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Certified Professional Standards Administration ($35)

Friday, March 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Richard Haggerty, CEO, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, NY; Diane Mosley, RCE, Director, Training and Policy Resources, NAR; Patrick Reilly, RCE, Vice President, Member Services, New York State Association of REALTORS®

Attend the Professional Standards Administrator training and learn how to handle the complexities of professional standards administration, such as processing appeals and conducting hearings. You’ll also learn about enforcement procedures and other legal ramifications. If you attend the entire day and complete and pass the professional standards exam, you will receive a certificate attesting to the fact you successfully completed the course. See page 19 of the 2016 AEI Comprehensive Brochure for full course description.

REALTOR® Party Immersion Day Training

Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join this session to break down what “advocacy” really means for REALTOR® associations. This interactive workshop will use association scenarios to simulate how to build an advocacy plan. Choose from the programs, tools and services highlighted in this training to create your plan for 2016 and on. Lunch provided.

e-PRO® Day 1 – ($75 – includes lunch)

Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bill Lublin, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI - Philadelphia, PA

The new e-PRO® gives you a roadmap to build your association’s business and serve the hyper-connected member and consumer of today and tomorrow. Day 1 teaches about the changing market, how to connect with your members, and how to manage your association’s online reputation. Upon completion of Day 1, students must complete Day 2 online (for an additional fee) to earn the e-PRO® certification.

CIPS Global Programs for Associations – ($95 – includes lunch)

Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Interested in developing or growing global programs in your association? This course will help guide you through the development of a business and governance model that best fits your association structure. Learn strategies, discover creative sources for funding, and use NAR resources and support to educate members on the global marketplace and its local advantages.

CMLS Best Practices

Friday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Provided by the Council of Multiple Listing Services

(CMLS) and based on the CMLS Best Practices, which were created to improve professional standards in the MLS industry, this course will help you honestly assess your organization. Take the challenge to adopt the CMLS best practices. Your customers will be happier, employee satisfaction will increase, your volunteers will step up, and your organization will thrive.

Commercial Membership by Design – ($75)

Friday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Did you know that every REALTOR® association has members that are involved in commercial real estate? Learn how to engage your existing commercial membership base, educate your entire membership on key commercial industry statistics and issues, and attract new commercial members through intentional “by design” involvement. NAR’s complete array of resources offers practical tools that you can implement immediately.

Realtors Property Resource® – Exclusive Association Resources

Friday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Up your game and learn how RPR’s Dashboard equips AEs, GADs, and FPCs to be The Voice for Real Estate® and meet Core Standards requirements through key features including local market data and Economic Area Reports. We’ll show you the unique ways associations and REALTORS® use this exclusive member benefit in their business. We’ll put you and your members in the driver’s seat to be the trusted source of real estate information in your marketplace.

AE Institute Welcome Lounge

Friday, March 11, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by for some refreshments and information about San Antonio and meet the 2016 AE Institute Advisory Board.

Sponsored by: The Texas Association of REALTORS® and the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®

AE Institute Orientation

Friday, March 11, 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to select the right Institute sessions for you so you make the most out of your Institute experience. Orientation is a great opportunity to meet your peers.

AE Young Professional Network (YPN) Meet Up

Friday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Attend this session and be a part of the AEC’s Young Professional AE Network. Network with other YPNers and share how you can make a difference in your association and the industry.

Opening Session

Saturday, March 12, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Opening Session is the official kick-off to the 2016 AE Institute. Come and meet the 2016 AEI team, and leave exhilarated by a keynote address from Victoria LaBalme, who will share how to apply key principles from the performing arts to catapult your communications to the next level. Victoria believes that there are untapped talents hiding inside leaders and organizations, and when you show people how to strategically infuse certain outside gifts into their business communications, you increase engagement, excitement and impact.

You innovate, inspire, and distinguish your brand. And yes, your bottom line blooms. You’ll also hear from 2016 NAR President Tom Salomone, who’ll offer some special remarks.

“Taste of AEI” Sponsor Walk-Around Lunch

Saturday, March 12, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The AE Institute’s sponsoring vendors will host lunch in the various hospitality rooms. Participants can enjoy their lunch while learning about different products available to them and their members.

New AE Networking Reception

Saturday, March 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What a great way to build on your relationships with other AEs who are also just starting out in the business and are new to the Institute. Come network with a group whose faces will become familiar to you by the end of the Institute.

Icebreaker Reception

Saturday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join your friends and colleagues for this special Institute welcome reception where there will be good food, good music, and good company.

State Chief Staff Meeting

Saturday, March 12, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

An opportunity for state association chief staff executives to discuss issues and share insights. Attendance is limited to state chief staff only.

AE Institute Apparel Day

Sunday, March 13

Show your AE Institute spirit by sporting your commemorative 2016 AE Institute wear. (Shirt: $50 if preordered - $55 if ordered on-site; socks: $15 if preordered; $20 if ordered on-site.)

NAR AE Forum

Sunday, March 13, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

This special open forum allows AEs to hear updates and participate in discussions about the issues impacting their associations and their members.

NAR Update Lunch

Sunday, March 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join NAR CEO Dale Stinton, RCE, CAE, for an update on NAR issues. Ask the questions you need answers to in this open forum with your peers and national counterpart.

Sponsored by: NAR Office of the CEO

RPAC Major Investor Reception

Sunday, March 13, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This special reception is for RPAC major investors.

General Session

Monday, March 14, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The 2016 AE Institute Advisory Board invites you to join Marc Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Marc is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change, and he’ll share with you the exciting opportunities that await you when you pursue your own potential.

REALTOR® Party Luncheon

Monday, March 14, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

As a REALTOR® association executive, you know that politics plays an important role in your members’ profession. Come enjoy lunch and sharpen your political insights with a special keynote address by Howard Fineman, MSNBC political analyst and Global Editorial Director of The Huffington Post.

Sponsored by: REALTOR® Party

Legal Update

Monday, March 14, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Join NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson for an update on the legal issues impacting REALTOR® associations across the country.