Some of our Recent Workshops

Working With a Strata Manager

Saturday June 08, 2019

This workshop will be useful to both self-managed and professionally-managed condo, townhouse or bareland strata councils. If you are contemplating a strata manager and want to know about options, benefits, costs, and what to expect from a management company. • If you have made the decision and want tips for choosing a good company, negotiating agency agreements and more. • If you currently have a manager and want to know how to work more effectively with them (or get out).

Before You Buy A Condo

Saturday April 27, 2019

You're thinking of spending thousands of dollars on a condo or townhouse, but how much do you really know about condo life and the new responsibilities it brings? This three-hour workshop/question period will help you understand the strata documents every buyer should review and give you useful facts about the Strata Property Act and more. Presented by Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association, a non-profit organization which has been helping strata owners for 45 years; and Condo Clear Services Inc., an independent strata document review provider who bridges the information gap between potential buyers and the strata properties they are interested in. This three-hour workshop will prepare you to ask the right questions, before you buy a condo.

Workshop For New Strata Council Members

Saturday March 02, 2019

If you've recently been elected to the council of your condo, townhouse or bareland strata corporation but are unsure of what your responsibilities are and how to carry them out, this workshop will help you to become an effective contributor. Or, if you've been thinking of joining your strata council and are nervous about what will be expected of you, this workshop will help you make the decision.

Best Practices For Strata Treasurers

Saturday March 30, 2019

This "how-to-do-it" workshop will review all financial aspects of managing your condo, townhouse or bareland strata and is designed for both self-managed stratas and for those who employ a strata manager.

Strata Maintenance Plans

Saturday March 16, 2019

This popular workshop is designed for all condo, townhouse or bareland strata councillors, and will be particularly helpful to self-managed stratas. Of course, all stratas really are "self" managed!

Rapid Damage Assessment Training

Friday September 28, 2018

This 4 hour course teaches advanced skills to identify unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms.

Best Practices for Strata Treasurers

Saturday October 13, 2018

This full day workshop includes lunch and all handouts: USB and reference binder, and VISOA Publications BC Strata Treasurers and Managing Your CRF. This is a hands-on interactive workshop. Registration is limited to 25 in order that all can fully participate in discussions.