Burg Simpson Learning Center
“Change is the end result of all true learning.” -Leo Buscaglia
Burg Simpson isn’t just a law firm. We aren’t just a bunch of attorneys. As our tag line says, we are “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.” One of the ways we want to help change your life is through learning, so we have launched the Burg Simpson Learning Center.
Wednesday Wisdom Courses
3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Course topics are subject to change. Register for all classes using the links below each course.
September 21, 2022 – (Zoom) Become a Better Negotiator
This fun, interactive session explores the different types of negotiations, the 6 keys to preparing for any type of negotiation and the most common tools/tactics to produce effective negotiations. You’ll also become aware of the psychological tools/traps that can be used during negotiations so that you can be a better negotiator.
October 19, 2022 – (Zoom) Trends Coming To A Community Near You
This session covers 4 trends in community association documents that managers need to be aware of and prepared to deal with to meet the changing demands of associations. We will discuss use of special districts, limitations on association’s right to sue; owner maintenance responsibilities and ownership by LLCs.
November 16, 2022 – (Around Town – DTC) 3:30 – 5:00PM Credits Cocktails and Construction Defects
Enjoy happy hour while learning what it is really like to go through a defect case in a community you manage. We will cover the discovery process, the options, the legal process, post-settlement repairs and the behind the scene scoop to help you look like the hero for your community.
Our Training Room
8310 South Valley Highway, Suite 270, Englewood, CO 80012
Elizabeth Hotel, 111 Chestnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Origin Hotel, 8875 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80031
Onsite Course Offerings
If you’d like us to present a custom designed course or any of the following courses at your management company email us at BSLC@burgsimpson.com
WHY YOU CAN’T MANAGE YOUR TIME (YET)
There is no shortage of advice on how to boost time management, and it doesn’t always work. Learn why that is and the underlying skills you should be focusing on to be more efficient and less stressed.
BOOMERS, GEN XERS, MILLENNIALS, AND ZOOMERS: THE SECRET FORMULA
Our communities, boards and workplaces are now a mixture of at least 4 generations. Learning how to communicate and govern to get the best from all generations is key to a effective and successful community or management company.
RISK MANAGEMENT, HOW TO AVOID LIABILITY
This class will review what risk management is, the primary types of risks a community association is exposed to, how to manage risks through risk control and risk transfer. You will learn how to identify specific types of property, liability risks, appropriate risk control, risk transfer options to minimize exposure and liability.
GETTING UNSTUCK-COMPANY, ASSOCIATION AND LIFE OPERATING SYSTEMS
Is your company or association stuck? Do you find yourself attending meeting after meeting with no outcomes? Is there a disconnect between what is said and what happens? Do you have great ideas but find they never get implemented? If so, you may be lacking an operating system that addresses purpose, people, proof, problems, process and power. Through a self-assessment we will explore the 6Ps and learn steps that can be taken to address any weaknesses.
CREATING BOARDS THAT WORK
Using an assessment from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this facilitated program explores the basis of organizational politics and board failure. It helps managers identify barriers to effective, functional boards and explores tools they can use to overcome board dysfunctions.
MANAGER TESTIMONY IN COURT—HOW TO BE A STAR ON THE STAND
This class explores the players in the courtroom and 10 rules for effective testimony in any kind of case a manager may be asked to testify in. We cover common obstacles that witnesses face and how to overcome them.
GUIDELINES FOR PROPERTY MANAGER DOCUMENTATION
Discusses what documents constitute the “Association’s File” and steps you can take to ensure that the minutes, correspondence, and other association records protect, rather than harm, the association’s legal rights.
CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION—THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PROPERTY MANAGER
This program discusses the roles and responsibilities of the property manager in the timely identification of construction defects, including how to protect yourself and the management company from liability. Suggestions for setting up a successful investigation by the engineers will also be discussed, along with tips for disclosure and communication during and following a construction defect lawsuit.
LESSONS FROM SURFSIDE – PART 3
This course will cover the financial lessons to be learned from Surfside. We will explore the importance of reserves, how much is enough, how to get owner buy-in for funding and ways to overcome the financial constraints that many associations face when trying to address deferred maintenance
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