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  • Major Construction Project Risks and How to Mitigate Them

    Review of the various forms of contractual arrangement for construction projects.

    This webinar will provide a brief overview of the various forms of contractual arrangement for construction projects, and will then dive into key contract provisions that will help promote cost transparency throughout the life of the project. The webinar will also discuss key cost control procedures for reviewing change orders, and to help prevent approval of unreasonable or disallowable costs and overbillings.

    David Luker

    Director, Risk Advisory Services, RSM US LLP

    David Luker has over 12 years of experience in public accounting including GAAP financial statement audit of construction contractors, construction contract compliance and cost recovery for large construction manager at risk and design build contracts, construction change order and claim analysis, construction litigation support, design and construction process reengineering and various other risk advisory services. Luker serves as RSM’s facilities and construction subject matter expert for the Southeast Region. Prior to joining RSM, Luker worked for a Big Four accounting firm in audit, and a regional accounting firm in audit, tax and consulting. In 2014, Luker was named among the Orlando Business Journal’s top 40 professionals under 40 years old.

    Matt Blondell

    Manager, Risk Advisory Services, RSM US LLP

    Matt Blondell is a Manager and Construction Specialist in RSM’s construction risk advisory group where he is responsible for the execution of projects and supervision of staff, risks and controls, contract compliance services, risk management, business process analysis and forensic investigations. Blondell has been in public accounting for over seven years and his experience includes planning, supervising and executing closeout audits, contract compliance engagements, facilities and construction internal audits, and other consulting services for school districts, local and tribal governments, publicly traded entities, construction contractors and private equity clients throughout the country. Prior to joining RSM, Blondell worked as an external auditor at a regional accounting firm in North Florida.

  • Wage & Hour Compliance Issues: Employee Time Tracking and Payment Best Practices

    Learn about issues of time tracking and payment in this first session in a two-part series of webinars addressing current private club wage and hour compliance challenges.

    Addressing current private club wage and hour compliance challenges, this session will cover:

    • Avoidance of “off-the-clock” work by non-exempt employees
    • Best practices for proper time tracking and record keeping of non-exempt employees
    • How to properly pay non-exempt employees in a manner aligned with your business objectives

    Laurence A. Hirsh, CRE, MAI, SGA

    President, Golf Property Analysts

    Laurence A. Hirsh, CRE, MAI, SGA, president of Golf Property Analysts, has performed 3,000+ assignments in 45 U.S. states and beyond. He has authored many industry-related articles and manuscripts and is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences. 

    Hirsh is also the author of the Appraisal Institute’s authoritative text on golf property valuation, entitled Golf Property Analysis and Valuation – A Modern Approach, published in 2016. Hirsh has developed a golf course and brokered more than $130 million in golf and club properties.

  • Preventing Payment Fraud

    Discover steps to make smarter, safer payments to your vendors to save time and modernize your Accounts Payable.

    Payment fraud is a significant, real threat to every business. Learn the various ways that fraud easily can enter your system and consider ways to prevent fraud. This webinar will cover steps to make smarter, safer payments to your vendors to save time and modernize your Accounts Payable.

    Mary Beth Fisher

    National Sales Executive, ‎CSI globalVCard

    Mary Beth Fisher has over 25 years of professional experience connecting businesses with innovative payment solutions. Her expertise spans multiple industries, including hospitality and nonprofits, along with a proven ability to transform Accounts Payable processing with simple alternatives that eliminate fraud, save time and increase revenues. 

  • Modern Membership Strategies

    Take a close look at marketing and communications strategies for driving new membership to your club, with a key focus on attracting younger members, especially the millennial generation.

    This session will cover marketing and communications strategies for driving new membership to your club. A key focus will be on attracting younger members, especially the millennial generation, without alienating your existing membership. In as little as 10 short years, the difference between shutting your doors and having an active membership will depend on your ability to connect with this generation and attract them to your club. You’ll learn their driving motivations and discover best practices for effectively communicating with them.

    Gabe Aluisy

    Founder, The Private Club Agency

    Gabriel Aluisy is the founder of The Private Club Agency, a Tampa, Fla., based design, marketing and consulting firm focused on membership marketing and retention strategy at private clubs. He is the author of The Definitive Guide to Membership Marketing and the bestselling book Moving Targets: Creating Engaging Brands in an On-Demand World. Each week, Aluisy hosts the Private Club Radio Show, the industry’s first and only podcast dedicated to private club education.

    Aluisy has been featured in Entrepreneur®, NBC, iHeart Radio and many other leading publications. His keynotes have included the Professional Club Marketing Association’s National Conference, The Florida Club Summit, the Asia Pacific Golf Summit as well as many regional events. He is a graduate of American University’s School of Communication.

  • Workplace Law in the New Administration: A Big Win for Private Clubs

    Review areas of potential change in the labor and employment law rules affecting clubs.

    This webinar focuses on areas of potential change in the labor and employment law rules affecting clubs. Under the Obama administration, government agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Department of Labor aggressively expanded their authority and the rights of employees while limiting the rights of employers to manage. In the Trump administration, many controversial rules on important day-to-day issues may be expected to change. Discussion will include the rights of clubs to use arbitration agreements, to have binding workplace policies, to manage employee insubordination and criticism, whether to designate someone an independent contractor rather than an employee, and the rules applicable to union organizing at clubs.

    Thomas Lenz

    Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

    Thomas A. Lenz is a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, in the firm’s labor and employment law department handling all aspects of labor and employment law issues from the firm’s Cerritos and Pasadena offices. He serves on NCA’s board and ClubPAC Committee and chairs the Government Relations Committee. Lenz also is chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section for the State Bar of California. He can be reached at tlenz@aalrr.comor 562-653-3200.

  • OSHA Recordkeeping Concerns

    Learn from club safety consultant Alan Achatz about how your club can ensure compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements through this in-depth webinar.

    Did you know:

    • A new law (effective 7/1/17) requires businesses with more than 250 employees to submit OSHA 300A logs electronically to OSHA?
    • If OSHA visits your club—their first request may be for copies of your OSHA 300 and 300A logs for the past five years?
    • If OSHA requests these logs, you only have four hours to produce them?
    • If your club’s 300A log has not been posted on all the various employee bulletin boards since February 1, 2017, it is recommended you post the 300A before removing it on April 30, 2017?

    Learn from club safety consultant Alan Achatz about how your club can ensure compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements by participating in this in-depth webinar. This session will help you better understand common areas of OSHA recordkeeping confusion, including:

    • Requirements for your OSHA 300 and 300A logs.
    • Ensuring the correct person signed the logs.
    • Ensuring posted information is correct.
    • The difference between OSHA Recordables and first aid.

    NCA Staff

  • Promoting Teamwork with Your Department Heads to Increase Prospecting Opportunities and Member Value

    Recorded On: 02/23/2017

    This session addresses ways to use the knowledge, skills and teamwork of your fellow club department heads to increase leads, services, event success, membership and revenues.

    This session will address:

    • More effectively work individually with department heads and as a team within your club to increase member experience.
    • Implement best practices to achieve more efficient and productive team meetings (no more time-wasters!).
    • "Partner" your talents, products and services in order to create experiences and unique offerings.
    • Use the knowledge, skills and teamwork of your fellow club department heads to increase leads, services, event success, membership and revenues.

    Lynne LaFond DeLuca

    Executive Director, Association of Club Catering Professionals

    Lynne LaFond DeLuca earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cal State University Long Beach and began her hospitality career in the hotel industry and became the youngest general manager of a hotel at the time in Beverly Hills, California. DeLuca then moved into the private club industry and spent 15 years with ClubCorp, Inc., in the positions of vice president, private events and vice president, membership and sales. She has 26 years of private club experience. In 2011, Lynne founded and is the executive director of the Association of Club Catering Professionals. It is the first association dedicated to education for catering professionals in the private club industry. Her newsletter is read by 9,000 private clubs each month.
     
    DeLuca has written for industry publications including NCA CONNECT, CMAA's Back of the House, Boardroom Magazine, Catering Magazine and Private Club Advisor. She is a nationally recognized speaker and has trained people around the world in the art of events, catering and golf tournament sales. DeLuca has an absolute passion for what she does and for helping the people that she works with to perform at their maximum level. In 2014, Boardroom Magazine named DeLuca “One of the Most Influential Women in the Private Club Industry” and in 2016 she was honored with the “Gary Player Educator of the Year” award.

  • The Top 10 Mistakes that Clubs Make

    Recorded On: 01/12/2017

    Review common mistakes clubs make in their pursuit for perfect, and learn remedies for how clubs can avoid these mistakes in the future.

    Clubs strive to be the best they can in providing the highest quality of services to their members. In this pursuit of perfection, club leadership is generally interested in what other well-run clubs do. In certain cases, it may be just as instructive to know and understand what mistakes other clubs have made. Some mistakes were not originally perceived as such, but following economic downturn may now be viewed less favorably. This session will review these mistakes and suggest remedies to avoid them in the future.

    Daniel T. Condon

    CPA, Partner, Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP

    Daniel T. Condon is a founding partner of Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP. He has practiced in the area of private clubs for more than 30 years.

    James J Hankowski

    CPA, Partner, Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP

    James J. Hankowski has more than 25 years of experience in servicing clubs and currently serves on the subcommittee for the revision of the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Clubs.

  • Real Estate Tax Assessments for Clubs (2016)

    Gain an introduction to the elements of real estate tax assessments.

    This program will introduce club leaders and managers to the elements of real estate tax assessments. It will include discussion of the following topics:

    • Definition of value
    • Approaches to value
    • Approaches to contesting your assessment
    • Jurisdictional differences
    • The process
    • Highest and best use and its impact on club assessments
    • Cost vs. value
    • Valuation methodology for clubs
    • The impact of memberships and personal property
    • Discussion of case law examples

    Club leaders and managers should take away from this program an understanding of the elements and procedures involved in managing their real estate assessments to a level where they can advise their clubs to make sound decisions on pursuing real estate tax assessment appeals.

    Larry Hirsh

    President, Golf Property Analysts

    Laurence A. Hirsh, CRE, MAI, SGA, FRICS, president of Golf Property Analysts, has performed 2,500+ assignments in 45 U.S. states. He has authored many industry-related articles and manuscripts and is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences. Hirsh has developed a golf course and brokered more than $100 million in golf and club properties.

  • Modern Club Marketing: Millennials & Beyond

    Recorded On: 11/10/2016

    Better understand the coming demographic change clubs are going to face, and examine the tools clubs are implementing to better understand and serve potentially younger memberships.

    A change is coming, and it's bright eyed and full of ambition. Millennials may be responsible for one of the largest changes the club industry and its culture will ever see, but are clubs today taking the right steps to ensure they understand and appeal to this new generation of club members?

    This program will highlight the coming demographic change clubs are going to face, and will examine the tools, technology, communication, and programming clubs are implementing to better understand and serve potentially younger memberships.

    Trevor Coughlan

    Director of Marketing at Jonas Club Software

    Trevor Coughlan, Director of Marketing at MembersFirst & Jonas Club Software, has worked extensively within the technology industry developing, managing and executing multi-strategy marketing campaigns. During his 10+ years specializing in Club Industry Marketing and Technology, Coughlan has spoken extensively to club industry professionals about the benefits of a strong marketing platform. Coughlan delivers a fresh perspective with his presentations, and has a natural ability to convey marketing principles and practices to audiences of all types.