INDUSTRY FOCUS caisa PAGE 74 community associations institute of south africa Pezula Private Estate Training and Development in the Industry The training and development of estate managers has been a focal point of residential communities internationally for many years. The Community Associations Institute in the USA (CAI USA) therefore developed its own course material to address the needs of the industry. Continuous research and feedback have produced courses that makes it possible for industry to provide a high level of professional services to its clients. Professional Management Development Programme The Community Associations Institute of South Africa (CAISA) decided in 2013 to follow suit. The courses from CAI USA were introduced and made available to the CAISA members. The course content is the same, but local knowledge and case studies have been introduced to add a strong South African flavour. The Professional Management Development Programme in South Africa currently offers CAISA members the following courses: M100 - The Essentials of Community Association Management M201 - Facilities Management M202 - Association Communications The Professional Management Development M203 - Community Leadership Programme addresses all aspects of estate M204 - Community Governance management right from entry level, and can M205 - Risk Management assist large estates, management companies, M206 - Financial Management lawyers, reserve specialists, board members, and These courses are available to all members, homeowners, among others. online or classroom-style.