CAM Mash Up: This Week (Feb 18 - 24)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on February 18, 2018


Everyone loves a good list, so this week in the CAM Mashup, we've got six for you! A list of lists to help you better your educations, better your HOA, better your work life, and better your communication, plus more!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

Industry Events

"Professional development. If your only way to grow has been on-the-job learning, you're missing out! Besides the many articles you can find about career growth and the many popular CAM industry blogs you can subscribe to, professional development happens by getting together with industry peers. It's about sharing experiences, networking, and benefiting from the content which is often presented at these gatherings.

There will be plenty of CAM industry events happening across the US in 2018. We've compiled a huge list of events for community association management professionals to encourage you to take advantage of the professional development opportunities happening in your area!"

Leveraging LinkedIn

"I bet you think you’re a LinkedIn expert. By now you probably have a professional profile picture, an elegantly outlined experience section and even a few recommendations to round it all out. Maybe you even have a well-written summary and a number of extracurricular activities highlighted. 

But just because you’ve completed your profile as much as humanly possible doesn’t mean you can’t take it to the next level. Whether you’re job searching, networking or preparing for your next big promotion, here are [seven] LinkedIn tips for advanced users that’ll help you make even more of an impression."

The Motivation for Mediation

"Oftentimes when someone mentions mediation, divorce instantly comes to mind, not how it applies to your community and how HOA mediation can benefit your condo." 

Gladly explains why mediation isn't just for marriage, roommates, or personal disputes, and breaks down five FAQs about mediation vs. litigation. Check it out here!

Self-Sufficient Studying

"We all know that ongoing learning is an important aspect of career success and happiness. Many of us dream of a job that provides opportunities to learn new skills, take on new projects, and be mentored by senior colleagues (that is, in addition to free lunch and unlimited vacation).

But what happens when you don’t get to work alongside a team of inspiring co-workers? When there’s no senior mentor to take you under their wing? How do you continue learning in your role when you’re the only one in your workplace who does what you do?

Have no fear: Here are five tips to keep you growing, even when you’re a team of one."

Victorious Voting

"With most elections occurring between the beginning of January and the end of March, election season for HOAs is now upon us. Even the word “elections” can bring a feeling of dread upon board members, but the process does not have to be a painful one. Here are five tips for making this year’s HOA election a success."

Terrific Tips & Tools

"The community association management industry is large and can sometimes feel difficult to navigate  Whether you are a board member, resident, or a community association manager there are tips and tools out there that can help make your life easier."

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below!

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