The job of the community association manager is part financial management, urban planning, facilities maintenance, community development, volunteer management, and project management. Good managers also learn to master seven soft skills and knowledge.
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.
Over the past 50 years, CAI and its members have grappled with exciting, frustrating, and sometimes grueling issues. What challenges and opportunities await CAI over the next few years? We asked leaders in the industry to share their perspective.
Community associations are designed to maintain common areas, preserve and protect property values, provide services for members, and develop a sense of community. Mental health issues could affect each of those responsibilities. Board members and community managers need to have a plan in place.