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RAPDD Summit 2024

The Hyatt Regency - Wichita, KS

april 16-18, 2024

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The RAPDD Summit is the only conference focused on Education Directors, AEs, or Association staff members who are charged with raising the bar among members – making them more competent, confident, professional and successful in their business.

Whew . . . this is no small task, but RAPDD is all about making it happen. RAPDD will help you gain the knowledge, skills and new ideas that will excite you and your members.

It also allows for Real Estate Educators to hone their skills and knowledge, while building relationships and partnerships with Associations in the common goal of providing the best education possible.

You’ll learn not only from the speakers but from each other on how to work more efficiently, effectively and successfully. The RAPDD Summit is the easiest way to get information on the keys to your success!

Keynote Speakers



Kickoff Keynote:

Valerie Garcia

As an international speaker & leadership coach who has worked with organizations across the globe, Valerie uses creative storytelling and actual nuts-and-bolts content to ensure that her audiences truly enjoy the learning process. Focusing on the importance of leading with joy, marketing like a human, and growth amid change, Valerie is known for delivering encouragement and truth with her signature straightforward style and sense of humor.

With over 20 years of experience in the corporate world and nearly a decade as an entrepreneur, Valerie gets it. She is well acquainted with the messy parts of life and leadership and passionate about helping leaders celebrate change and move from fear to forward.

Valerie doesn’t just talk about bravery; she lives it and knows what it means to “do it scared”. She believes that work and life improve immensely when we stop pretending and embrace our messy, authentic humanity.

Valerie is the author of the forthcoming book, We’re Gonna Need Cake: Celebrating Authentic Leadership in a Messy World, to be released in the summer of 2024.


Excellence in Education Dinner Keynote:

Steve Dickie

Steve Dickie is the Founder and Executive Director of The CharacterWorks Group, an organization that coaches leadership, team development and life change from the inside out.

Steve has been at the forefront in developing character programs for college basketball. He also works with corporations, community initiatives, school systems, leadership groups and individual leaders in self-leadership and team development.

Steve served as the Character Development Coach for Wichita State Shockers Basketball for 10 years. He was an important component in seasons that included 7 straight invitations to the NCAA tournament, 4 Conference Championships, a run to the Final Four and an undefeated regular season. Steve also served the Aftershocks, a Shocker alumni team participating in the national TBT Tournament. Steve has been featured on ESPN and written about in Sports Illustrated and several national and regional publications including the Wichita Eagle, Kansas City Star, Saint Louis Post-Dispatch and the Kansas Leadership Journal.

Originally from Southern California, Steve graduated from California State University, Fullerton. Steve has worked with students, adults and families for over 30 years in California and Kansas. Steve is the author of 6 books and numerous periodicals and is a popular speaker at conferences, churches, schools and universities, as well as business, leadership and community groups.

Steve is passionate about creative leadership, discovering the simple in the abstract, exploring new ways to do old things, empowering the extraordinary out of the ordinary and helping people align their abilities and talents with a purpose bigger than themselves.


Craig Grant & Monica Neubauer

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Early Bird: March 1, 2024

RAPDD Registration: April 5, 2024

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If you HAVE registered for RAPDD in previous years, you will use the same login and password to register for 2024.

If you forgot your username and/or password call 316-263-3167.

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The Hyatt Regency

400 W Waterman St, Wichita, KS 67202

(316) 293-1234







Rooms Available:






Rooms in the room block are available to reserve until capacity has been reached or by 03/24/2024.

Transportation to and from the airport will not be provided this year, as the Hyatt Regency offers a complimentary hotel shuttle van service. There is a direct phone available for guest use in the baggage claim area.

Reservations can be made through the front desk by calling 316-293-1234 and more details can be found HERE.

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)

2277 Eisenhower Airport Parkway, Wichita, KS 67209

April 16-18, 2024

Welcome Social - Monday, April 15, 2024 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Light hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar

Dinner By Reservation to follow

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

8:30-8:45 - Opening Remarks

Emcees: Craig Grant & Monica Neubauer

8:45-9:45 - Kickoff Keynote

“Let There Be Cake: Celebrating Authentic Leadership in a Messy World” - Valerie Garcia

10:00-11:00 - Individual Session (Ed Directors)

“Love Languages at Work” - Andrea Marzullo Lane

Individual Session (Instructors)

“Stand in Your Power and Bring It” - Taryn Kelly

11:15-12:15 - Individual Session (Ed Directors)

“Incredible Instructors Are Indispensable” - Melissa Hailey

Individual Session (Instructors)

TBD - Rod McIntyre

12:15-1:00 - Lunch

1:15-2:15 - Joint Session

“Everything AI do, AI do it for you: Your guide to utilizing Chat GPT (Part 1)” - John Gillam & Heather Haase

2:30-3:30 - Individual Session (Ed Directors)

“The Art of Experiences” - Valerie Garcia

Individual Session (Instructors)

“REEL Estate Magic: Use the Power of Storytelling and AI to Create Great Promo Videos” - Robert Kennedy III

3:45-5:15 - Speaker Showcase (Ed Directors)

Panel & Mastermind (Instructors)

"Hot Topics in the Real Estate Industry: Surfing the Waves of Change" - Moderated by: Monica Neubauer (Emcee)

6:00 - 8:00 - Dinner by Reservation

(Tables at restaurants will be reserved and sign-ups will be available for each. Food costs are not included with registration)

(included with registration)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

8:30-9:30 - Joint Session

"Stop, Collaborate, It's Written: Innovate Your Marketing Business Plan with Chat GPT (Part 2)"- John Gillam & Heather Haase

9:45-10:45 - Individual Session (Ed Directors)

“REEL Estate Magic: Use the Power of Storytelling and AI to Create Great Promo Videos” - Robert Kennedy III

Individual Session (Instructors)

“Zooming to Success” - Melissa Hailey

11:00-12:00 - Speaker Showcase (Ed Directors)

Individual Session (Instructors)

“The Art of Storytelling” - Valerie Garcia

12:00-1:00 - Lunch

1:15-2:15 - Individual Session (Ed Directors)

“Charting a Course through Challenge: Adapting to Lawsuits & Fortifying RE Competence” - John Gillam

Individual Session (Instructors)

“Yes, You CAN-VA” - Andrea Marzullo Lane

2:30-3:30 - Individual Session (Ed Directors)

“From Both Sides of the Desk: What You Should Know about Hiring Speakers” - Lisa Betts

Individual Session (Instructors)

TBD - Robert Kennedy III

3:45-5:15 - Speaker Showcase (Ed Directors)

Guided Mastermind Discussion (Instructors)

Moderated by: Craig Grant & Monica Neubauer (Emcees)

6:00 - 8:00 - Excellence in Education Dinner

Keynote Speaker - Steve Dickie (included with registration)

(included with registration)

Speaker Giving Talk

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:30-9:30 - Joint Session

“U B U: Embracing Your Own Uniqueness” - Andrea Marzullo Lane

9:45-10:45 - Feedback/Takeaways (Individual Sessions - Ed Directors/Instructors)

Moderated by: Craig Grant & Monica Neubauer (Emcees)

11:00-11:30 - Closing Session

Craig Grant & Monica Neubauer (Emcees)

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Contact Information

Mailing Address

170 W Dewey St, Wichita, KS 67202

Phone Number

(316) 263-3167

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Cancellation Policy: All registration cancellations must be made in writing and received before February 23, 2024. A $75 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations. No refund will be approved after the deadline.