This week, our guest and Becker Shareholder, Howard Perl, sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger to share his experiences as both an army veteran as well as a successful PCAM before going to law school later in life. Howard recounts his unique journey from joining the army at 17, to participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom to how his military background inspired Becker’s Board Member Boot Camp, a unique military-themed board certification course. Howard’s valuable insights, as both a veteran and a PCAM, are a reminder of how impactful life experiences can equip association board members and management professionals for the many challenges they face.
Donna and Howard deconstruct the elements of Becker’s Board Member Boot Camp and explain how they will elicit a refreshing level of interaction and engagement from volunteer board members who attend. To register for Becker’s Board Member Boot Camp click here. They also highlight the importance for board members to be able to accurately prioritize community goals and to stay informed about the ever-evolving statutes and best practices in the community association industry. Tune in for an enlightening conversation with meaningful stories and tips that will equip volunteer board members and management professionals with fresh perspectives.
Conversation highlights include:
- The most successful ways to enforce association rules and regulations
- Does Hollywood get it right when portraying Basic training in the Army?
- Insight into Operation Iraqi freedom
- How periodic collective training can prevent and heal dysfunctional boards
- Why Becker’s Board Member Boot Camp is different from other board certification courses
- What most boards get right and wrong!
BONUS: Howard describes memorable moments during his time in Iraq.
About Take It To The Board
Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It To The Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.
If you’ve got a question, Take It To The Board with Donna DiMaggio Berger – We Speak Condo & HOA!