Virginia Leadership Retreat Education 

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Friday, July 29, 2022  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

CICB-Approved Manager Certification Fair Housing Training


Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Taking Your Team to the Next Level

To advance your organization and community to the next level, you need to have a team that is synchronized and synergized. To do this, you need to understand their strengths and expectations and how these inform their personality tendencies. Join us to learn how to identify, align and energize each member of your team with proven tools and techniques that will propel your organization forward and achieve mission objectives.


Toxic Neighbors and the Association's Role When Anger Strikes

Speakers will describe scenarios when a dispute is purely "neighbor to neighbor" disputes and when the Association should get involved. We will discuss the Board's fiduciary duties as it relates to architectural violations, angry emails, COVID-19 concerns, hostile environments triggering possible Fair Housing Act liability, and social media concerns.

1. Speakers will share real life case studies involving hostile interactions, and what worked to diffuse the situation
2. Best practices, methods will be shared as take-aways which attendees may consider using.
3. Speakers will familiarize attendees with red flags that implicate potential liability in the context


Striving for Architectural Compliance

Architectural control and compliance continue to play a significant role in association governance throughout Virginia. This panel will evaluate the trend of judicial scrutiny over association authority to  exercise architectural control before diving deep into how communities can improve architectural review and compliance procedures. Problem hot spots and common pitfalls will be identified and best practices encouraged with the goal of achieving community-wide architectural compliance.


Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:45 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tyler Enslin  |  Achievement Now - Elevate Your Success

There seems to be an overwhelming amount of content and speakers available on the subjects of achievement and success. Yet according to Inc. Magazine, 92% of individuals who set yearly goals fail to reach them. Clearly a fresh approach is needed. In this program, Achievement Now – Elevate Your Success, we deliver that approach in a way that is unique, applicable, and engaging.

One major advantage of this training is that it is extremely participant focused. While many speakers on the subject of personal growth share their own stories in an attempt to motivate the audience, this program focuses completely on the individual attendees. We have found that people are much more excited and action oriented when they focus on their own goals and their potential to reach them, instead of solely hearing about someone else’s achievements.

Additionally in this program, we specifically aim to educate, not motivate. While there can be some benefit from motivational speakers, sustainable personal change takes more than just motivation. This session delivers the education necessary to help participants create permanent habits to drive achievement.


Saturday, July 30, 2022  |  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

"High Times" - Legal Strategies for Associations in Dealing with Marijuana

In this interactive, advanced-level discussion, we will share legal tips and strategies for how associations can navigate the changing legal landscape surrounding marijuana and cannabis, including: (1) providing an overview of the recent laws in Virginia on marijuana, (2) a discussion of how (if at all) associations can regulate issues involving marijuana, and (3) how associations can avoid legal liability in this area.

While this presentation will obviously focus on associations, the content will apply to numerous other businesses as well, and therefore we expect that it would also be a presentation that numerous vendors and business partners would be interested in attending.


Bridging Difference - Conflict Resolution with Brains, Heart & Courage

Just like in the Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home. It can be difficult for a place to feel like home when conflicts arise. The contentions they bring can be disorienting, disruptive, and surreal. These conflicts can make you want to run away from home, like Dorothy. This presentation will explore how you can resolve conflicts in intelligent, compassionate, and effective ways.


Breaking Point: Aging Infrastructures

The Surfside tragedy has created a lot of attention around the need to plan for aging infrastructure. CAI's Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) identified the need for and lack of awareness around the subject in 2020. We discuss this very important and timely topic, what it means, and how it impacts community associations.

1. Proper planning: prepare an association to rethink how to budget for hidden infrastructure costs
2. Realistic Reserve Study scope of work and how to supplement it
3. Who has the obligation to pay for deferred maintenance and hidden damage


Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm - Lunch with Education

Creating Space - The Fine Art of Leadership, Management & Life

We can spend countless hours learning about and chasing efficiency, productivity, motivation, empowerment, growth, and balance.  Yet, our experience can leave us feeling like these are  unattainable ideals.  Or sometimes our work might seem like a giant game of Whack-a-Mole – we accomplish one thing only to get tripped up by something else.  It’s time we gave up on our illusions.  It’s time we see what’s really going on.  It’s time we create the space for the sustainable success of our people, our clients, our careers, our relationships, and ourselves.   


Sunday, July 31, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tyler Enslin (Part 2) Mastering Your Memory

The human brain possesses an incredible amount of power to store and recall information. Unfortunately most people are never taught how to fully access this ability. In this fun and highly engaging training, attendees will learn unique and exciting methods to increase their memory skills to extraordinary levels. Most importantly, this program teaches participants how to use these concepts in daily life. Instantly recalling people’s names, giving presentations without notes, increased focus, and improved mental organization are just a few of the practical benefits of this intriguing program. Tyler delivers this session in energetic fashion with no notes or PowerPoint to encourage maximum audience participation in order to impart as much value as possible to all who attend.