If you talk to community association managers these days, they seem to agree on a few key things about the state of the profession. Business and career prospects are booming. Job candidates are not. The future of the industry depends on hiring young professionals—soon.
Leadership lessons: Addressing mentorship, burnout, conflict critical for community association management companies
Community association management companies need to address things like mentorship, burnout, and conflict resolution to be great leaders. David Graf, president of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers, was among the presenters who taught CEO-MC Retreat attendees how to build those skills.
As rewarding as community association management can be, the career path also faces high rates of burnout, depression, and mental health issues. How can managers learn to handle both the workload and mental health? Start by creating a completely different level of awareness.
We need a significant shift to ensure community managers are treated with respect and courtesy. It all starts with setting reasonable boundaries for mental and physical health. Here are a few boundaries to establish to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
As the professional backbone of homeowners associations and condominium communities, community association managers have a special set of skills and expertise that are essential to successful operations and governance. Celebrate managers who create a sense of belonging, support, and purpose within the communities they serve.