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2020 Summer Seminars - NOW ONLINE
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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ONLINE Summer Seminars
Information & Registration
2020

Registration is now closed for all seminars.


The MAAO Executive Board is excited to offer four Summer Seminars as online GoToWebinar offerings. We are confident that these offerings will be consistent with MAAO’s mission to provide high-quality educational opportunities for assessors and look forward to presenting these online offerings.


Registration: MAAO Members: $60 per online seminar, payable by credit card only
                       Non-Members: $85 per online seminar, payable by credit card only

Continuing Education Hours: Each four-hour seminar has been approved by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors for four CEH’s. Attending these online offerings requires reliable internet and a computer. There is not a call-in only option. Each seminar will be set up to take attendance via poll at intervals during the 4-hour course, and attendees will jeopardize their CEH’s if they are not present and attentive for the entire period. (For more important information regarding achieving CEH’s, see “Student Expectations” at the bottom of the page.)

 

SEMINARS


SS1 - MANUFACTURED HOMES & HEMP AS AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT, 4 hrs. - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, May 27th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Manufactured Homes Instructors: John Conway, Winona County and Dan Squyres, Washington County: This discussion will cover the history and definition of a manufactured home, the production process of a factory-built home and the difference in construction of a manufactured vs. modular home. Valuation, title transfers, market issues including depreciation, important assessing dates and lending will all be discussed.

Safety is Security

Hemp as an Agricultural Product, Instructor: Anthony Cortilet, Minnesota Department of Agriculture: Anthony Cortilet is a weed scientist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and supervises the Noxious Weed and Industrial Hemp Programs. Anthony is MDA’s representative for both industrial hemp and medical cannabis by the commissioner of Agriculture and will use his expertise in this seminar to review of the complex hemp laws – including the history of how we’ve gotten where we are today, legislation, and conflicts in laws, and requirements of hemp farming in the U.S. and MN.

 

 

Exam

SS2 - MN RESIDENTIAL FORM REPORT, 4 hrs. - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Thursday, May 28th, 8 a.m. – noon
Instructors: Form Report Instructors and Graders: This seminar will assist individuals in writing a residential demonstration form report. The student will be provided with the most complete and up-to-date checklist to refer to as the candidate writes their report. The student reference manual will provide step-by-step instructions for writing the report and will include many examples to help them successfully complete their report.

 

Basic incomeSS3 - CAPITALIZE THIS! INCOME APPROACH CONCEPTS AND THEMES, 4 hrs. - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuesday, June 2nd, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brett Hall, MAI, AMA, Hennepin County: In this 4-hour seminar we will review income approach concepts and techniques used for both Residential and Commercial properties. We will discuss the Fee Simple interest and the Minnesota Tax Court's precedent in how income producing properties should be valued. We will discuss what things to consider when analyzing a lease in terms of supporting a market rent estimate. The process of analyzing income and expenses with be presented as well as the direct capitalization methods used to value residential and commercial income producing properties.

 

Short Term RentalSS4 - SHORT TERM RENTALS, 4 hrs. - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, 
June 3rd, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Thompson, Cook County Assessor: This course will provide up-to-date statistical information on the proliferation of renting residential units as short-term lodging establishments, a relatively new trend nationwide. Participants will develop techniques to identify short-term rentals in their jurisdiction, highest-&-best-use analysis, properly classifying the use of short-term rentals and will examine short-term rental case-law. It will also include a discussion of the short-term rental industry and its effect on local government nation-wide.

 

IMPORTANT Student Expectations: It is expected that the registrant for each online seminar is the one who attends the offering. Each online seminar requires use of a computer connected to reliable internet. Registered attendees whose internet connection prohibits them from participating in the entire webinar risk losing CEH’s for the seminar. Attendance will be taken via timed poll multiple times per seminar. If attendees do not respond to the poll before it is closed, it will be taken as an absence from and that attendee may not receive CEH’s for the seminar.

Additionally, the seminar will need to be on the live working screen, meaning participants should not click “off” the webinar screen to do emails or other work during the seminar. The software tracks this as attentiveness and again jeopardizes CEH’s. It is recommended to have all other applications and programs closed during the online seminar to minimize this occurrence.

ADA Policy: If you have a disability and may require some accommodations at any event, please notify us via email at least two weeks prior to the start of the course and we will attempt to make reasonable arrangements.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received prior to 1 business day before the start of the course will be issued a refund, less a $30 administration fee. Cancellations requests received after this or registrants who fail to attend the course are responsible for the entire fee. If a registrant is unable to attend the event, a substitute from the jurisdiction that paid the registration fee can attend at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change or cancellation requests to [email protected] Although it is not the policy of MAAO to cancel a course or seminar, MAAO reserves the right to do so and provide a full refund if the minimum enrollment level is not reached. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of the course or conference.

 


Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator, Emily Squyres: [email protected]