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June 30, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement || Succession Planning || Vendor Management || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Succession Planning for Condo Board Directors

Many boards face the challenge of getting successors to replace them. Many boards have no succession plan often resulting in a scramble to get someone to run or requiring the same people to continue in office. There is a better way.

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June 7, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Education || Diverse Interests || Get involved || Rule enforcement || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Effective Meeting Strategies

In today’s world we are inundated with meetings, many of which are poorly run, waste time and don’t accomplish much. Having a productive meeting involves careful planning, clear communication, and efficient time management. In this post we will look at some steps and tips to ensure your meetings are effective.

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April 8, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement || Vendor Management || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Time Management Techniques

Effective time management is crucial for productivity and achieving goals. How do you manage your time? If you, like most people, are struggling to focus your attention and allocate your time appropriately, read the article for assistance with some proven effective techniques.

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March 4, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement
Author: Michael Kennedy

Expectations of Condominium Owners

While our previous blogs emphasized the benefits of board membership. Equally concerning is the lack of engagement from many owners in the operation of their condominium corporation. However, there are several expectations every corporation has of its owners.

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February 8, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement || Vendor Management || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Why Serve on a Condominium Board

It is a responsibility of all condominium owners to invest some time and effort in ensuring the corporation is run effectively and efficiently. One such way to contribute is to be a board member. Not only do you gain a better understanding of the business, but there are other benefits.

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January 26, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Community || Condo Education || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Get involved || Volunteers
Author: Editor

Getting Owners to Run for the Board

Let’s face it. Getting owners to put their names forward to run in an election for the Board is often extremely difficult especially in today’s busy world. It can be discouraging and even disheartening. How can we encourage owners to run in a board election?

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January 2, 2024 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

The Property Manager and the Board

The management of a Condominium Corporation is a complex matter dealing with long-term strategies and day-to-day operations. Some corporations may choose to self-manage; others choose to hire a property manager to handle daily operations and advise the Board on long-term strategies.

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November 29, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Community || Condo Education || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Get involved || Rule enforcement || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Board Development as a Team

In developing the Board as an effective team, I draw your attention to the Tuckman Team Development Model, also known as the Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing model, that was proposed by psychologist Bruce Tuckman in 1965. The model describes the stages that teams go through as they develop and mature.

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October 30, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement
Author: Michael Kennedy and Dan Campbell

Condominium Boards and Due Diligence

After we published the blog on the qualities and attributes of an effective board director, a question was raised about due diligence. It’s a good question and worthy of an answer, so here is a blog on due diligence.

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October 14, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Qualities and Attributes of an Effective Board Director

In a past blog we talked about the responsibilities of the Board but in this blog we take a look at what makes an effective director. A good Condominium Board Director plays a crucial role in the effective governance and management of a condominium community.

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October 1, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement
Author: Michael Kennedy

Answers to questions on condo fees

We received two questions on condo fees regarding limits and appeals to the setting of fees. Read further for the answers.

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September 24, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Condo Fees || Financial Management || Reserve Fund Planning
Author: Michael Kennedy

Setting Condo Fees

It is getting to that time of year where Boards need to prepare next year’s budget and set the corresponding condo fees from that . Setting these fees involves a careful consideration of various factors to ensure that the fees adequately cover the costs of maintaining and managing the condominium.

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September 9, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Budget Components || Condo Community || Condo Corporation Budget || Condo Education || Financial Management || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement
Author: Michael Kennedy

Understanding Condominium Corporation Budgets

An effective condominium corporation budget is essential for managing the financial health and operations of the community. It helps ensure that the corporation can meet its obligations, fund necessary maintenance and repairs, and plan for the future.

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August 28, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Community || Condo Education || Conflict || Diverse Interests
Author: Michael Kennedy

Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict

Dealing with interpersonal conflict can be challenging, but it is an essential skill for maintaining healthy relationships, whether they are personal or professional. There are some steps you can take to effectively manage and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

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August 21, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): Board Dynamics || Board of Directors || CCI Nova Scotia || Communication || Condo Act || Condo Community || Condo Education || Conflict || Diverse Interests || Financial Management || Get involved || Legal Compliance || Reserve Fund Planning || Rule enforcement || Vendor Management || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

The Biggest Challenges in Managing a Condominium Corporation

So you are either thinking of, or have volunteered to be, a condo Board Director or perhaps get involved in condo property management. Good for you and good luck. Managing a condominium corporation can be a rewarding experience but it comes with its share of challenges.

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August 3, 2023 - Blog Post Tag(s): CCI Nova Scotia || Condo Community || Condo Education || Get involved || Volunteers
Author: Michael Kennedy

Condo Chat

Welcome to our first blog.

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