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2020 Changing the Game Conference Blog

Conference speakers and sponsors will be contributing to the blog Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for all of November.

Conference Blog

Virtual Scavenger Hunt
An online scavenger hunt will be sent at the start of the Conference. Check out our sponsors websites and submit your completed scavenger hunt using the online form. On the last day of the Conference, our sponsors will announce the winners and distribute the prizes valued at $100 or higher.

"Why I love multi housing" Social Media Contest
Runs November 2nd —November 13th. Post on MHA's Facebook Page using hashtag #whyilovemultihousing on why you love what you do or what you love about the industry. Each post earns entries into a drawing for a chance to win free registration ($249 value) to the 2021 MHA Fall Conference and other prizes (gift cards). For one entry post with text only. For two entries post a picture/selfie with text. For three entries post a video with text. Limit two posts per week. Max entries available: 12

Details & Registration

Event date: 11/17/2020 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Export event
MHA Professional Education
/ Categories: Fall Conference

Day One

Pricing & Registration

Tuesday, November 17

8:30 AM     Welcome and Presidential Address: The State of the Industry
Cecil Smith, President and CEO, MN Multi Housing Association (MHA)

How healthy is the Multi Housing industry in 2020?  How does the Minnesota market compare nationally? What has changed after an historic year?  What has your MHA being doing to help you adapt and prepare for the new normal?  Cecil Smith will address these questions and more and speculate on what lies ahead.

9:00 AM     Social Distancing, Cleaning, and Procedures: The COVID-19 Multi Housing New Normal*
Gerry Ewald, Lead Designer, StuartCo | Eric Lothenbach, Sr. Regional Facilities Manager, Sherman Associates | Dan Crothers, President,  JayHawk Mechanical, Inc. | Ryan Comer, President and CEO, Renovation Systems Inc.

How are multifamily buildings adapting to the new normal of COVID-19? Come learn from this experienced panel on the latest trends and best practices in cleaning, disinfecting, social distancing design, air quality, and greater COVID-19 procedures.

10:00 AM     Understanding Trauma: How Trauma Affects People’s Relationships, Behavior, and Health*
Russ Turner, Training Institute Director, People Incorporated

From COVID-19 isolation to the national civil unrest, people have been experiencing trauma at an alarming rate and it is having a large impact on people’s lives. Exposure to trauma changes people’s brain and health development, which in turn increases the risk of developing illness. It also increases the prevalence of mental illness. Unacknowledged and untreated, this can leave people more isolated and in pain, seeking solace in unhealthy coping strategies. This session will help us understand trauma’s effects on a person and how multi housing leaders can have more effective interactions and help build resilience amongst their employees and residents.

Continuing Education Credits: An asterisk (*) denotes sessions that have been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing real estate education credits. A (†) denotes sessions approved for 1.0 hours of CRM, CRMT, COM, and CCAM credits. PLEASE NOTE: If you use the call in option only for this webinar, your attendance will not be tracked for credits (RE CEUs, CRM, CRMT, etc.)


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