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Committees

ALC Designation Committee

Purpose

The Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation Committee of the REALTORS® Land Institute creates and oversees policy relating to the ALC requirements, application process, and approval of candidates. The Committee reviews and processes ALC applications in accordance with guidelines.

Responsibilities & Functions

Continually take a critical look at the requirements in order to uphold the strength and value of the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation.

Oversee the ALC Application Process

  • Clarify policy and criteria when discrepancies arise in an applicant
  • Provide assistance to an applicant who needs further instruction or clarification on an issue that an Institute staff member cannot provide
  • Offer their help to individual applicants on a voluntary basis
  • Give unbiased consideration to ALC applications submitted
  • Approve applicants and refer them to the Board of Directors for Approval
  • Inform Institute Staff Liaison of all expectations of ALC applications

Review ALC Requirements

  • Continue to compare ALC requirements with market trends
  • Create or revise policies as needed
  • Explore similar designation programs
  • Examine professional tier requirements
  • Manage Fast Track designations and requirements
  • Review ALC Exam when concerns arise

Budget & Finance Committee

Purpose

The Budget & Finance Committee assists in the preparation and presentation of the annual budget for the Board’s approval, assists with any amendments or modifications of the budget, and reviews and analyzes the organization’s financial statements and policies on a regular basis.

Committee Member Composition

A maximum of four members including:

  • The Treasurer serves as the Committee Chair (appointed by the President)
  • The Vice-President serves as the Vice-Chair
  • Two other members are appointed by the President

Terms: All committee members serve a one-year term, except for the Chair who serves a two-year term.


Education Committee

Purpose

The Education Committee oversees the development all LANDU programs including existing and new courses, webinars, and related programs; course content assessments, updates, and delivery; and instructor recruitment, approval, and policy.

Responsibilities & Functions

Provide high-level curriculum for the ALC Designation by:

  • Assessing current course content and identifying topics for new courses
  • Reviewing market trends to identify and develop new courses
  • Developing post-designation professional development opportunities
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of course delivery options

Enhance course delivery options by:

  • Continuing to seek fresh course delivery and provider options
  • Developing additional educational offerings beyond traditional courses, such as webinars, to maximize learning opportunities
  • Monitoring and evaluating instructor performance
  • Scheduling all RLI National and RLI Chapter courses

Review and make recommendations for course management by:

  • Recruiting high-level instructors and subject matter experts to develop, update, and teach courses
  • Continuing to develop and manage the instructor development and approval program
  • Approving potential instructor candidates by sitting on an instructor interview panel (at least 1 panel annually)
  • Ensuring course content is relevant and up-to-date by working alongside Course Content Review Task Force
  • Creating and/or revising policies as needed

LANDU Course Review Task Forces

In order to ensure our curriculum is always as current as possible, RLI’s Education Committee is seeking task force members to assist in reviewing and updating the LANDU course content. Task forces will meet on an ad hoc basis and work with RLI Staff in reviewing and recommending updates on LANDU courses in the area(s) they specialize in. Task force members may also volunteer to assist the Education Committee in reviewing and approving LANDU Instructor applicants.


Future Leaders Committee

Purpose

The Future Leaders Committee suggests and oversees current technology and trends for members and the land professional and suggests programs and events to build future leaders anticipating generational needs and directions.

Responsibilities & Functions

Continually explore fresh technology, trends, and programs to enhance and build the organization and its future leadership

Develop value-added programs for RLI and its future leaders

  • Consider relevant programs from other organizations as models and as opportunities for collaboration
  • Explore and suggest tools, professional development, networking, membership development, community engagement, and business building programs for future leaders

Provide suggestions and test technology options

  • Seek resources and providers of key and fresh technology
  • Perform due diligence
  • Suggestions for roll out of approved technology
  • Develop programs to monitor the effectiveness of programs put in place and decide on modifications if needed

Governance Committee

Purpose

To ensure the quality and future viability of the RLI Board of Directors by continually reviewing governance practices and recruiting and reviewing potential candidates for open seats on the RLI Board of Directors

Responsibilities & Functions

Governance

  • Reviews bylaws and Governance Policy Manual as needed and makes recommendations to the full board.

Board Leadership Selection

  • Educate potential board candidates on details and specifics of board service
  • Reviews applications for Vice-President and At-Large Director candidates to ensure they meet the minimum criteria to run for the position
  • Works to identify potential candidates and explore their interests and availability for board service.
  • Presents full slate of candidates to Board for approval

Composition

A maximum of five members including the Immediate Past President, who shall serve as the Chair, and four other members, who must have served previously as either a Past RLI National President or a past Chair of a committee at the RLI national level  


Governmental Affairs Committee

Purpose

The Government Affairs Committee determines the impact of governmental actions on issues pertaining to land and acts as a conduit between RLI membership and the National Association of REALTORS® on land governmental affairs issues.

Responsibilities & Functions

Stay current with government affairs issues that are relevant to the Institute membership with timely responses and action when appropriate.

Assess government affairs issues

  • Collaborate with the Institute Legislative Staff Liaison
  • Examine federal proposals, regulations, and laws and their impact on land

Facilitate the exchange of information on land governmental affairs issues between RLI membership and the National Association of REALTORS®

  • Represent RLI on specific NAR committees and communicate applicable committee information with RLI membership.
  • Develop responses to land legislative issues when applicable
  • Educate RLI members on land governmental affairs issues