Instructor Evaluation Workshop

(Formerly known as ITW)

Put your experience and education to good use
Take the next career step – become an IAAO Instructor!

September 22-24, 2017 - Bally's Las Vegas

The Instructor Evaluation Workshop (IEW) is an intensive 3-day interactive workshop. The IEW is not intended to teach individuals how to instruct, but rather to evaluate participants’ ability to teach IAAO material in a classroom setting. The IEW is an arduous undertaking, strenuously evaluated by a panel of IAAO senior instructors. There is no established “pass rate” for this workshop which has ranged from 50% to 77% over the last three years. It is highly recommended that participants have experience in public speaking.

During this 3-day workshop, students learn about IAAO education delivery, adult education, effective communication, and IAAO curriculum. Each student is expected to understand the general subject matter and specific course material, spend at least 20 hours in advance preparation, prepare short practice presentations, and prepare one final ten-minute presentation. Students demonstrate (and are evaluated on) their teaching style, classroom presence, familiarity and comprehension of the course material, organization of subject matter, clarity and accuracy of their classroom presentation.

Who Should Attend?

  • IAAO members who wish to become IAAO instructors

The IEW is open to anyone who is an IAAO member in good standing. All requirements for prospective and current instructors are outlined in the Instructor’s Handbook available on the IAAO web site. Participants must download and read the handbook prior to attending the IEW and also bring it to the IEW.

Application Process
Complete the IEW registration form and the Instructor Application Form. Choose the appropriate section and registration option. These two forms must be completed, in their entirety, and returned to IAAO Headquarters, with a copy of a current resume before your enrollment in the IEW can be confirmed. Once your education/experience is verified, an approval letter will be sent confirming your acceptance in the 2017 IEW and your IEW registration fee will then be due. Space will be limited to the first 15 registrants who are approved and have paid in full.

IEW brochure & Registration Form Instructor Application Form

Classroom Schedule & Prerequisites

Please download the workshop brochure for details on the three-day program and course training prerequisites.

Program Materials
You will receive all appropriate course materials once your enrollment has been confirmed. The instructor manual, student reference manual, quizzes, case problems, optional recommended textbook and other course materials must be read before you arrive at the IEW. Please bring material to prepare your PowerPoint presentations including, but not limited to, laptop, memory stick, etc. An LCD projector will be available but you should bring your own laptop as you will be asked to use it to present your 10 minute presentation. A basic proficiency in PowerPoint is required.

Recertification Credit
IAAO professional designees will receive 21.5 hours of recertification credit for attending the full three-day program.

Registration fees

  • Full Program ($750)
  • Current IAAO instructor ($500)
The Workshop will be held at Bally's Las Vegas and hotel rooms will be available. Please see the hotel page for reservation information.

Refunds and Cancellations

Your workshop registration will not be confirmed until full payment is received and prerequisites are satisfied. Purchase orders will not be accepted as payment. The deadline for registration and payment is August 21, 2017. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations after this date; however, a substitute from your organization is welcome to attend. All cancellations must be in writing and may be faxed to Jean Spiegel at 816/701-8169 or by email to A processing fee of $50 will be charged for each cancellation.