Community Associations Institute provides education opportunities for community association volunteers, professional community managers and service providers. Our education options range from beginner to advanced topics including community association operations, how to lead and manage people, and how to avoid costly mistakes. Some of our education programs lead to professional designations.
Board Member and Homeowner Education
CAI Homeowner Education classes
Homeowner and volunteer leader education seminars are held at the chapter level for new and experienced board members and interested homeowners.
Download a free copy of CAI's homeowner education primer, An Introduction to Community Association Living, and learn about the key documents that govern community associations, the function of association boards of directors, and what to expect from community managers.
Professional Community Managers
CAI provides professional education for community association managers to enhance their skills and obtain designations, which can lead to career advancement.
Professional Management Development Program (PMDP)
The PMDP series of two-to-three-day courses was developed to educate new and experienced managers in all areas of community management. Sign up for a course today.
Download a free excerpt from the PMDP course M-100: The Essentials of Community Association Management.
National Conferences and Seminars
National conferences and seminars provide education and networking opportunities for community association managers, community volunteer leaders, and professionals such as lawyers, accountants, CEOs, real estate agents, reserve study providers, insurance professionals, and other interested stakeholders.
CAI's spring National Conference and Exposition and fall Community Leadership Forum provide education sessions on operations, leadership, innovative business practices, and new and reliable products and services. Colleagues from around the nation come together to discuss relevant issues, network, and learn about the latest community association trends.
CAI provides professional education for community association professionals (see above) to enhance their skills and obtain designations, which can lead to career advancement.
If you are a manager, reserve study provider, attorney, or insurance and risk management professional wishing to develop your career, obtaining a designation can help you achieve your objective.
If you are a volunteer or board member seeking to hire a manager or service provider for your association, you can access information that will help you select a qualified professional.