Faster, Better Condo Board Meetings, No Really!


Preparation is key - for the manager and the Board

● The venue matters

● The best Board Chair I ever worked with

● Keeping your eye on the prize/clock

● Agreeing on meeting length

● Juggling the agenda

● Personal agendas and pet peeves

● Cutting through the chit-chat

● Staying focused

● Meeting time limits in management agreements

“I just have one more thing I’d like to talk about before we end the meeting.” Whether you’re a Board member or a manager, you’ve probably heard those words before, and you greet them with a sinking heart after a long day and what seems like an even longer meeting. There are ways to cope with Mr. or Ms. ‘Just One More Thing,’ or ‘That Reminds Me.’

Keeping meetings focused and on track is one of the critical keys to running successful meetings. Join Suzanne as she shares some of her favourite, tried and true tips and tricks.


Suzanne LeValley is the owner of Longley Condominium Services, which has been in operation since 2001. Suzanne’s career in property management spans over 30 years. She holds the Certified Property Manager (CPMR) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and Real Estate Institute of Canada and has served in many volunteer roles for both associations, including serving for two years as President of REIC’s National Board of Directors, where she learned a thing or two about conducting effective meetings. Suzanne is also an ACM and hold’s REIC’s Certified Manager of Condominiums designation. Suzanne grew up in Ontario, lived in Vancouver for 12 years, and has been a resident of Calgary since 1990.

Longley Condominium Services Ltd.

Phone: 403.228.9882
Fax: 403.228.9804

Suite 200, 229 11th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y1