March is Membership Madness
It's referral season! Refer a new member in March and you and that new member will be entered into the IAAO Membership Madness bracket for the chance to receive one FREE IAAO Self-Study Course and a bundle of IAAO swag. Each IAAO Membership Madness matchup will be decided by a coin flip. All coin flips, including the winner of the final bracket, will be revealed on YouTube and Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Central on Monday, April 3. 3 IAAO Membership Madness bracket entries are reserved for the first 32 IAAO members who refer a new member, as well as the new member they refer, between March 1 and March 31.
IAAO U40 changing to IAAO Launch Pad for career advancement, networking, and onboarding
Responding to changing times requires a status check and IAAO is changing U40 to IAAO Launch Pad. We will share our vision for IAAO Launch Pad with a kickoff at noon Central on March 22. Look forward to an interactive and productive networking hub and come ready to build relationships and plot the trajectory of the IAAO Launch Pad and the future leaders of IAAO!
Launch Pad will now be the first step for career advancement, future engagement, networking, and organizational onboarding. This shift in focus is not just a renaming but a comprehensive approach to leave no person behind, no member disengaged. The Launch Pad Focus group identified three key objectives that will ensure the future growth of our profession and the individual careers of our members which will in turn foster growth and sustainability in the future of the International Association of Assessing Officers. More information here.
IAAO now accepting applications for new mentorship program
IAAO’s new mentorship program, Value in Exchange, is now accepting applications and the program offers opportunities for individuals interested in being a mentor or mentee. Benefits of mentoring include becoming a good listener, learning the art of delivering feedback, and paying it forward. Benefits for mentees include learning to self-reflect, learning from others, and having an advocate.
IAAO members interested in participating as mentors and/or mentees are encouraged to apply at learn.iaao.org/apply. Additional benefits for participants include increasing self-confidence, increasing self-awareness, and developing leadership skills.
Interested in a designation? Attend a Zoom chat
Beginning in February, the Professional Development Committee members is offering Zoom chats on the second Thursday of every other month to answer questions and share experiences about earning a designation. The first Zoom chat was Thursday, Feb. 16, on earning an IAAO designation, followed by chats focusing on specific designations featuring designees who have completed the process. An April 13 chat will review the CAE and RES designations, followed by an Aug. 10 chat on the MAS and AAS designations. The year will wrap up with a chat on Dec. 14 on the CMS and PPS designations. There will also be chats in June and October about the overall designation program. Register here.
IAAO is hiring
Are you seeking your next opportunity in mass appraisal, to lead and support a large, diverse global community by providing extraordinary service and instilling best practices in assessment administration? Do you possess a curiosity involving mapping and technology? If so, the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) invites you to apply for the Assessor opening. See current list
Update Your Member Profile
IAAO is continuing its demographic data collection campaign to have members update profile information, which includes more details than previously collected. Profile updates are a focal point for the IAAO Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and this information will be used to assess IAAO’s membership makeup and highlight the diversity of our global community. Update your profile at www.iaao.org/demologin.