September is REALTOR® Safety Month. This year, there will be four webinars presented by five noted safety experts. Register now to reserve your place and learn valuable tips to keep you safe in your job.
Safety Webinar Summit
Sept. 9, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST
Don’t Get in the Pen With the Bull – and Other Safety Tips for Rural Land Professionals
Instructor: Terri Jensen
11 a.m – 12 p.m. CST
Being safe means being aware of your surroundings, and for land professionals, that includes interacting with humans and animals, and responding to fast-changing weather and road conditions, to name a few. Learn how to be safe in the rural environments.
Terri Jensen is the 2015 National President of REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). She is a real estate investor relations manager and appraisal manager with Farmers National Company, and holds Nebraska and Minnesota broker licenses, a Minnesota appraisal license, and a past Minnesota auctioneer license, in addition to the prestigious ALC Advanced (Accredited Land Consultant Advanced) designation. Terri has assisted landowners with their real estate, appraisal or auction needs since 1984. She is also involved in legislative issues at the local, state and national levels, most recently educating legislators on how 1031 exchanges are utilized and the impact of repeal, WOTUS (Waters of the U.S.) and the use of drones/UAVs for commercial use.
REALTOR® Safety: Everyday Actions That May Compromise Safety
Instructor: Adrian Manzaneres
12 p.m – 1 p.m. CST
Every day, we make decisions that can put us in danger, from fumbling with your keys in a parking lot to meeting a stranger at a property. Learn more about these situations and how you can be smart about your safety, personally and professionally.
Adrian Manzanares is a REALTOR® in Colorado with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to leaving law enforcement, he was a certified instructor in Field Training, Interview & Interrogation, and Firearms. In addition to being an active producer, Adrian provides REALTORS® across the state with safety training. With his unique perspective of both law enforcement and real estate, the information he shares is essential to your day-to-day activities.
Discover REALTOR® Safety Through Technology and Change Management
Instructors: Mike Becker and Adam Havey
1 p.m – 2 p.m. CST
Technology has become one tool REALTORS® use to stay safe. In this webinar, we will examine technologies that you can use right now to give you more confidence to go about your work safely, knowing you’re doing everything to protect yourself, your co-workers and your clients.
Mike Becker is a growth strategist, serial blogger and entrepreneur with more than a decade of digital marketing experience. Prior to starting and selling his first digital marketing agency, he was a cryptological linguist in the United States Marine Corp and has run more than a dozen reconnaissance missions around the world. Before becoming the chief marketing officer for Guard Llama, Mike worked heavily with technology startups, executing business growth strategies through digital marketing. In addition to combat experience, Mike extensively studied terrorism and human behavior. After experiencing first-hand human potential for violence, Mike has dedicated his career to developing safety programs and courses that support Gaurd Llama’s mission to advancing personal security.
Adam Havey is a life-long entrepreneur with over a decade of leadership experience in sales and marketing. As head of sales for Guard Llama, Adam focuses on strategic planning, personnel management, and account management. Prior to founding Guard Llama, Adam was the co-founder of a security system monitoring center. He helped grow the business to over 135,000 paying clients and 30 employees. Guard Llama’s service holds a special place in Adam’s heart as he has seen first-hand the faults in the current 9-1-1 system. As a Rape Crisis Intervention Counselor for the YWCA, Adam dedicates his free time to counseling survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and educating Chicago’s youth on sexual assault prevention education.
Online Thievery: What to Do If You Experience a Data Breach
Instructor: Melanie Wyne
2 p.m – 3 p.m. CST
You do everything you can to protect your data and your clients’, but what happens when there is data breach? This webinar will explore the ways you can recover from the breach and what you can do to prevent it from happening again.
Melanie Wyne is the senior policy representative at the National Association of REALTORS®. She has been a technology policy advocate for over a decade. At NAR, Melanie’s policy portfolio includes telecommunications/Internet policy, data privacy and security and intellectual property issues. Prior to joining NAR, Melanie was the director of public policy for a global technology trade association where she lobbied in Washington and in foreign capitals for the technology industry. She has also been a policy advocate for Bank of America where she handled the bank’s technology portfolio, including data privacy and security issues. Melanie‘s professional background also includes stints as a software startup executive and a commercial litigation attorney.