What Resources are Available to Board Members to Guide Them in Their Roles?


Volunteering to serve on your condo association’s board is just that – voluntary. And while you are likely very interested in helping serve your community, you may not be the most experienced in this type of role. Fortunately, many resources are available to help educate you on being a condo board member and ensure you are well-prepared for the job.

Condo Board Member Training and Resources

In Illinois, condo board members are not required to hold formal certifications to serve on their board. That said, it never hurts to receive some training if you want to do the job effectively. One good resource to turn to is your Chicago condo association management company for help and to ask your questions. 

Other professional organizations throughout the greater Chicago area also offer dedicated courses to educate and help board members succeed in their roles. Here are two of them:

  • The Illinois Chapter Community Associations Institute – The organization offers education programs online and in the classroom to help board members run their associations. Courses cover topics on governing association communities, fair practices, insurance and risk management, understanding financials and more. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion. Visit their website to learn more about upcoming course offerings. 
  • The Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Association (ACTHA) – The association offers webinars, conferences, courses, and access to other resources to help condo board members improve their leadership abilities while serving out their board term. Certificates are also awarded upon completion of exams and course modules. You can learn more about ACTHA here.

Serving on your condo board carries a lot of responsibility. To do the best in your role as a board member, it helps to take courses and learn from others experienced with condo association management. To learn more about what resources are available to help you succeed, contact our team at First Community Management.