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[January 22, 2013]

Associa University Webinar Explains How to Achieve Community Goals

DALLAS --(Business Wire)--

Associa University hosts a complimentary webinar, "Working with Volunteers," Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. CST.

Open to the public, including homeowners association community managers and board members, speaker Larry Pothast describes how boards can use powerful tools to reward volunteers, motivate them to positive action and to maximize efforts. The program is based on Pothast's workshop of the same name.

"Committees are supposed to work with the direction of the board; however, sometimes their efforts are counterproductive to board goals," said Matt Kraft, senior vice president of training and development at Associa. "Larry will explain how committees are an asset for boards, and how volunteers can help achieve community success."

To register for the webinar, visit

Pothast, a nationally recognized community association expert, trainer and author on HOA leadership, is a former dean of the Community Associations Institute's Professional Manager Development Program. He served as vice chair of CAI's national educational council and was a member of the CAI Research Foundation's board of directors. A registered PCAM, he has many "Speaker of the Year" awards from various CAI chapters.

AU is the nation's first comprehensive community association management online campus program of its kind. AU provides Associa employees with online, on demand, self-paced courses tailored specifically for Associa Best Practices. Additionally, it partners with the Community Associations Institute (CAI) to provide its classes by video conference to Associa member companies which enables Associa management staff to attend more courses in the convenience of a local training environment. It also creates its own live and online courses that address in depth the skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to provide optimum management and customer service to its internal and external customers. For more, visit

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to and Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube.

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