GAD Institute

The Government Affairs Directors’ Institute is an annual professional development conference for state and local real estate association professionals who provide guidance to and work for associations in the areas of government affairs, political affairs, legislative or regulatory affairs, lobbying, advocacy, RPAC fundraising, campaigns, community outreach and/or all REALTOR® Party initiatives.  The Institute provides a means for these industry professionals to meet, exchange ideas and best practices, as well as gain valuable career skills and networking opportunities in order to provide the best value and information to the real estate industry.

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When:
Monday, July 16, 2018-Thursday, July 19, 2018*
*(Please note new end date of 7/19, rather than 7/20).

Where:
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Registration:
$500 (Opens early May 2018)

Late Registration:
$550 (After Friday, June 8, 2018)

Negotiated Room Rate:
$249/night + taxes

Dress:
Business Casual

Suggested Arrival/Departure Dates:
Pre-registration classes begin Tuesday morning, July 17. Regular programming begins at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 17 and will conclude the evening of Thursday, July 19.

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration Open
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Optional, Award-Winning Walking Tour – book directly with Portland Walking Tours during the Institute registration process. These are private tours for GAD Institute attendees and their guests. Tour guides will meet you in the lobby of the Hilton and will return you to the Hilton upon completion of the tour.
Tour Options:

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration Open
Pre-Conference Optional Workshops (Pre-registration required. Limited seating).
8:30 am – 9:45 am
  • Introduction to Online Fundraising
  • Legislative Writing Workshop
  • Introduction to Online Advocacy for Local Associations
10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Online Fundraising Campaigns through the PAC Management System
  • Hands-on Lobbying Workshop
  • Introduction to Online Advocacy for State Associations
11:15 am – 11:45 am

New GAD Welcome with GAD Advisory Group

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch – box lunches provided

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Institute Welcome & Overview for NAR Advocacy Day
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Concurrent “War Room” Tracks highlighting some of the programs, tools and services provided through the REALTOR® Party.

  • Fundraising War Room
  • Campaigns War Room
  • Communications War Room
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
New GADs Debrief with GAD Advisory Group
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
NAR Welcome Reception – Hilton Portland Downtown
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Optional, Award-Winning Walking Tour – book directly with Portland Walking Tours during the Institute registration process. These are private tours for GAD Institute attendees and their guests. Tour guides will meet you in the lobby of the Hilton and will return you to the Hilton upon completion of the tour.
Tour Options:

  • Best of Portland (Book during Institute registration for lower, negotiated rates)
7:00 pm
Dinner with your NAR Political Field Representative – optional
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Registration Open
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Oregon Welcome Breakfast followed by breakfast professional development session, “You’re Out of Order! The Management of Meetings and Members”
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Navigate the Politics of Career Growth – Get the inside scoop from industry experts on strategizing and managing your career within the REALTOR® world.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

What I’ve Learned Outside the REALTOR® World – Hear from former REALTOR® GADs on best practices they took with them from their time in real estate and what they are doing now.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace – How to identify it, and what to do when you see it.

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Issues War Rooms – If you have to go to “war” on an issue, you are going to want a strategy for success. Visit these GAD-identified “top issue” rooms to discuss strategies and learn peer-tested war tactics to achieve success for the industry.

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

RPAC Major Investor Reception – Hilton Portland

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NAR President’s Reception – Ecotrust, Portland

8:30 am – noon
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:30 am
NAR Legal Update Breakfast
9:45 am – 10:30 am

How Innovation & Automation will Change Real Estate

10:30 am – 11:15 am

High Times in Real Estate – This dope panel will focus on how the marijuana regulatory environment on the local, state, and federal levels affect real estate in various ways such as tax revenue implications; material defect disclosures; property values and neighborhood character.

11:15 am – 12:00 noon
Short Term Rentals
12:00 noon – 1:10

2018 GAD Institute Luncheon with NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, NAR VP of Government Affairs, Kenny Parcell; NAR REALTOR® Party Director, Margo Wheeler; and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Influencer Economy – How to Launch, Share and Thrive
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Word from the Hill

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Keynote Speaker

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Close Institute

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Oregon Night Out – Oregon Historical Society, Portland

2017 GAD Institute

 

Questions? Contact Kyle Lambert London at 202-383-1203.