONS
  • MUCH MORE!

Jefferson Davis

Thursday, May 14, 10AM              REGISTER

 

These are tough times for anyone who sells a product or service, but what you do right now can affect how well your business rebounds on the other side of the pandemic. Learn how to move from fear to confidence, steps you can take to adjust your marketing messaging and sales strategies, and five critical success factors that position your company for a successful exhibit, while keeping your staff and booth visitors safe. Learn more.

About the speaker

Jefferson Davis is president of Competitive Edge training and consulting firm, whose mission is to inspire, lead, and direct businesses on how to use exhibiting to visibly support core business objectives and generate measurable financial value. Davis created three game-changing exposition industry programs: Tradeshow Turnaround, E3 Exhibiting Effectiveness Evaluation, and Exhibitor Success & ROI Center.


 

Who says you can't predict the future? Florida renters were surveyed about

COVID-19 and its effect on their living experience, and the results are in! We have all the details to help determine what your team should be focusing on in the next six months. Now is the perfect time to incorporate this feedback as you develop new retention and marketing strategies that are meaningful and impactful. Learn more

About the speaker

Lia Nichole Smith is the vice president of education and performance for ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts. She has proven experience in solving challenges for conventional, affordable, senior, and student communities.


PRE-RECORDED WEBINARS

We are also keeping a library of previously recorded free webinars, which we encourage you to watch.


Harry Heist COVID-19 Legal Update 

Harry Heist

PRE-RECORDED by SWFAA                LISTEN NOW

YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR SWFAA.ORG ACCOUNT TO REGISTER!

May 17th is kind of a big day as the 45 day eviction hold is over at least on “not covered” properties and then the 120 day hold is still in effect on “covered” properties until the end of July.

Have your legal questions answered during this unprecedented time with our live interactive webinar featuring Attorney Harry Heist of Heist, Weisse & Wolk P.A.

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • FLORIDA STATE LAW
  • REPAIR NEEDS WHILE TENANT IS IN LARGE DEFAULT
  • NONPAYMENT OF RENT
  • NSF FEES
  • LEASE BREAKS IN STUDENT HOUSING
  • NONRENEWALS
  • NOTICES
  • LATE FEES
  • PAYMENT PLANS
  • PREPARING FOR EVICTIONS AHEAD OF HOLD RELEASE
  • EVICTIONS
  • MUCH MORE!

Theresa L. Kitay

PRE-RECORDED by Florida Apartment Association    

             REGISTER

 

Multifamily housing professionals continually face a wide array of civil rights responsibilities, including, of course, compliance with fair housing requirements. Learn what to consider about fair housing as you determine how to respond to the current COVID-19 crisis. This webinar will also feature best practices related to timely fair housing issues such as HUD’s January assistance animal guidance and criminal background screening. Learn more.

About the speaker

For 30 years, Theresa L. Kitay has concentrated her practice of law on state and federal fair housing laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related laws and ordinances. She has a private defense practice representing the provider side of housing across the country.


Jamie Notter

PRE-RECORDED by Florida Apartment Association

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When a crisis means all hands on deck to put out fires, the ongoing work you had planned to grow and nurture your workplace culture could get sidelined. To avoid the negative long-term impact of that oversight, culture work needs to continue in the background, to keep momentum without distracting from the crisis. In this session, learn how to develop low-effort culture projects you and your team can carry out — even while working remotely — to keep your culture moving in the right direction. Learn more

About the speaker

Jamie Notter is a partner and culture consultant at Human Workplaces, where he helps leaders drive growth by activating and aligning workplace culture. He began his career in the international conflict resolution field, running training programs in areas of ethnic conflict in the 1990s. He has extensive experience working with trade associations and professional societies on issues of leadership, conflict, and workplace culture.


 


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Matt Easton

PRE-RECORDED by Florida Apartment Association

During times of uncertainty, your renters experience higher levels of fear and resistance

and have greater difficulty making a decision. This webinar will give your team new and powerful tools and techniques to work with prospects over the phone, virtually and in-person to build  confidence in your community and close the lease.

About the speaker

Matt Easton is the founder of Leasing University, with an on-demand platform and live events that have simplified how the industry leases apartments. His mission is to give property management professionals more confidence and the skills they need to sign more leases. He has personally helped hundreds of apartment communities do billions in additional revenue.


The CARES Act:  What Multifamily Needs to Know

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Nicole Upano & Sam Gilboard

PRE-RECORDED by Florida Apartment Association

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security Act — better known as the CARES Act — passed by Congress and signed into law last month contains provisions intended to help businesses small and large, including apartment communities and management companies. The Florida Apartment Association is partnering with the National Apartment Association to offer members this important and timely webinar at no cost.

About the speakers

Nicole Upano is director of public policy for the National Apartment Association. Sam Gilboard is a manager of public policy for the National Apartment Association. 


Building a Sense of Community Remotely

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Lia Nichole Smith
PRE-RECORDED  by Florida Apartment Association


 


COVID-19 and recommended mitigation strategies have significantly impacted apartment residents and the multifamily industry. With more residents taking to their homes, maintaining a sense of community is becoming a challenge. This session is all about ways to keep the lines of communication wide open, strengthen your community’s bond, and boost morale. Learn best practices to notify your residents of important information, and discover creative events any community can host to bring residents togethe remotely. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation!

About the Speaker

Lia Nichole Smith is the vice president of education and performance for ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts. She has proven experience in solving challenges for conventional, affordable, senior, and student communities. 


Teleworking: It Doesn't Have to Be This Hard

Beth Ziesenis

PRE-RECORDED by Florida Apartment Association

By now you've been working with your team and residents remotely for a few weeks. You're doing some things right, like putting on pants for video conferences and keeping regular(ish) office hours. But you can use this opportunity to streamline your tasks and make your hours at work more productive with a few technology tools.
Join Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, for a productivity tuneup via technology. In just one hour, Beth Z will help you:
• Cut down on distractions (the kids, the pets...) to get more done in less time.
• Eliminate email clutter from your colleagues and residents.
• Collaborate better with team members without endless online meetings.

• And much more....
About the speaker
Since her first Motorola RAZR flip phone, Beth Ziesenis has made a verb out of the word "nerd." She's here to help you filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets, and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for work and home.

Keeping Your Teams Motivated During Tough Times, Like Right Now!

Jackie Ramstedt, CAM, CAPS, CAS

PRE-RECORDED by Florida Apartment Association

 
When times are tough, and everybody at work is nervous, managers must help their employees stay engaged, focused, and motivated. Our challenge will be retaining your team’s positive motivation and continued education in this tough time with all they are thinking about both professionally and personally. A downloadable recording of this webinar will be available soon.
About the speaker
Jackie Ramstedt, CAM CAPS, CAS is a nationally renowned motivational keynote speaker, trainer,consultant, and performance coach with 34 years of experience in the multifamily industry. She speaks to thousands of industry professionals for the National Apartment Association, Multifamily Pro Annual Brainstorming Events, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), National Affordable Housing conferences, numerous state and local associations, and various management and investment companies.

COVID-19: Critical Challenges

Pre-recorded webinars | Under 15 minutes each | Instructors:  Various Multifamily Pros

Visto now offers short webinars from NAA addressing critical challenges property management professionals are experiencing in the midst of COVID-19. In under 15 minutes, NAA subject matter experts walk viewers through helpful strategies for minimizing risk, protecting reputation, and preserving service continuity.

My Resident Tested Positive for COVID-19, Now What? – NAA Senior Staff Attorney, Ayiesha Beverly, presents operational insights for how to handle a resident testing positive for COVID-19. 

How to Respond to the Media – NAA Manager of Public Relations, Todd Usher, offers guidance for crisis communications and handling media inquiries.

How to Handle Maintenance During COVID-19 – NAA National Safety and Maintenance Instructor, Paul Rhodes, provides strategies for handling maintenance.

Legislative and Regulatory Updates – NAA Director of Public Policy, Nicole Upano, presents a property management-focused legislative and regulatory update. 

Teleworking Amid COVID-19 – NAA SVP of Human Resources & Administration, Nancy Carbone, shares tips to help organizations transition from normal business operations to working remotely. 

View the full list of free webinars, plus helpful courses and links on our Visto COVID-19 Resources page.

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