Upcoming Classes and Events


2017 February School: Register for February School Online!

School Dates: February 6th-10th, 2017

Course Title: One 2-day Workshop & Two 1-day Workshops

Instructor:

Marion Johnson, CAE Rick Stuart, CAE, CDEI (2008 IAAO Instructor of the Year)

Rick's experience started in 1981 as an elected assessor in Missouri and an appointed appraiser in Kansas. As a senior IAAO instructor, Rick now teaches and develops courses and workshops on appraisal, public relations/customer service and management. Through his instruction, experience and formal education (B.S. in Accounting), he has assisted numerous individuals and jurisdictions with how to develop and improve staff, establish office procedures, and related issues on modeling and market valuations.

Rick holds the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) he also has the CDEI designation as a Certified Distance Education Instructor.

Class Information: 32 hour course, with testing, CE credit approved, will include four eight-hour sessions covering the material.

Day 1 & 2: How to be a Better Manager –  This two-day workshop is designed to help participants become a better manager or if just starting in the manager position, it will provide guidelines and suggestions on how to be successful. Topics covered range from planning and organizing, budgeting, personal and communication issues, dealing with difficult people, dealing with legislators, consensus building and stress management. This is an interactive workshop that allows and encourages actual situations from the instructor and the student. Various forms and examples are provided to help the participant develop a procedure manual for the assessment office.

Day 3: The Art of Making a Powerful Presentation – Nothing can be more powerful than face-to-face communication, particularly if the message is well researched and the delivery is good and completed with confidence. What a Greek leader Pericles said more than 2,500 years ago is still true today, “One who forms a judgment on any point but cannot explain it clearly might as well never have thought at all on the subject.” Good delivery will be shown as a combination of both verbal and non-verbal communication. The physical delivery of a presentation will generally not be great the first time or two it is delivered. However, there is no substitute for experience.  Experience will help the presenter know when to emphasize points, pause, change voice reflection, make body movement and gestures, when to change facial expressions and when to recognize that a point was not understood. Making a presentation is an art and not a science. Multiple people can deliver the same presentation with differing results. What we hope to accomplish in this workshop is the process of preparation, the gathering of knowledge and the development of confidence that you can master ‘The Art of Making a Powerful Presentation.’ Other sections are: Taking inventory, overcoming anxiety, preparing the presentation, making the presentation, you are in charge and what an audience knows.

Day 4: Public Relations & Customer Service – This workshop is designed to assist in the development, implementation and review of a public relations and customer service program. The workshop gives examples of how to be successful, what to avoid and how to be responsive to the customer. Through the introduction of these various topics, tips and guidelines on application, plus a blend of humor, and some good participation, everyone will be reminded of the need for good public relations and customer service. Topics to be discussed are: what are public relations and why is it necessary, public relation objective, constant public relations, develop a plan, targeting and reaching your audience, implement the plan, newspapers, press releases, speaking engagements, results of public relations and customer service objectives.


Venue:

Camden on the Lake / Lakeview King Suite

Camden on the Lake Resort, Lake Ozark - directions

From more information contact Wendy Nordwald.


2017 September School: Register for September School Online!

School Dates: September 11th-15th, 2017

There are two course options this year! Thanks Wendy!!!


Course #1: IAAO 101 Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal

Instructor:

Marion Johnson, CAE Marion Johnson, CAE (2010 IAAO Instructor of the Year)

Marion Johnson has nearly 30 years of assessment experience. Marion has worked his entire professional career in the property assessment field as a county property appraiser. With his educational background (MBA, Pittsburgh State University) and professional experience, he is uniquely qualified to provide a business perspective to the government side of the profession. Marion was elected president of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) in 2007 and has served on its Board of Directors.

Marion is a CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) with the IAAO. He has been teaching for IAAO for 18 years and has written and taught a number of assessment-related courses for other professional assessment organizations. In addition to his involvement in every aspect of the assessment community, Marion has also found time to serve as a member and president of his local school board.

Class Information: 32 hour course, with testing, CE credit approved, will include four eight-hour sessions covering the material.

The Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal is designed to provide the students with an understanding and working knowledge of the procedures and techniques required to estimate the market value of vacant and improved properties. This course concentrates on the skills necessary for estimating the market value of properties using two approaches to value: the cost approach and the sales comparison approach. The Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal utilizes lectures, classroom discussion, and homework problems to emphasize the main concepts and procedures taught in the course.


Course #2: Four Unique One-day Individual Topics

Instructor:

Marion Johnson, CAE Rick Stuart, CAE, CDEI (2008 IAAO Instructor of the Year)

Rick's experience started in 1981 as an elected assessor in Missouri and an appointed appraiser in Kansas. As a senior IAAO instructor, Rick now teaches and develops courses and workshops on appraisal, public relations/customer service and management. Through his instruction, experience and formal education (B.S. in Accounting), he has assisted numerous individuals and jurisdictions with how to develop and improve staff, establish office procedures, and related issues on modeling and market valuations.

Rick holds the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) he also has the CDEI designation as a Certified Distance Education Instructor.

Class Information: 32 hour course, with testing, CE credit approved, will include four eight-hour sessions covering the material.

Day 1: Unique and Challenging Homes – This one-day workshop deals with unique and challenging home appraisal problems and by use of case studies and actual market data, steps the participants through the appraisal process of measuring value and/or value loss on such unique properties as tiny homes, container homes, straw bale homes and many more.

Day 2: Valuation of Barndominiums – Purpose of this workshop is to provide some guidance and suggestions on the process of analysis and valuation of metal buildings converted to living areas.  What we call Barndominiums. These are structures that appear to be metal clad farm buildings but part or all the structure has been finished on the interior and used as living area. Some are used as temporary living area while the owners construct a new stick-built home, while others are built as a permanent residence. The framing can be pole or steel.

Day 3: Valuation of High-End & Difficult Homes – Purpose of this workshop is to provide some guidance and suggestions on the process of data collection and analysis of high-end and difficult residential properties. Information from various areas of the U.S. will be used to help establish some processes and procedures. Images and property characteristics of sales and listed properties will be used. Topics discussed include: USPAP review, general information, cost approach, sales comparison approach, income approach, non-value analysis and articles of interest.

Day 4: Appraising After a Disaster or in Traumatic Events – Stuff happens! Assessment officials are constantly faced with appraising property after a disaster – whether natural or man-made. Disasters discussed in this workshop will help you make some preparations in advance and possibly provide a blueprint in case your jurisdiction becomes affected by a disaster. Disasters are traumatic events but for the assessor’s not all traumatic events are disasters. In this workshop we will also provide some examples of extreme growth or economic changes and some steps that an assessor/appraiser can use to help make these extreme changes manageable. These traumatic events are a separate issue from disasters.


Venue:

Camden on the Lake / Lakeview King Suite

Camden on the Lake Resort, Lake Ozark - directions

From more information contact Wendy Nordwald.