Descriptions

In a pinch and need Chief Appraiser Ethics, Property Tax Professional Ethics, or New Laws/Rules right now? Check out our Online Courses – On Demand, available whenever you need them!

(TAAD Talks will take a break from June through August. TAAD does not record TAAD Talks sessions.)

Please Note: To attend/view a TAAD Zoom Session, you must be registered whether or not you need CEs.

Zoom Sessions/Classes Descriptions

Are You Honking in Encouragement? Customer Service Lessons from the Geese

Description:

Topics covered:

  • Teamwork & Interdependent Thinking
  • Communication
  • Be Part of the Solution
  • Respect Diversity
  • Ask & Encourage the Right Questions
  • Professional in All We Do
  • Lead with Integrity
  • Let Technology Work for You
  • Commit to Excellence
  • Pull the Weeds

Please be aware that sensitive topics may be included.

Schedule:

  • Dates:
    • April 4, 2024
    • August 8, 2024
  • Class Hours: 10am to 12pm CST
  • CEs:(Customer Service)
  • Instructor: Tracey Foster
  • Registration deadline: 2 days prior to class, minimum

This session is pre-recorded.  Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Duration: 10am to 12pm CST

Dates: August 8, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Tracey Foster

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $50 | 2024 Non-member: $100 |

Credits: 2 CEs

Registration Deadline: 2 days prior to class, minimum

Chief Appraiser Ethics: Supremely Unethical

Description:

To provide this training to as many registrants as possible, TAAD is periodically providing it online.

NOTE: This session also secures the 2 hours of Ethics every TDLR registrant must gain each recertification period.

Topics covered:

  • Why Ethics is so important
  • Government Ethics
  • The Erosion of Public Trust
  • Remembering our History  . . . (Everything Old is New Again)
  • Why Are So Many Political Leaders Unethical and What Can We Do About It
  • Ethical Considerations for Chief Appraisers

This session is pre-recorded.  Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
Cancellation must be received by TAAD in writing no later than 2 days prior to class; $50 penalty

Duration: 2pm to 4pm

Dates: August 7, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Marya Crigler

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member : $50 | 2024 Non-member: $100 |

Credits: 2 CEs

Registration Deadline: August 5, 2024

New Laws & Rules 2023 Update

Description:

Covering the 88th Legislative Session

CLASS INFORMATION

  • Dates:
    • April 4, 2024
    • August 8, 2024
  • Class Hours: 2 to 4pm CST
  • CEs: 2 CEs (Laws/Rules)
  • Instructor: Tracey Foster
  • Location: ZOOM online
  • Registration deadline: 2 days prior to class, minimum

This session is pre-recorded.  Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Duration: 2 to 4pm CST

Dates: August 8, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Tracey Foster

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $50 | 2024 Non-member: $100 |

Credits: 2 CEs

Registration Deadline: 2 days prior to class, minimum

Public Funds Investment Training for Appraisal Districts

Description:

 The purpose of this workshop is to provide training mandated by Texas Government Code, Chapter 2256. This two-day seminar  meets the required 10 hours of PFIA training needed every two years by all individuals serving as financial officer, treasurer or investment officer of a local government, including an appraisal district. 

Topics discussed: Public Funds Investment Act Compliance, Texas Public Funds Collateral Act, developing a certificate of deposit program, investment policies, investment basics, factors that affect interest rates, using excel for investment controls, investment pools, internet resources for investment decisions, internal controls, the budgeting process, computer security awareness controls and business impact analysis.

Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
Requests for refunds must be in writing and submitted by October 11, 2024; a $75 cancellation fee will be deducted.  No refunds for cancellations after October 11, 2024.

Duration: 9am to 3pm each day

Dates: October 16-17, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Patrick Shinkle, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $250 | 2024 TAAD Affiliate/Associate Member: $300 | 2024 Non-member: $375 |

Credits: 10 CEs

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2024

TAAD Talks

Truth in Taxation & Other Things You Need to Know

Description:

Topics covered:

  • What information appraisal districts provide for TNT
  • Impact of estimating values on tax rates
  • Appraisal districts’ TNT notice/posting requirements
  • Appraisal districts and injunctions
  • Tax ceilings impact on taxable values and TNT

Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Duration: 1:30 to 2:30pm CST

Dates: September 10, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Laurie Mann, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member: $30 | 2024 Non-member: $50 |

Credits: 1 CE

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2024

TAAD Talks

Rural Land Valuation Techniques

Description:

Topics covered:

  • Abstraction
  • Allocation
  • Capitalization of Ground Rent
  • Linear Trend Lines
  • Exponential Trend Lines
  • A&M Real Estate Center

Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Duration: 1:30 to 2:30pm CST

Dates: October 15, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Casey Bean, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott

Fees: 2024 Member: $30 | 2024 Non-member: $50 |

Credits: 1 CE

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2024

TAAD Talks

Introduction to Regression Using Excel

Description:

Topics covered:

  • Multiple Regression Theory
  • Measures of Goodness of Fit Statistics
  • Measures of Variable Importance Statistics
  • Application of Linear Regression Utilizing Excel
  • Review the results of Linear Regression
  • Application of Multiple Regression Analysis Utilizing Excel
  • Review the results of Multiple Regression Analysis

Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Duration: 1:30 to 3:30pm CST

Dates: November 12, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Barry Couch, CAE

Fees: 2024 Member: $50 | 2024 Non-member: $100 |

Credits: 2 CEs

Registration Deadline: November 7, 2024

TAAD Talks

The SDPVS, Value Reporting, & Public School Finance - What CADs Should Know

Description:

The session will address the Comptroller’s School District Property Value Study and its relationship to school finance.  Additionally, will cover the CADs responsibilities in reporting to the Comptroller’s office for SDPVS purposes. 

Topics covered:

  • Understanding the SDPVS and its relationship to public school finance, overview of the related statutory requirements
  • Certification of Appraisal Roll to Comptroller – EARS process
  • Discussion of the SDPVS reporting process
  • Reviewing data for problems in self-reports
  • How to file a self-report correction
  • Taxable value audits, rules, and statutes
  • SDPVS impacts on school districts

Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before. Must be registered to attend/view, whether or not individual needs credit. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. 
Cancellation deadline/penalty:
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Duration: 1:30 to 2:30pm CST

Dates: December 10, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Lacy Harris, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott

Fees: 2024 Member: $30 | 2024 Non-member: $50 |

Credits: 1 CE

Registration Deadline: December 5, 2024

USPAP Refresher

Description:

To provide this training to as many registrants as possible, TAAD is periodically providing it online. The March through December sessions are pre-recorded.  The ZOOM link will be sent the day prior to class.

Class Hours:

(The class is not offered in both the AM and PM on the dates listed below.  One time per date.  To know the time for the date, please see AM or PM next to the dates listed below.)

  •     AM – 9am to 12:30pm
  •     PM – 1:00 to 4:30pm

2024 Dates:

  • April 3 AM
  • August 7 AM

Must be registered to attend/view. Registration fees must reflect current membership status. This session is pre-recorded.
Cancellation deadline/penalty: Cancellation must be received by TAAD in writing no later than 2 days prior to class, $50 penalty

Duration: Time depends on the date. Please check date for which time applies - AM or PM. AM is from 9am to 12:30pm; PM is from 1:00 to 4:30pm (CST)

Dates: August 7, 2024 |

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Tracey Foster, Esq., Hugh L. Landrum & Associates

Fees: 2024 TAAD Member District: $75 | 2024 TAAD Affiliate/Associate Member: $150 | 2024 Nonmember: $225 |

Credits: 3.5 CEs

Registration Deadline: 2 days prior to class, minimum