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Leadership Education for Assessor Development (LEAD) - October 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5:00 PM CST
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Leadership Education for Assessor Development (LEAD)
October 17-20, 2022
In person 8:00am - 5:00pm daily
The Park Event Center, 500 Division St, Waite Park, MN


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Registration closes October 10, 2022


LEAD: Conflict Management and Developing Leadership Skills (15 CEHs)  Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2022 

This course is devoted to assisting assessors discover individual talents and strengths and examine how those impact/influence their ability to manage and lead. Assessors will compare and contrast the similarities and differences of management and leadership as well as apply effective communication skills in a leadership capacity. Additionally, the course will help assessors develop conflict management skills. Assessors will learn about conflict, conflict management, negotiation skills, and communications skills.  Real-life examples will be brought up so that assessors understand how to apply these skills to managing appeals, setting expectations to meet quintile requirements, working through new property tax laws, brainstorming solutions to get assessment work done, discussing State Board Equalization orders, and more!

LEAD: Leading by Example when Managing Others and Work (15 CEHs)  Wednesday and Thursday, October 19-20, 2022 

This course is devoted to assisting assessors in becoming more effective in creating training programs, allocating resources, prioritizing workloads, and continuously improving processes. Assessors will learn about project management principles, resource planning, goal setting, performance measurements, training strategies, and continuous improvement methodologies. Real-life examples and case studies will be brought up so that assessors understand how to apply these skills when creating an effective quintile plan, designing an organizational chart that maximizes resources, measuring employee productivity, and consistently reviewing and improving existing processes. In addition, the course assists assessors in becoming more effective leaders. They will learn the traits and skills that make up a successful leader, the various personalities and strengths seen in the workplace, how to approach hiring and developing a cohesive team, approaching performance reviews, and setting clear expectations. Real-life examples and case studies will be brought up so that assessors understand how to apply these skills when managing employees, resolving issues, developing a team environment, writing performance reviews, and more!

Credits:  Each 2-day LEAD module is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors for 15 hours of continuing education.

Instructor:  Jason Jorgensen, SAMA, Mille Lacs County Assessor

MAAO Member:
One 2-day course $225.00, or both 2-day courses $400
One 2-day course $325.00, or both 2-day courses $505

Payment: Credit card only

Location: The Park Event Center, 500 Division St, Waite Park, MN

Textbook:  Course materials will be provided in person during the course.

Hotel Group Rate: For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn, 550 Division St, Waite Park for $119/night. Reservations are the responsibility of individual attendees and must be made by September 16, 2022 to ensure the group rate. Reserve through this booking link or by calling the hotel at 320-640-7990 and mentioning the group code MAAOFT to access the MAAO group rate.

Student Expectations:  This course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction during which students will be expected to participate in discussions, group activities, and coursework that may include but is not limited to reading, homework, problem solving, etc. both during and outside classroom hours.

Food and Beverages:  For student, instructor and employer convenience, lunch and a limited variety of refreshments and snacks are included in your registration fee for this course.

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

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests received prior to 8:00am five business days prior to the start of the course will be issued a refund, less a $30 administration fee. Cancellation requests received after this time 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. 

COVID-19 Considerations: MAAO is following the current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. Each educational offering is subject to cancellation if mandated by the Governor or due to a change in COVID conditions. A 100% refund will be processed for any registrant due to a COVID-related cancellation. Attendance at any course is at the risk of the employer and attendee. MAAO will not be held liable.


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Contact: MAAO Education Coordinator - [email protected]