Events

Staying engaged and informed is extremely important, and we make an effort to connect everyone in our industry to the tools and resources they need to succeed. Every year we host a conference in each state we represent: California, Arizona, and Nevada. These annual meetings offer updates in the housing industry, legislative changes, market conditions and more. It also offers a chance to collaborate with everyone in our network, putting faces to names and meeting like-minded individuals who want to make housing better for everyone.

We encourage you to attend the next event hosted in your state. Check out the links below for more information on when the next conference will be held, and instructions on how to sign up. You may email questions to training@ahma-psw.org.


 

WEBINAR: Environmental Hazards

  • January 14, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am

HARBRO will be presenting an overview of environmental situations  and the risks involved when facing building or facility damage issues.  By using real life case studies integrating both missteps and success stories, attendees will have a better understanding of the history behind the regulations as well as some mitigation steps that can be taken from the facility management viewpoint.  The class will focus mainly on asbestos, mold, hazardous products and biological issues.

Instructor: Jeff Koscher

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to the webinar session date by via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Office Communications

  • January 23, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Office Communications Session will be the first of four sessions developed to provide the context and foundation necessary for the subsequent sessions. The session is designed to instill the value of professionalism in communications as part of an individual’s and organization’s branding.  Context will be provided on the importance of consistency and uniformity across multiple modes of communication.

Session will address the following topics:

  • Building a Consistent Brand through Office Communications
  • Making the Best Impression Over the Phone
  • How to Send Professional and Effective Emails
  • Ensuring Your Letters Include the Main Elements

Session Activities:

  • Development of voice mail greeting
  • Practice responses for phone call scenarios:
  • Development of signature block
  • Proofing for application of guidelines provided during session

 

Instructor: Velma de la Rosa 

 

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

 

—- Lunch is on your own —- 

Cancellation Policy:

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

 

WEBINAR: Fair Housing for Maintenance Do’s & Don’ts

  • February 4, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Maintenance personnel come into contact with residents more than anyone else on site. And if they aren’t careful, their interaction with a resident or a potential resident could be misunderstood and result in a fair housing violation.  This session takes a look at typical situations where the well-intentioned maintenance person could be at risk of violating fair housing laws, ways to handle these without discriminating, and the importance of documentation

 

Instructor: Gwen Volk 

 

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

 

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

 

Save Energy With Your Central Hot Water System!

  • February 11, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will cover:

  • Central hot water configurations,
  • Potential issues,
  • Energy savings and maintenance tips.

We’ll also share information about rebates and other offers from SoCalGas, exclusively for multifamily properties.

 

Instructor: Laura Verduzco

 

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

 

—- Lunch is on your own —- 

 

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

 

 

EIV 101

  • February 13, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
EIV 101 – This is an introductory course that gives an overview of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) requirements for beginners. We will discuss the purpose of EIV? When and how to use [e.g.. applicability, penalties, security awareness training, etc.] EIV including its mandated reports? By the end of the course, you will feel confident in applying and interpreting EIV reports.
Instructor: Anqelique Williams
*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***
—- Lunch is on your own —- 

 

Cancellation Policy:

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

 

SHCM Certified Training

  • February 19, 2020 - February 20, 2020 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

As experienced affordable housing management professionals know, the LIHTC program is the primary production tool for creating new affordable housing properties across every state in the country, and it is also the most important tool for rehabilitating and preserving the nation’s existing stock of aging affordable housing.  To maximize their careers, management professionals in the affordable housing industry must be able to demonstrate their experience and expertise in mastering the complex requirements of the LIHTC program.  Earning your SHCM enables you to do just that.

*The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) certification program has been named a 2018 Silver Power of (A) Award winner in the Power to Create a Competitive Workforce category by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

***** PLEASE bring a laptop on February 20, 2019. There will be a test the 2nd half of the class where the laptop will be needed. *****

 

Instructor: Anita Moseman 

 

 *** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

Working With Advance EIV

  • March 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

EIV is a great tool to help us identify improper payments and streamline the verification process.  It is also very time consuming, and a major cause of MOR findings.  This is a full day course designed to help you effectively and efficiently use EIV as the tool it was meant to be.  We will cover tips and tricks to make EIV use go smoothly, as well as identifying the source of discrepancies.  In addition, we will spend the majority of the day doing hands on exercises to reconcile the EIV Income Discrepancy Report, use the EIV Quarterly Wage Report to identify potential overpayments and use third party verification to compute overpayments.  We will also work through repayment agreement processing and reporting.

 

Instructor: Angelique Williams

 

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

 

—- Lunch is on your own —- 

 

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

 

WEBINAR: Creating Empathy for Resident Living with Bullying Among Seniors

  • March 19, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am

When we hear the word bully, we immediately think of children and adolescents, but it is very real problem in the older adult population. It is estimated that 10-20% of older adults experience some type of senior-to-senior aggression, usually verbally abuse. The actual numbers of older adults targeted are tough to tease out, because these acts often-adult bullying, and outline ways to create a safe environment for addressing the targeted individuals as well as the perpetrators.

Participants Will:

  • Identify the five common types of adults bullies.
  • Describe the characteristics of bullying behaviors.
  • Understand the psycho-social impacts of bullying.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with adult bullies.

 

Instructor: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

 

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to the webinar session date by via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Basic Electrical

  • March 24, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Think you know everything that goes into being safe? This training will go over the basic safety rules for the following areas: shock hazards, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), power awareness and arc flash hazards. You will learn about the basics of the Electric Theory through Ohm’s Law and how it relates to your safety and electrical equipment.

 

Come learn how the Electrical Theory pertains to everyday residential devices, such as your receptacles and switches. This training will look at the calculations that go into working on breakers and wiring, while also going over the safety precautions behind this work.

 

We will review the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and how this code effects the following areas: lighting, power, apartment wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, ground fault requirements and distribution.

 

Instructor: Craig Monin

 

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

 

—- Lunch is on your own —- 

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Basic of Effective Written Communications

  • March 26, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Basics of Effective Written Communications Session will provide participants the tools necessary to immediately improve and build on their written communication skills. The first session provides a preliminary overview on the elements and structure of emails and letters.  This session will build on the framework and focus on the writing. Grammar will be addressed but will not be the primary focus. The focus will be on how to use tools to produce a highly effective and professional communication.

Session will address the following topics:

  • How to Prepare an Effective Letter
  • How to Ensure Proper Punctuation, Capitalization and Spelling
  • What to Include or Not to Include in Your Written Communications

Activities

  • Pre- and post-assessment: Proof a Letter
  • Practice drafting a basic letter and email response
  • Peer proofing and feedback

 

Instructor: Velma de la Rosa 

 

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

 

—- Lunch is on your own —- 

 

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date via email to training@ahma-psw.org.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org