• Home
  • 2021 Instructor Training Conference

2021 Instructor Training Conference

  • 06/04/2021
  • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Online / Virtual Event


  • Become a member by May 15, 2021 and receive a discount code that entitles you to attend this event for FREE!

    Note: This option is ONLY available to new members during their first year of membership. Current and lapsed members are not eligible for this discount.

Registration is closed

We look forward to seeing you at our annual event, which provides an opportunity for you to learn valuable information from industry professionals. 

Although we'll miss seeing you in-person, we have an excellent line of up of live online presentations and will once again offer features that enable you to network with other attendees and our valued sponsors/exhibitors.  In between presentations, you will be able to easily find and connect with individuals or small groups using live video.

This full-day program approved by the IDFPR for AIREE to provide six hours of instructor development credit that may be used by:

  • Licensed Pre-License and Continuing Education Instructors who are required to complete instructor development training before their license renewal. 
  • Pre-License and Continuing Education Instructor license candidates who must complete instructor development training in connection with their initial license application.

Friday, June 4, 2021  |  8:45 am to 3:30 pm
Online / Virtual Event

What's in Your Toolbox?
Presented by: 
Theresa  Barnabei &
Betsy Sabatini Coyne

This instructor development workshop will explore different tools that Instructors may use to uniquely present content and test for student comprehension. The attendees will learn what tools to use, how to use them, and why these valuable tools should be used by instructors. The presenters are experienced real estate educators with over 60 years of combined experience. They are known for providing valuable, practical, and engaging training.

IDFPR Division of Real Estate

Presented by:
IDFPR Division of Real Estate:
Laurie Murphy, Acting Director &
Jeremy Reed, Chief of Licensing and Education

IDFPR Division of Real Estate leadership will join  us to share important updates from the Division of Real Estate.  This presentation will help attendees understand recent and upcoming regulatory changes and offer insights into the future of real estate regulation in Illinois.  This valuable session will include a Q&A opportunity.

Teaching Real Estate in the Next Decade

Presented by:
Mark Barker, DREI

Mr. Barker is an experienced educator among the few instructors who currently hold the Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) designation. His presentation will provide attendees with resources and insights, based on his extensive experience in adult education, which will motivate attendees to continue the process of incremental learning throughout their careers. His presentation will include discussion of the top mistakes that instructors make (and should avoid).

License Exam Overview & What's to Come

Presented by:
Alex Ramirez, Test Development Specialist, PSI Services

Mr. Ramirez is part of the Licensure team at PSI Services, which exclusively administers the Illinois real estate licensing examinations. He will summarize the process by which PSI develops the license exam and questions, and steps taken to maintain/improve the exam over time.

Mortgage Market Update and Trends

Presented by:
Peter Citera, Director of Mortgage Education,
Real Estate Institute

Mr. Citera is a leading expert in residential mortgage finance in a constantly evolving industry. He is an experienced loan originator and instructor who has helped thousands of individuals to become licensed and thrive in their positions. This brief presentation will help attendees to understand the current mortgage lending environment and upcoming changes and trends that are likely to impact real estate professionals.

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Brokers

Presented by:
Sandesh Bilgi, V.P. of Global Learning, Sotheby’s International Realty

Mr. Bilgi is an international trainer with 20 years of experience in real estate training, coaching, and mentoring. This brief presentation will help reinforce the needs of a modern, practicing real estate broker. Attendees be reminded what they can do to support the ongoing training and development of newly licensed and experienced agents.

 Don't Delay, Register Today! 

Event Sponsors & Exhibitors Include


This event offers sponsors excellent exposure and opportunities to interact with attendees using real-time video in our virtual event space.  Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities or contact Molly Ferstel at 847-423-5019.

© Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators
 877-290-3458  |  6203 W. Howard St., Niles, IL 60714