SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: GAA Summer 2018 Conference

Georgia’s Unicoi State Park Lodge, 1788 Highway 356, Helen, Georgia 30545 / (706) 878-2201


*Total Continuing Education for is 10hrs of Auction CE & 3hrs approved GAR CE.

Agenda for Friday, August 17, 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm               Board Member Meeting at Smith Creek Cabin

6:00 pm – Til’                        Hospitality Suite Open to All Conference Participants at Smith Creek Cabin

Agenda for Saturday, August 18, 2018 (7 hrs CE)

8:00 am – 8:30 am              Check-in and Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am              General Membership Business Meeting Breakfast (1hr CE)

9:30 am – 9:45 am              Break

9:45 am – 12:00 am            Education Topic: Growing Your Business Part 1 – See Topic Summary Page 2 (2hr CE)  / Speaker: Tim Conner

12:00 pm– 1:30 pm             Lunch on Your Own

1:45 pm –   3:45 pm            Education Topic: Growing Your Business Part 2 – See Topic Summary Page 2 (2hrs CE) / Speaker: Tim Conner

4:00 pm –   5:00 pm            Round Table Discussions (1hrs CE)        

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm             Break to Prepare for Dinner

6:30 pm – Till                      Dinner / Awards / Bingo / Board Oath (1hr CE)

Agenda for Sunday, August 19, 2018

8:30 am – 9:00 am           Registration

9:00 am – 12:00 pm           GAR Course: Wills, Trusts, Powers-of-Attorney (3hrs CE) / Speaker: Cheryl King



Keynote Speaker: Tim Conner

About: Tim is a global speaker, trainer and best-selling author. He will presenting to our group on the following topics on Saturday, August 18th. You can learn more about Tim on his website at

Growing your business with effectiveness, wisdom and fun.
Sales and marketing – The world is changing and it’s vital that to grow your business or even sustain it you need to stay ahead of the curve.
Motivation – Passion and motivation are not outside-in but inside-out. When you lose the ability to stay excited you lose your purpose and value.
Staying Relevant – relevance is giving the market and your customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it and where,  When you lose this ability you are history.
Turning negativity into positivity – Negativity and pessimism is a guarantee of failure.  Optimism is not a guarantee of success but it has a better track record of it.

GAR Partners in Education Course Info:

Speaker: Cheryl King

About: Cheryl is a Founding Partner of Sparks, King, Watts & Reddick and the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Alpharetta office. She serves on the firm’s Management Committee and oversees Support Services, Compliance, Education & Business Development. Cheryl is a licensed REALTOR. Cheryl received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond Law School.

Course Info: Learn to ask asking the right questions and knowing the basics of title examinations, you can reduce – if not eliminate – last minute delays. This course not only reviews many title issues and how these issues can be addressed long before closing, but also applicable provisions of the GAR Purchase and Sales Agreements.