Leadership Development & Advisory Council

What is the Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC)?

The Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) is a group of dedicated appraisers who come together once a year in Washington, D.C., to formulate solutions to problems and challenges faced by the appraisal profession. 

The Leadership Development & Advisory Council strives to foster creative thought from talented individuals involved in the real estate appraisal profession while developing the future leaders of the Appraisal Institute. LDAC also establishes an “appraiser-presence” in Congress and demonstrates that the Appraisal Institute is made up of professionals who recognize the importance of being actively involved in the political process. You may be asked to meet with a Congress Representative or Senator or their staff from MN, ND, SD, or WI to bring crucial 'Appraisal' issues to their attention.

Why Attend?

  • LDAC is your spring board for future leadership within the Appraisal Institute
  • You get to make a difference in the Appraisal Institute by helping to formulate solutions to obstacles and challenges faced by the appraisal industry
  • You have an opportunity to make your voice heard by members of the Nation’s lawmakers
  • Leadership development component, which includes leadership training and leadership opportunities
  • Up to 45 Points of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit may be earned for participating in LDAC. Please refer to Regulation No. 10: Continuing Education for more details. (CE will be granted at the end of the conference, after full participation is documented.)

For additional information about the Leadership Development & Advisory Council, please see the Appraisal Institute website.

Up to 100 Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Must be a Designated Member, Candidate or Practicing Affiliate in good standing with the Appraisal Institute.
  2. Personal attributes, to be described in letter of recommendation (i.e., an up-and-coming leader in his/her Chapter, a strong contributor to discussion on a sophisticated level).

The following items are required for registration:

  • Letter of recommendation from an Appraisal Institute Designated Member or Chapter Executive Director (which gives a clear picture of the nominee’s abilities and professional activities);
  • Application form (to be completed by the nominee online);
  • Photograph of nominee; and
  • Registration fee (refunded if the nominee is not selected to attend).

The deadline to submit materials is January 16, 2017. Contact Maribelle at maribelle@northstarai.org  to express your interest.

You will then be sent an application/ questionnaire to be filled out and returned with your resume. A committee appointed by Brian Tinjum, MAI, 2017 North Star Chapter President, will go through the completed applications and make a recommendation to the Board, based on the responses. The registration fee would be included in the funds allocated to applicant.