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Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 AM 
2017 Hall of Fame Luncheon
The Houston Apartment Association invites you to join us at a special luncheon honoring Suan Tinsley, as our 2017 Hall of Fame Award Recipient.

Friday, February 24, 2017 11:30 AM 
ACES February Luncheon
Please note that this program is open only to executives in property management (Owners, Presidents, Regionals, Supervisors, Marketing/Training Directors, etc.). Eligible attendees to ACES luncheons are permitted to invite any of their staff to the programs, provided the registration also includes at least one person at the Supervisor level or above.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:30 AM 
(The Woodlands) Area Council Meeting
Join us and The Woodlands Township for a FREE lunch, and a chance to network with local apartment managers in your area. We have two great speakers: Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership and Deputies Jason Hopper and Dany Dickson from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. . Learn what new businesses, or corporations are coming into town as well as crime prevention information.

Bring your questions, get answers!

Join us for a great program and a chance to win some door prizes!

No Suppliers Please

Thursday, March 02, 2017 08:30 AM 
APPLE: CORE II


Wednesday, March 08, 2017 08:30 AM 
Certified Pool Operator Course (2 days)
Successful completion of this Two-day course will result in a five year certification from NSPF (National Swimming Pool Foundation) and ensures pool chemicals are being used properly and when appropriate. We will dispel the myths in pool care and tremendously reduce chemical expenses and extend the life of your pool. This is recommended for anyone working with pools as well as Property Managers so they are up-to-date regarding local codes and can reduce risk and liability.

The course fee of $299 per person includes textbook, exam fees, and meals for both days



Tuesday, March 14, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program also includes TAA lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:30 AM 
Political Action Committee (PAC) Luncheon

Topic:

Cost: This event is open to all HAA PAC members at a cost of $30 per person. Nonmembers of the PAC may attend for $40 per person.

Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at Noon.

Directions: The Dinerstein Reed Prokop Education Center's Camden and Michael Stevens Interests Room is located on the second floor of the HAA/HAF Office Building, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., east of Clay Road and Sam Houston Pkwy.

Any questions and/or registrations should be directed to govaffairs@haaonline.org or at 713-595-0300.

More information on HAA PAC can be found at www.haaonline.org/HAAPAC/


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 08:30 AM 
CAS: Industry Essentials & Resident Experience
This program is a generalized overview of the role of an apartment property manager, this program includes information on customer service, occupancy management, property and personal security, emergency management, and resident relations.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017 08:30 AM 
Katy Fair Housing Seminar

Join Howard Bookstaff for a refresher course in Fair Housing!

How should you deal with service animal requests? Criminal background screenings? What do you do when you receive a complaint? Fair Housing is changing and you need to be p to speed. We are coming to your area for this refresher course.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of a Fair Housing Complaint: Navigating through the Fair Housing process.
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Taming Assistant Animal Issues.
  • Too Much Stuff! Dealing with the hoarder.
  • Responding to Requests for Accommodation and Modification.
  • Discriminating against criminals-Is that wrong?
  • Protecting children - How can that be wrong?
  • What's on the horizon?

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Program from 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: Pre-register: $65; At Door: $75

Deadline for registrations is Friday, March 17th



Wednesday, March 22, 2017 08:30 AM 
CAM: Industry Essentials & Resident Experience


Thursday, March 23, 2017 08:30 AM 
CAM: Financial Management


Thursday, March 23, 2017 08:30 AM 
CAS: Finance
Conquer your fears of finance by attending this highly informative module. Topics covered in this section include: investment objectives, how to add value to an existing investment, a basic mathematics refresher, as well as financial statements, budgets, and property valuation.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017 08:30 AM 
Industry Math
A New curriculum authored by NAA, this half day workshop is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your mathematical skills in preparation for attending any of the credential programs. From calculating percentages, to converting fractions (remember those?) to understanding averages and more, this is your chance to "go back to school" in a relaxed and low-stakes environment. Learn how various mathematical calculations influence operations and get introduced to the more advanced concepts you'll need to know to advance in your industry career.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 08:00 AM 
Maintenance Mania
A hands-on competition event dedicated to the celebration of HAA's maintenance and service professionals. From faucet repair to ceiling fan replacement, come cheer on your favorite Mainteance Tech as HAA competes against the Region for a chance to send a representative to the National Competition in Atlanta. Spectators may attend beginnng at 9:30am.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 08:30 AM 
APPLE: Leadership - Session I


Friday, March 31, 2017 07:30 AM 
IROC Breakfast - March
The Independent Rental Owners' Connection (IROC) offers customized education and networking programs just for you!

Whether you're a brand new apartment community owner, or have been a part of the industry for many years, we encourage you to network within your fellow Independent Owners. This month's topic: TBD


Friday, April 07, 2017 11:00 AM 
2017 Volleyball Tournament
Bump... Set... Spike! Don't miss this annual event... grab your coworkers, form your team, and get ready for your chance to be crowned the 2017 HAA Volleyball Champs!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program also includes TAA lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Thursday, April 13, 2017 08:30 AM 
Supplier Education Program - FREE
FREE Education program for Supplier members sponsored by the Product Service Council. Learn from this group of volunteers how to make the most of your membership. For more information email Susan at shinkley@haaonline.org or call 713-595-0313

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 08:30 AM 
CAS: Legal
A comprehensive guide to this ever-changing topic, discussions include fair housing laws and regulations, including two case studies; familial status review, occupancy standards, disability provisions, fair housing marketing and advertising, as well as federally assisted housing and Section 8 regulations.



Thursday, April 20, 2017 08:30 AM 
CAS: Risk Management
Learn to prevent avoidable accidents and assess risk in advance. Areas of study include: minimizing risks to residents, including crime prevention and environmental hazards; minimizing risk to staff, how to effectively handle an emergency, and liability and insurance.



Friday, April 21, 2017 11:30 AM 
It's the Law Luncheon
Join HAA's Legal Counsel, Howard Bookstaff, for lunch and a legal discussion in a casual environment allowing for questions and answers. Topic: TBD

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 08:30 AM 
The Woodlands Fair Housing Seminar

Join Howard Bookstaff for a refresher course in Fair Housing!

How should you deal with service animal requests? Criminal background screenings? What do you do when you receive a complaint? Fair Housing is changing and you need to be p to speed. We are coming to your area for this refresher course.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of a Fair Housing Complaint: Navigating through the Fair Housing process.
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Taming Assistant Animal Issues.
  • Too Much Stuff! Dealing with the hoarder.
  • Responding to Requests for Accommodation and Modification.
  • Discriminating against criminals-Is that wrong?
  • Protecting children - How can that be wrong?
  • What's on the horizon?

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Program from 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: Pre-register: $65; At Door: $75

Deadline for registrations is Friday, March 17th



Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:30 AM 
Political Action Committee (PAC) Luncheon

Topic:

Cost: This event is open to all HAA PAC members at a cost of $30 per person. Nonmembers of the PAC may attend for $40 per person.

Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at Noon.

Directions: The Dinerstein Reed Prokop Education Center's Camden and Michael Stevens Interests Room is located on the second floor of the HAA/HAF Office Building, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., east of Clay Road and Sam Houston Pkwy.

Any questions and/or registrations should be directed to govaffairs@haaonline.org or at 713-595-0300.

More information on HAA PAC can be found at www.haaonline.org/HAAPAC/


Wednesday, May 03, 2017 08:30 AM 
Certified Pool Operator - in Spanish (2 days)
This course is conducted in Spanish. Successful completion of this Two-day course will result in a five year certification from NSPF (National Swimming Pool Foundation) and ensures pool chemicals are being used properly and when appropriate. We will dispel the myths in pool care and tremendously reduce chemical expenses and extend the life of your pool. This is recommended for anyone working with pools as well as Property Managers so they are up-to-date regarding local codes and can reduce risk and liability.

The course fee of $299 per person includes textbook, exam fees, and meals for both days



Tuesday, May 09, 2017 08:30 AM 
HVAC Certification Prep Course & Exam (2 days)
A two-day Class featuring prep material to pass the Federal EPA 608 exam, which has four sections, including Core, Type I, Type II and Type III. Associates can pass any or all of the sections, and a passing score achieved on all four sections earns a universal certification, required by law for anyone who works on HVAC systems.

Course Fee: $299 (includes textbook, exam fee and lunch for two days)


Thursday, May 11, 2017 07:30 AM 
Blue Star Program - May
The Blue Star Certification Program is a joint effort by the Houston Police Department and the Houston Apartment Association. Created for rental properties of all sizes, the program's goal is to help law enforcement officials and the multifamily housing industry work together to effectively reduce criminal activity in rental properties.

Register online at: www.houstontx.gov/police/multi_family. Please direct questions to Officer Clark at: donna.clark@houstonpolice.org.

For More information visit the Blue Star Program Information Page.

Friday, May 12, 2017 09:00 AM 
All-Stars Sports Challenge
This year the event proceeds will benefit the Houston area Red Cross. Each team consists of three men and three women with an option of one male and one female alternate. Each team will compete in six events. The top three teams will be awarded medals after the competition. Please contact Susan at 713-595-0313 or Email at shinkley@haaonline.org for more information.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 08:30 AM 
Lake Jackson Fair Housing Seminar

Join Howard Bookstaff for a refresher course in Fair Housing!

How should you deal with service animal requests? Criminal background screenings? What do you do when you receive a complaint? Fair Housing is changing and you need to be p to speed. We are coming to your area for this refresher course.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of a Fair Housing Complaint: Navigating through the Fair Housing process.
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Taming Assistant Animal Issues.
  • Too Much Stuff! Dealing with the hoarder.
  • Responding to Requests for Accommodation and Modification.
  • Discriminating against criminals-Is that wrong?
  • Protecting children - How can that be wrong?
  • What's on the horizon?

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Program from 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: Pre-register: $65; At Door: $75

Deadline for registrations is Friday, March 17th



Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:30 AM 
Political Action Committee (PAC) Luncheon

Topic:

Cost: This event is open to all HAA PAC members at a cost of $30 per person. Nonmembers of the PAC may attend for $40 per person.

Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at Noon.

Directions: The Dinerstein Reed Prokop Education Center's Camden and Michael Stevens Interests Room is located on the second floor of the HAA/HAF Office Building, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., east of Clay Road and Sam Houston Pkwy.

Any questions and/or registrations should be directed to govaffairs@haaonline.org or at 713-595-0300.

More information on HAA PAC can be found at www.haaonline.org/HAAPAC/


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program also includes TAA lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017 08:30 AM 
Industry Math


Monday, June 05, 2017 10:00 AM 
CAS: Supplier Success
Class participants will learn the economic impact of the multi-family housing industry along with the understanding the types of ownership, management and financing. Learn how to identify decision makers and how to utilize resources, timing and opportunities to boost your success.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 08:30 AM 
Baytown Fair Housing Seminar

Join Howard Bookstaff for a refresher course in Fair Housing!

How should you deal with service animal requests? Criminal background screenings? What do you do when you receive a complaint? Fair Housing is changing and you need to be p to speed. We are coming to your area for this refresher course.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of a Fair Housing Complaint: Navigating through the Fair Housing process.
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Taming Assistant Animal Issues.
  • Too Much Stuff! Dealing with the hoarder.
  • Responding to Requests for Accommodation and Modification.
  • Discriminating against criminals-Is that wrong?
  • Protecting children - How can that be wrong?
  • What's on the horizon?

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Program from 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: Pre-register: $65; At Door: $75

Deadline for registrations is Friday, March 17th



Wednesday, June 07, 2017 08:30 AM 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Learn to conquer your fear of the spreadsheet! This great-for-beginners course offers a detailed look into this multi-faceted, often daunting program.

Thursday, June 08, 2017 11:30 AM 
Political Action Committee (PAC) Luncheon

Topic:

Cost: This event is open to all HAA PAC members at a cost of $30 per person. Nonmembers of the PAC may attend for $40 per person.

Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at Noon.

Directions: The Dinerstein Reed Prokop Education Center's Camden and Michael Stevens Interests Room is located on the second floor of the HAA/HAF Office Building, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., east of Clay Road and Sam Houston Pkwy.

Any questions and/or registrations should be directed to govaffairs@haaonline.org or at 713-595-0300.

More information on HAA PAC can be found at www.haaonline.org/HAAPAC/


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program also includes TAA lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017 08:30 AM 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Learn to conquer your fear of the spreadsheet! This great-for-beginners course offers a detailed look into this multi-faceted, often daunting program.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 08:30 AM 
Certified Pool Operator Course (2 days)
Successful completion of this Two-day course will result in a five year certification from NSPF (National Swimming Pool Foundation) and ensures pool chemicals are being used properly and when appropriate. We will dispel the myths in pool care and tremendously reduce chemical expenses and extend the life of your pool. This is recommended for anyone working with pools as well as Property Managers so they are up-to-date regarding local codes and can reduce risk and liability.

The course fee of $299 per person includes textbook, exam fees, and meals for both days



Friday, June 30, 2017 11:30 AM 
ACES June Luncheon
Please note that this program is open only to executives in property management (Owners, Presidents, Regionals, Supervisors, Marketing/Training Directors, etc.). Eligible attendees to ACES luncheons are permitted to invite any of their staff to the programs, provided the registration also includes at least one person at the Supervisor level or above.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program is all new for 2016 and includes new lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017 08:30 AM 
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Learn to conquer your fear of the spreadsheet! This great-for-beginners course offers a detailed look into this multi-faceted, often daunting program.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 08:30 AM 
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Learn to conquer your fear of the spreadsheet! This great-for-beginners course offers a detailed look into this multi-faceted, often daunting program.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program is all new for 2017 and includes new lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Thursday, August 17, 2017 07:30 AM 
Blue Star Program - August
The Blue Star Certification Program is a joint effort by the Houston Police Department and the Houston Apartment Association. Created for rental properties of all sizes, the program's goal is to help law enforcement officials and the multifamily housing industry work together to effectively reduce criminal activity in rental properties.

Register online at: www.houstontx.gov/police/multi_family. Please direct questions to Officer Clark at: donna.clark@houstonpolice.org.

For More information visit the Blue Star Program Information Page.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 08:30 AM 
Industry Math


Friday, August 25, 2017 11:30 AM 
Political Action Committee (PAC) Luncheon

Topic:

Cost: This event is open to all HAA PAC members at a cost of $30 per person. Nonmembers of the PAC may attend for $40 per person.

Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at Noon.

Directions: The Dinerstein Reed Prokop Education Center's Camden and Michael Stevens Interests Room is located on the second floor of the HAA/HAF Office Building, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., east of Clay Road and Sam Houston Pkwy.

Any questions and/or registrations should be directed to govaffairs@haaonline.org or at 713-595-0300.

More information on HAA PAC can be found at www.haaonline.org/HAAPAC/


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 08:30 AM 
Richmond/Rosenberg Fair Housing Seminar

Join Howard Bookstaff for a refresher course in Fair Housing!

How should you deal with service animal requests? Criminal background screenings? What do you do when you receive a complaint? Fair Housing is changing and you need to be p to speed. We are coming to your area for this refresher course.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of a Fair Housing Complaint: Navigating through the Fair Housing process.
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Taming Assistant Animal Issues.
  • Too Much Stuff! Dealing with the hoarder.
  • Responding to Requests for Accommodation and Modification.
  • Discriminating against criminals-Is that wrong?
  • Protecting children - How can that be wrong?
  • What's on the horizon?

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Program from 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: Pre-register: $65; At Door: $75

Deadline for registrations is Friday, March 17th



Tuesday, September 19, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program is all new for 2016 and includes new lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:30 AM 
Political Action Committee (PAC) Luncheon

Topic:

Cost: This event is open to all HAA PAC members at a cost of $30 per person. Nonmembers of the PAC may attend for $40 per person.

Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at Noon.

Directions: The Dinerstein Reed Prokop Education Center's Camden and Michael Stevens Interests Room is located on the second floor of the HAA/HAF Office Building, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., east of Clay Road and Sam Houston Pkwy.

Any questions and/or registrations should be directed to govaffairs@haaonline.org or at 713-595-0300.

More information on HAA PAC can be found at www.haaonline.org/HAAPAC/


Monday, November 13, 2017 08:30 AM 
Extreme CAM (Five Days)
A super-charged and accelerated five-day format, EXTREME CAM is designed for those experienced managers hoping to attain the CAM designation in a shorter duration, with less time away from the property.

Scheduled for November 13th -17th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Exams are held in December.

Due to shipping constraints, registrations received within one week of the course cannot be guaranteed course materials at the time of class

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 08:30 AM 
Leasing 101 -(Day and a half)
An in-depth introduction to the apartment industry for new leasing professionals as well as those individuals looking to learn more about the industry as a career. This day and a half program is all new for 2016 and includes new lease paperwork curriculum. Topics covered include:

  • Greeting & qualifying the customer
  • Executing the lease contract
  • Overcoming objections and closing techniques
  • An overview of fair Housing and more.

Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as a listing of placement agencies and management companies that are members of HAA.



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