Join us for the 2013 NMA Housing Conference!
Coming this September 9-10 to San Diego, CA
This isn’t your average housing conference!
Inspired by the demands of a tough fiscal climate, NMA is bringing you our best — expert panels, certification classes, round-table discussions, free consulting sessions, and a focus on the relevant, high-quality content for which we’re known.
Receive valuable and actionable information, while enjoying the opportunity to network with other key players in the industry. And with three tracks of concurrent sessions, you'll be able to explore two very full days of training.
Hurry, space is limited!
Leading at a Higher Level: Creating High Performing Organizations
Presenter, Ann Phillips of the Ken Blanchard Companies
Executive Leadership for Performance Excellence
Ensuring the Best Performance for the Money: Quality Assurance from the Executive Level
Presenter, John McKay
This session will focus on how successful housing executives ensure excellent staff performance and the overall cost efficiency of their agency by applying performance management metrics and a proactive quality assurance approach.
A Cost-Effective Approach to Planning
Presenter, Eric Kaufman from Sagatica
This session isn't the typical strategic planning session. Eric Kaufman works with companies across the country and coaches corporate CEOs. He'll present how to prepare a strategic action plan that becomes a useful resource to accomplish your agency's goals with limited funding. Ask the right questions, set the right measurements, and get to work!
Proactive Negotiation of Labor Union Contracts: Is It Possible?
Moderator/Presenter, Carrol Vaughan
Housing agencies cannot afford to be held captive by union contracts negotiated years ago when we weren't faced with reduced administrative and operational funding! Come to this session and learn how to take a proactive approach to negotiating your labor contracts. This session will include a presentation and dialogue with audience participants.
Managing a Public Agency with a Corporate Sector Approach
Presenter, Cydney Jones
Applying private sector techniques to your agency doesn't have to mean losing focus of its social mission. This informative session will provide PHA leaders with tools and insight to develop an organizational culture of performance excellence, accountability, fiscal responsibility, and organizational sustainability. The session will provide tips, tools, and guidance used in the corporate sector to develop and maintain high performance and fiscal prudence within the public sector environment.
Regulatory Knowledge for Smart Management
Outsourcing: The Real Money Saver
Presenters, John McKay and Dorian Jenkins
Very few agencies want to consider or talk about the possibility of outsourcing some or all of their operations. Concerns about losing control, losing jobs, and political pressure often make outsourcing an off-limits discussion. Come to this session and learn the facts: the PHA retains full control, PHA staff don't have to be laid off, and the savings realized with outsourcing can provide the funding a PHA needs to provide additional affordable housing or services to its community.
Presenter, Nan McKay
What's the latest news in the industry? In this session we'll review the most important notices released in 2013, any breaking news that you need to be aware of, and what we see coming down the pipe for 2014.
EIV, PIC, VMS: Are These Systems Costing Your Agency Money?
Presenters, Dorian Jenkins and Raymond Buhr
In this session, NMA staff will go over HUD's reporting requirements and provide tips to help your agency properly utilize EIV, maximize your PIC reporting rate, simplify VMS, and ensure you aren't losing precious housing dollars.
Sustainability: Cost-Effective Renovation
Presenter, Jay Ortenzo
Are you tired of hearing phrases like, “We have to do more with less”? Truth is, we have to plan and be smart about the way we use our resources. While there’s always a cost associated with any renovation we do, labor, materials, overhead, profit, bad design, poor product choice, and installation mistakes cost your agency more than necessary. This session will focus on how to ensure you're getting the best renovation work for the money.
Financial Strategy for Maximizing Resources
Implementing HAP & Admin Expense Cost Saving Measures in the HCV Program
Presenter, Ray Adair
Over the past few years, PHAs have seen more and more pressure to serve families on reduced HAP renewal funding and admin fee funding, while at the same time rental, utility, and administrative costs have been increasing. This year, an added threat to HCV program funding is the automatic cuts required under sequestration. This session will take a look at the impact sequestration will have on a PHA's CY 2013 funding and then focus on steps PHAs can take to reduce their HAP and admin costs.
Using HUD's Two-Year Forecasting Tool for HAP Expense Planning
Presenter, Ray Adair
HUD has developed an Excel forecasting tool (posted with a user guide on the HCV home page) to assist PHAs in the financial management of the HCV program. The focus of this session will be on reviewing the funding available to support HAP (annual budget authority, net restricted assets, program reserves, and unrestricted net assets) and how to make the best use of the two-year forecasting tool. We will review the major sections of the tool, as well as what data is needed to use the tool and where to find it. In addition, you will learn how to use the tool to run "what if" scenarios, and how to use the tool's dashboard to determine whether leasing is within available funding.
PHA Fraud Prevention and Detection
Presenter, Ray Adair
PHA management has a stewardship responsibility over the resources entrusted to their care. This stewardship responsibility requires that PHA management take every reasonable precaution to prevent the misuse or diversion of PHA assets. Funding shortfalls in PHA programs make this responsibility even more important, as PHAs must ensure that every dollar is used properly. This session will explore the causes of fraud, the cost of fraud, the types of PHA fraud, fraud prevention, fraud detection, and how to investigate fraud.
The Ins and Outs of CFP Reporting and Close-Out
Presenter, Ray Adair
This session will focus on how BLI line items are used for budgetary control of the Capital Fund Program (CFP), CFP eligible and ineligible expenses, FDS reporting of the CFP and the Capital Fund Financing Program at the project level, and CFP close-out.