Call for Presentations - Credited Courses
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Submission & Selection Information:

We are looking for content speakers who can provide timely, meaningful, and thought-provoking content to engage attendees in critical thinking and discussion. BRAR is looking for speakers that can write courses per the Code of Virginia 54.1-2105.03 (https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title54.1/chapter21/section54.1-2105.03/)
The goal for the Blue Ridge Association is to provide education and training for all levels of agents. Those interested in presenting a course must complete this online form. BRAR Education Committee Task Group will review abstract submissions and announce selections via e-mail.
Selections will be made by BRAR Education Committee Task Group based on (1) relevance and importance of the topic, and (2) past performance of the speaker and/or presentation benefits and style.
Continuing Educational Tracks (16 Hours) Include: 3 hours Ethics & Standards of Conduct; 2 hours Fair Housing; 1 Legal Updates & Emerging Trends w/ Flood Hazard Areas/National Flood Insurance Program; 1 hour Real Estate Agency; 1 hour Real Estate Contracts and 8 hours of general elective courses as are approved by the Board (18VAC 135-20-101)
Broker Continuing Educational Tracks (24 Hours) include: All of the Continuing Educational Tracks plus 8 hour courses relating to supervision and management of real estate agents and the management of real estate brokerage firms as are approved by the Board.

Presenter Information:

Presentations:

Please note that you must use the official BRAR Microsoft PowerPoint template when presenting your presentation. All presentations must be submitted by e-mail to teresa@Brarva.com. Please ensure that you obtain necessary approvals prior to submitting your presentation.

Handouts:

BRAR does not provide presentation handouts to participants onsite. However, all submitted PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the event website at least one week prior to the event. Registered attendees will then be able to access, download, and print these files at their discretion to bring to the event. Many of our attendees also use the presentations that have been uploaded to determine which sessions they should attend. Therefore, it is essential that presenters prepare accordingly and submit files per the deadlines received upon approval. BRAR will not provide copying services in advance or onsite for instructors.

Audiovisual:

Audiovisual: Each classroom will be equipped with an LCD projector, laptop computer, projection screen, a podium/portable. When you arrive, your presentation will already be loaded and displayed on the screen.

Speaker Registration & Expenses:

Presenters and co-presenters (up to two presenters per session maximum) It is important that you make us aware of any co-presenters prior to your arrival at the event site to ensure that they are included in class promotional materials and that we properly set up your room and all required A/V equipment to accommodate your presentation. General Speaker Expectations: BRAR expects speakers to stick to the timing as listed in the comprehensive timed outline submitted to DPOR for approval, to provide a quality session, and to be respectful of all participants and their views. BRAR forbids you from selling, promoting, or endorsing any products and/or services within your presentation. You may mention products or services, but further promotion is prohibited. BRAR members are traditionally vocal in their displeasure with sessions that appear to be sales presentations or promotions. Any speaker who chooses to make a pitch during their presentation will not be selected to speak at any future BRAR educational events. One or two slides discussing your background, the organization you work for, and what your position entails is sufficient to set the context for your presentation.

General Speaker Expectations:

BRAR expects speakers to stick to the timing as listed in the comprehensive timed outline submitted to DPOR for approval, to provide a quality session, and to be respectful of all participants and their views. BRAR forbids you from selling, promoting, or endorsing any products and/or services within your presentation. You may mention products or services, but further promotion is prohibited. BRAR members are traditionally vocal in their displeasure with sessions that appear to be sales presentations or promotions. Any speaker who chooses to make a pitch during their presentation will not be selected to speak at any future BRAR educational events. One or two slides discussing your background, the organization you work for, and what your position entails is sufficient to set the context for your presentation.