Education Calendar

Education Calendar

    • September 12, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 17, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Webinars via Zoom

    New Offering for BOMA/Suburban Chicago Members!

    Looking for leadership training?

    This live virtual course on Managing the Organization will help develop your leadership skills that are important to property management.

    This RPA course will help improve organizational performance offering property management professionals the depth needed to improve business, customer service and team management skills.

    We are pleased to announce we will be offering a course that has not been offered to our membership locally for over 10 years!  

    Managing the Organization

    Location: This is a live-instructor-led virtual course.
    Date: Thursdays: September 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, &15th 
    Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Karen M. Stiansen, CPM®, CCIM, MCR, RPA, FMA, LEED AP
    Cost: Members - $1,100 || Non-Members - $1,150

    Managing the Organization will prepare you to manage and lead your organization through improved communication, motivation, relationship and team building, project management, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Managers who take this course will be able to further develop their group leadership and management techniques and abilities, and analyze and improve their relationships with staff, colleagues, and owners.

    Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Understand and demonstrate what motivates staff and how to use techniques to influence staff behavior
    • Demonstrate the importance of communication and marketing and provide tools and techniques for the manager to accomplish
    • Provide a framework for organizing the various functions associated with facilities management and the rationale for organization configurations
    • Demonstrate the importance of problem-solving and provide problem-solving tools necessary for the manager to guide staff in problem-solving activities
    • Apply your learned skills and abilities to a sustainability-driven building upgrade case study 

    Key topic areas:

    management skills and tools * leadership styles and relationships * types of organizations * team building, leadership, and motivation * planning, controlling, and decision making * problem-solving techniques * project and change management * workplace safety and documentation 

    Applies to: FMA®, RPA®, SMA® designations 

    Don't wait! The deadline to register is
    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    About the Instructor:

    Karen M. Stiansen, CPM®, CCIM, MCR, RPA, FMA, LEED AP
    Vice President, Property Services

    Karen has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University. She has been with Thalhimer since 2017 as a Vice President, Property Services leading the Hampton Roads Market, Hamptons Road, VA. Karen has 25 years of experience managing office, industrial, and retail properties as well as corporate real estate functions. Karen has been an active member for The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) serving on the Student/Academic Outreach advisory board and is a national instructor for BOMI International as well as an instructor for Apartment and Owner's Management Association (AOBA) in Washington, DC. Her education and experience with her desire to provide the highest level of property management services help to add value to properties managed by Karen.

    Register Today! 

    To register for Managing the Organization, please complete and return the registration form to BOMA/Suburban Chicago. 

    Email to: 
    Barb Turbett at

    Mail to: 
    BOMA/Suburban Chicago
    1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 110
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Fax to: 

    • September 29, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

    On September 29th at 11am, join the Emerging Leaders SIG for CONNECT - covering topics like: networking, tenant experiences, professional development, and fostering community, presented by Robyn Scott of The Larapyn Group.

    Registration info coming soon!

    • October 02, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Webinars via Zoom

    We know that professional development is important to our members and we are committed to continuing to provide valuable education to all members.  That is why we are excited to offer our annual "Foundations of Real Estate Management" course as a 100% virtual course this Fall.

    What is Foundations of Real Estate Management? 

    In conjunction with BOMA International, we offer you the popular Foundations of Real Estate Management course. This course is perfect for all experience levels. Experienced and seasoned professionals will cover the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, and contract management. Quality instructors, peer networking, and a comprehensive course manual are all included in this five week course.

    Who should attend? 

    Covering a wide range of content, which benefits all experience levels, Foundations of Real Estate Management: 

    • is ideal to reinforce on-the-job training for assistant property managers
    • provides experience for administrative assistants and students considering a career in commercial real estate. 
    • fills training gaps and provides important management and operations updates for experienced professionals
    • benefits vendors and building engineers by providing an understanding of the basics of real estate management

    Foundations Curriculum
    Module 1: Real Estate Administration
    Module 2: The Well-Versed Real Estate Manager
    Module 3: Building Operations I
    Module 4: Building Operations II
    Module 5: Putting It All Together
    Module 6: Other Property Types

     CLICK HERE to download the registration form

    • October 13, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

    On October 13th at 11am, join the Developing Leaders SIG as they hear from Denise Thomas of The Effective Communication Coach on how to PRESENT like a Rock Star, covering topics like: technology, preparedness, confidence, interactive tools, and using a moderator.

    Registration info coming soon!

    • October 27, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

    On October 27th at 11am join the Emerging Leaders SIG as they learn how to LEAD with Peggy Newquist of Constructing Opportunities. Peggy will share on topics like: virtual teamwork, communication, making yourself heard and opportunities for

    Registration info coming soon!

Past events

April 25, 2020 Law and Risk Management
April 09, 2020 Fundamentals of Facilities Management
April 01, 2020 Free 15 Min. Webinar: What is Force Majeure?
March 07, 2020 Design Operation II
March 06, 2020 Commercial Leasing 101 Boot Camp
February 20, 2020 2020 EXPO
January 23, 2020 Budgeting & Accounting
November 06, 2019 Sales Training Series: Closing Techniques
October 04, 2019 Foundations of Real Estate Management
September 10, 2019 Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers
August 08, 2019 Managing Industrial Properties
July 30, 2019 Sales Training Series: Closing Techniques - CLASS RESCHEDULED
June 18, 2019 Sales Training Series: Negotiation Techniques
June 12, 2019 Certificate of Insurance Training Course
May 03, 2019 Ethics is Good Business
April 30, 2019 Sales Training Series: Questioning Techniques
April 17, 2019 Asset Management: Lease Analysis, Valuation, Negotiation, and Approval
March 07, 2019 Real Estate Investment and Finance
February 02, 2019 The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
November 29, 2018 Leadership Education Series: Building Winning Relationships
October 05, 2018 Foundations of Real Estate Management (BOMA International)
September 06, 2018 Budgeting and Accounting (BOMI)
August 23, 2018 Leadership Education Series: HR Boot Camp
June 14, 2018 Certificate of Insurance Training Course
April 26, 2018 Leadership Education Series: Emotional Intelligence
April 07, 2018 Law and Risk Management (BOMI)
February 03, 2018 The Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (BOMI)
January 25, 2018 Leadership Education Series: Identify, Coach, and Become Ideal Team Players
January 01, 2018 New Year's Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
December 25, 2017 Winter Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
October 28, 2017 Environmental Health and Safety Issues
October 06, 2017 Foundations of Real Estate Management
September 07, 2017 Real Estate Investment & Finance
September 04, 2017 Labor Day Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
July 03, 2017 July 4th Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
May 19, 2017 Ethics is Good Business® ShortCourse™
February 04, 2017 The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part 1

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