AIBO Housing Track

Attendees will receive a University of Minnesota Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate for their attendance at the Institute. One University of Minnesota CEU is defined as ten hours of participation.  Scroll down to see session information.

January 11

8−11:15 a.m.

Legal Responsibilities

Lee Wolf, Office of the City Attorney, City of Minneapolis; Michael Vraa, Homeline Minnesota

Familiarize yourself with the legal responsibilities of property owners, tenants, landlords, and housing inspectors with respect to housing inspections in this captivating presentation.

This course has been approved for 3.50 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, and Plumbing and Water Conditioning.

12:15-12:45 p.m. 

MAHCO Meeting

12:45−4 p.m.

Topics and Trends in Code Enforcement Panel/Discussion

Bryan Starry, City of Minneapolis; Leya Drabczak, City of Coon Rapids; Ed Smith, City of Saint Paul; Christopher Forslund, City of Burnsville; Curtis Raymond, City of Brooklyn Park; Elizabeth Page, City of Hopkins; and Shannon Rohr, City of Bloomington

What are the current topics and trends in code enforcement? Come learn from an array of experts in this panel discussion.

This course has been approved for 3.50 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, and Plumbing and Water Conditioning.

January 12

8–11:15 a.m.

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Speaker: Jeanne Zimmer, Dispute Resolution Center

Strengthen your ability to communicate effectively by recognizing different conflict styles. This session will encourage you to hone your ability to resolve disputes, manage conflict, as well as “challenge” people.

This course has been approved for 3.50 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, and Plumbing and Water Conditioning.

12:15−1:45 p.m.

Housing Inspections 101

Speaker: Greg Smith,City of Duluth-Fire Department (Life Safety Division)

Discover how to create and implement a rental inspection program within your jurisdiction including how to conduct housing inspections. Referencing the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code, we'll cover the basics of how to create an inspection program, how to interpret and enforce code requirements, and walk through the inspection process using photos of actual violations. Attendees will interact with the presentation and the instructor by identifying code violations and applying the correct code section from the 2012 IPMC.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, and Plumbing and Water Conditioning.

2−3:30 p.m.

Community Resources—Helping You Help Others

Panel: Amy Lucht, CARE Resource Connection; Cynthia Webster, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington; Christopher Wilson, Project for Pride in Living; Debbie Wells, Northeast Youth and Family Services; Jon Burkhow,  Senior Community Services; Kelly Buttler, Cars for Courage Kenny; Allie Berg, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity; Jan Hix, DARTS; Alyssa Boroff, Centrex Rehab - Access Solutions

Learn about the available resources that may help with the completion of your job duties. Presenters were picked from a number of different organizations/groups and provide services to groups you may be working with who may otherwise not be able to complete a task or correction without assistance.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, and Plumbing and Water Conditioning.