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Certified Professional Standards

Administration ($35)

Friday, March 17, 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.


REALTOR® Party Immersion Day Training

Friday, March 17, 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 2017 and on. Lunch provided.


e-PRO® Day 1 ($75 includes lunch)

Friday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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 – ($75 )

Friday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Interested in developing or growing global programs in your association? The newly revised content provides in-depth education on developing and growing global programs that will help you prepare your members to succeed in the global marketplace. Association executives and staff interested in understanding the value of global programs at their association are welcome to register and attend. This course is required for association staff to earn the CIPS designation. It also counts as points toward the RCE designation and Core Standards. To learn more about how to earn the designation, visit

*Sign up for this class along with “Commercial Membership by Design” and pay only $125 with complimentary lunch.


CMLS Best Practices

Friday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Provided by the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and based on the recently published CMLS Best Practices, which were created to improve professional standards in the MLS industry, these courses 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 17, 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.

*Sign up for this class along with “CIPS Global Programs for Associations” and pay only $125 with complimentary lunch.


Realtors Property Resource® Exclusive

Association Resources

Friday, March 17, 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 to meet Core Standards requirements through key features including 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 17, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by for some refreshments and information about Denver and meet the 2017 AE Institute Advisory Board.

Sponsored by: The Colorado Association of REALTORS® and the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®


AE Young Professional Network (YPN) Meet Up

Friday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Wright Room, 2nd floor of Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th Street 

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 in the industry.

Sponsored by: Clareity 


RCE Apparel Day

Saturday, March 18

Show your RCE pride by donning a piece of RCE wear for the day.


Opening Session

Saturday, March 18, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Opening Session is the official kick-off to the 2017 AE Institute. Come and meet the 2017 AEI team, and leave exhilarated by a keynote address from Joe Moglia, an executive leadership speaker who honed his message of the four-pillars of success through his own trials as a business leader and football coach. He is the current chairman of the board at TD Ameritrade and the head football coach of Coastal Carolina University. He was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years before becoming the CEO at TD Ameritrade where he grew its market cap from $700 million to $10 billion, and shareholders enjoyed a 500% financial return. As the Coastal Carolina coach, he led the team to two conference championships and two national playoffs, and was conference coach of the year.


Grab-and-Go Lunch

Saturday, March 18, 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Grab a sandwich and a drink and head to a networking roundtable, catch up with friends, or explore the city. Take some time to do what you need to get the most out of this Institute.


Networking Roundtables

Saturday, March 18, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

These roundtables will help connect you to your peers where you’ll learn about different experiences and perspectives in the REALTOR® association management world and the real estate industry.


New AE Networking Reception

Saturday, March 18, 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 18, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join your friends and colleagues for this special Institute welcome reception where you can renew old friendships and create new ones in a relaxed environment.

Sponsored by: Supra


State Chief Staff Meeting

Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 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 19

Show your AE Institute spirit by sporting your commemorative 2017 AE Institute wear.

(Jacket: $55 if preordered - $60 if ordered on-site; vest: $45 if preordered; $50 if ordered on-site.)


REALTOR® Party Breakfast

Sunday, March 19, 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.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 Douglas Brinkley, a history professor at Rice Universtiy and CNN presidential historian.

Sponsored by: REALTOR® Party


NAR Update Lunch

Sunday, March 19, 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


Networking Roundtables / Workshop Sessions

Sunday, March 19, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Take some time to share tried and true solutions. These roundtables and workshops will help connect you to your peers where you’ll learn about different experiences and perspectives in the REALTOR® association management world and the real estate industry.


RPAC Major Investor Reception

Sunday, March 19, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This special reception is for RPAC major investors.