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Advice from a 24-Year REALTOR® Organization Veteran

May 14, 2012: 

In May 2012, Cindy Butts, CAE, RCE, CEO of the Maine Association of REALTORS®, will move on to new career opportunities. Butts offers advice to fellow AEs after 24 years in the REALTOR organization.

AE Wins Dinner with President Obama

May 14, 2012: 

Wyndi Austin, director of marketing at the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS®, Ariz., will dine with President Barack Obama after winning the honor by entering the “Dine with Obama” fund-raising raffle.

Kim Cox Receives Terry McDermott Leadership Award

May 14, 2012: 

Kim Cox, CEO of the 419-member Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS® in Joplin, Mo., received the Terry McDermott Community Leadership Award during the AE Institute in March. This award was created to honor an AE who has shown outstanding leadership and commitment in helping others outside of his or her regular association duties.

NAR Funds Association Advocacy Initiatives

May 14, 2012: 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in March awarded more than $200,000 to 11 REALTOR® associations for their outstanding real estate public policy or advocacy ideas, as part of the My REALTOR® Party Game Changer program.

New Association Training Aims to Boost Competency, Innovation

May 14, 2012: 

This spring at the Midyear Meetings, about 100 -REALTOR® association AEs and their elected leaders are expected to participate in a new training and coaching initiative designed, developed, and supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, to promote a wide range of organizational skills.

Gear Up for the Ethics Rush: Every Member Must Complete An Ethics Class Before 2013

May 14, 2012: 

The countdown is on. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ ethics requirement gives members until Dec. 31, 2012, to take an approved ethics course. Associations are doing everything they can to avoid holding eleventh-hour ethics courses for hundreds, or even thousands, of members in December.

Learning Objectives

May 14, 2012: 

A list of learning objectives for participants of the Professional Standards Administrator Training.

Sample Outline Course

May 14, 2012: 

This outline is a very general topical outline and not a detailed outline which might be constructed to conduct a complete course.

AE Chair Report: Be a Technology Role Model

May 14, 2012: 

Adapting to new technologies isn’t a choice for association executives; it’s a necessity. Beyond the charge of managing effective associations, we serve an important role model function for our members. REALTORS® look to us for best practices involving which tech tools we use and how we employ them in our daily business practices.

NAR Signs Letter Urging Changes to Government Travel Rules

May 4, 2012: 

NAR has signed on to a letter by ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership, which urges Congress to make changes to legislation approved in late April that places severe restrictions on government employee attendance at meetings and conferences, including those held by trade associations.