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Goal #1:

Facilitate open communication between the AEC and other NAR committees whose goals and activities may impact REALTOR® association policies, procedures, and management operations.

Expected Outcome:

AEC liaisons to NAR committees serve as the communication link between the AEC and other NAR committees. Liaisons ensure that issues discussed in the respective committees have the benefit of the AE perspective and that the AEC is apprised of issues being considered during and between NAR meetings, including issues that surface through on-line discussions and at local, state, and regional meetings. AEC leadership engages in communication with NAR officers to ensure that all levels of the organization coordinate efforts to best serve the members.

Action/Update:

AEs were appointed to serve as liaisons to NAR committees, beginning with the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo.  These liaisons are asked to keep the AEC informed of key issues that impact REALTOR® associations, and they are also expected to communicate information from the AEC to the respective committees for which they serve as a liaison.  In addition, AEC leadership meets with the NAR officers at a regularly scheduled time during the national meetings to keep them abreast of issue developments.

Goal #2

Review the Organizational Alignment Core Standards policy and determine whether enhancements to the policy or to the compliance certification process should be recommended to the Board of Directors beginning with the third Core Standards cycle. 

Expected Outcome:

The AEC Core Standards Work Group will submit a report and accompanying legislative style amendments to the Organizational Alignment Core Standards policy and appeal hearing process to the AEC during the May 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. If approved by the AEC, the amendments will be recommended to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Action/Update:

The AEC Core Standards Work Group’s final report will be shared with all AEs prior to the May 2016 Legislative Meetings via the INS and Facebook, and the report will be discussed during the AEC meeting.

Goal #3

Review NAR’s online HR Toolkit and make recommendations for new and updated content.

Expected Outcome:

Local and state associations will have access to information and resources to assist them on issues regarding their staff HR operations as well as issues impacting their own professional career growth and development. 

Action/Update:

The HR Issues Toolkit Work Group met during the 2016 AE Institute in San Antonio and began reviewing all of the HR Toolkit components that are currently posted on REALTOR.org.  The work group is meeting again during the 2016 May Legislative Meetings.

Goal #4

Identify standards of excellence best practices that REALTOR® associations may aspire to as they strive to reach beyond the Core Standards.

Expected Outcome:

Association staff and volunteer leaders can benefit from a compilation of best practices and examples featuring programs and activities that associations have implemented to raise the bar beyond compliance with the Core Standards.

Action/Update:

All of the above referenced association management resources have been reviewed and updated and can be accessed on REALTOR.org.

Goal #5

To review the latest REALTOR® association industry issues and trends reports and create a dialogue on how associations can consider these issues in their planning so they can proactively address some of the challenges facing associations.

Expected Outcome:

Association staff and volunteer leaders will have some guidance on how to best use the information in the latest AEC strategic issues report to have the greatest impact on their planning

Action/Update:

The AEC Issues Analysis Work Group will meet during the 2016 May Legislative Meetings and will review the newly released AEC strategic issues report.