Events & Education
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Education, Certification, and Employee Training
SSA offers convenient, top quality education for owners and managers and the public through SSA's Online University. Offered here is the acclaimed SSA Managers Certification Program, an intensive course providing a solid foundation for self storage management, and an opportunity for self storage professionals to attain the prestigious SSA Certified Self Storage Manager (CSSM©) designation. SSA Online University also presents live monthly webcasts, free to SSA members, plus downloadable training for companies and individuals through SSA Online U’s Education to Go and Webinar Recording Library.
Conferences, Trade Shows & Workshops
The Self Storage Association is made up of storage professionals from many areas: owners, operators, and managers of storage facilities throughout the world; vendors whose products and services are imperative for successful operations; developers who search for prime locations for storage and multi-use developments; and industry investors, educators, and legal experts.
SSA sponsors many educational events throughout the year. Our programs are developed by storage professionals, for storage professionals. We create opportunities in every event for invaluable networking - a huge benefit to those who want to strengthen their business.
Each Spring, SSA hosts the Spring Conference & Trade Show, bringing together storage professionals from around the world who are eager to share advice, expertise, and new products and services tailored for the self storage industry.
Each September, our attendees gather in Las Vegas for the SSA Fall Conference & Trade Show – the industry's premier conference and largest pure self storage exhibition – designed for those who have made a major investment in the industry.
Offered immediately in advance of each of SSA's semi-annual conferences above, the SSA Regional Supervision Program is a six- segment serial course for those who currently (or aspire to) oversee more than one property and management team.
For over two decades, the SSA Executive Ski Workshop has attracted top industry professionals. If you are new to self storage, networking opportunities abound with not only our speakers, but with other workshop participants as well. And, of course, if you ski or board...that's a great bonus!
Self storage owners, senior financial staff, and self storage investors seriously interested in property acquisitions, repositioning a property in a market, renovating or expanding a facility; attend the unique and intensive SSA Valuation & Acquisition Course offered each year. At this fast paced, executive-level course, participants learn from industry case studies, active peer to peer discussion and comprehensive financial modeling tools formatted uniquely for the self storage business and provided exclusively to SSA Owners Investors Course attendees.