I just returned from a quick one-day trip to the east coast
to attend the McKissock Advisory Board meeting. (For those not familiar with the McKissock
name, it is a nationally-recognized appraisal school.) The McKissock Advisory Board is a select group
of experienced residential and commercial appraisers representing each region
of the country and each discipline within the industry. The goal of the quarterly Advisory Board meetings
is to help McKissock’s leadership stay connected to issues relevant to
appraisers, thereby shaping curriculum and strategic planning.
This was my first time with the group and it provided an opportunity
to make the acquaintance of several of McKissock’s dedicated management staff as
well as some highly-respected appraisers.
I also met the well-known Chicago appraiser, Paul Rowe, who
I and many of my blog subscribers have gotten to know online, but may never have
had the pleasure meet in person. By happenstance,
I even met one commercial appraiser who lives in the same Portland suburb as me. It is funny to travel across the country to make
the acquaintance of a neighbor.
One major topic discussed by the Advisory Board is ideas
for upcoming educational offerings. Can
you think of any online or classroom subject that you would like to see made
available by McKissock?
Another item addressed at the meeting are ways to make
online or live local classes more fulfilling.
Do you have any ideas for improvement of appraisal classes that you’ve
taken to make those offerings more engaging?
I believe that McKissock is a great organization that is
absolutely dedicated to a quality appraisal (pun intended) educational
experience. They have some exciting
plans for the future and are open to honest feedback. I hope my subscribers take the time to offer
their thoughts on McKissock education, even if those thoughts are negative.
Did I leave anything out or do you want to join in the
conversation? Let me know in the
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