2019 Annual REEA Conference Highlights Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors
2019 Opening Keynote Courtney Clark & Closing Keynote Leigh Brown
What You Will Find at The Annual REEA Conference
So Many Opportunities – So Little Time Networking with instructors, regulators, education directors, school owners, authors, testing service representatives, and so many others is just the beginning.
Next consider the opportunity to hear some of the top real estate educators in the country. Sure, you can see national speakers in a lot of places. Only at REEA do you also get to hear the top pre-license and CE instructors show what makes them great.
In 2019 in Austin, Texas we had some remarkable concurrent presentations by;
Stephen Antoni from Rhode Island and Joe Sinnona, GSI from New York explained how to use stories to educate.
Mark Barker, DREI, GSI from Missouri challenged us on how to go farther than just teaching “about” fair housing and how to use new approaches to actually make a change in our desegregated housing patterns.
Karel Murray, DREI from Kansas City and Ron Climer from North Carolina spoke on how to use humor in the classroom and how to watch people.
Jeff Stanton, GSI from New York spoke on using NLP in the classroom.
Brian Swan from Utah and Chuck Jacobus, DREI from Texas updated us on the most recent legal cases that affected the real estate industry last year.
Candy Cooke, GSI from Texas spoke on understanding of the logistics of the increase use of broadcast, along with those questions commonly asked by instructors and the benefits of using this system to reach more students with less travel at a reasonable cost.
Rich Gallegos, DREI from New Mexico updated us on the newest technology and how to actually teach with it.
Then the next day;
Len Elder, DREI, GSI and Mark Barker, DREI, GSI conducted our morning General Session regarding debate on the disruptive forces changing the education business. Is it good or bad? They gave varying ideas on the impact of on-line education vs. the classroom. The impact of teams had a lot of material to debate too. Did the ARELLO guidelines on distance education make on-line learning better or has it held it back? Are the “national” schools good or bad for the industry? We aren’t sure what the answers are but they gave us a lot to think about.
Dana Rhodes, DREI, GSI from North Carolina taught us how to protect ourselves from physical attacks in the classroom. Yes. It does happen. Then Andy Tolbert from Florida explained on how to use body language.
Following was Jeremias JMan Maneiro from New York explained how to market yourself for speaking gigs.
Andy Brown, GSI from Florida explained Cognitive Blindness and “Why They Don’t Hear What You Think You Are Saying.”
Peggy Ann McConnochie from Alaska spoke on how to “Put a PUNCH into Your Classes”.
The Rules of Engagement was presented by Marc Wisdom from Colorado.
Theresa Barnabei, GSI from Arizona spoke on “Raise the Bar with People, Purpose and Passion” which was designated to help Regulators, Education Directors and School Owners raising the bar of the instructor and the courses they are responsible for delivering.
Oh, there’s so much more. Both our Opening Keynote, Courtney Clark who spoke on “Winning When Life Doesn’t Go According to Your Plan” and the Closing Keynote Leigh Brown who spoke on “What You Leave in Your LEGACY” were highly motivational.
With several General Sessions, the “Regulator Panel Update Session” is always a favorite as we all have the opportunity to learn from key regulators from around the country and the updates they want to share. Our lunch keynote always brings fun with great food and networking. This year Len Elder, DREI, GSI from North Carolina taught us how to “Re-Ignite” ourselves through People Passion and Purpose.
There were also 3 Gold Standard IDWs held as pre-conference/post Instructor Development Workshops. Nowhere else can you get this much material in this short amount of time.
Plan to join us next June 11-15, 2020 as we celebrate 40 Year of REEA in Atlanta, Georgia with “Vision Beyond Limits”!
If you have any questions or would like more information contact REEA Headquarters 520-609-2380 or via email to Kris@REEA.org Real Estate Educators Association | 7739 E. Broadway, #337 | Tucson, AZ 85710 | 520-609-2380
Written in part by Mark Barker, DREI, GSI and Kris Inman, REEA Executive Director – 2019 Annual REEA Conference Recap