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2023 Right of Way Professionals Workshop

Date: September 27, 2023 – September 29, 2023
Location: Breezy Point Conference Center

The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Land Management invites you to attend the 2023 Right of Way Professionals Workshop. This year marks the Department’s 30th year of sponsoring this workshop. What began as an information sharing event in 1993 for MnDOT employees has grown into an event that has proven to be of value to both public and private sector right of way professionals throughout the State of Minnesota. There will be topics of interest to practitioners engaged in the acquisition of right of way for transportation improvement projects. The core subjects to be covered at the workshop include appraisal, purchasing, relocation assistance and legal considerations involving right of way activities. Related topics will include environmental topics, negotiating real estate rights, condemnation, case law and legislative updates, and other topics of interest to MnDOT staff as well as our city, county, and private sector partners.

Tentative Workshop Schedule

Workshop check in begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The workshop program starts at 10:30 a.m. It includes 2.5 days of educational sessions and exhibits. The workshop concludes on Friday, September 29, 2023, at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Registration will close on August 31, 2023 or when registration has been filled.
  • Registration fee is $175 when you register on or before August 18, 2023
  • Registration fee increases to $200 when you register after August 18, 2023
  • Registration cancellations must be received by September 8, 2023, for a full workshop fee refund. Substitutions are permitted.

MnDOT Employee Registration Process
  • Complete the MnDOT Registration Form and obtain supervisory approval for your training request.
  • Follow your Office/District Training Registration Process; do not follow the process below.
  • You will receive an enrollment confirmation via email once approved.

Non-MnDOT Employee Registration Process
  • NEW! Registration for the Workshop can now be completed online! Please visit the MnDOT Training Course Registration and Payment website and select the 2023 Right of Way Professionals Workshop from the pull-down menu to register. If you are a presenter, please do not use this registration process.

    Note: The online registration form asks you to provide Not Public data about yourself. You are not legally required to provide any data, however without your data you cannot register for the conference. The data you provide is subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and in addition to the conference organizers may be accessible to anyone who requests the data.

  • The registration fee will cover workshop costs. It is non-negotiable but is transferable.

    Note: The registration fee does not include the cost of meals and lodging at the workshop. Please fill out the Breezy Point Reservation Form to reserve meals and lodging.

  • Complete the Breezy Point Lodging Reservation Form for lodging and commuter meal plans.
  • Please scan and email completed form to: groups@breezypointresort.com or mail completed form to: Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point, MN 56472
  • After your lodging reservation has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation from Breezy Point.

    Skip step 2 if you do not require lodging or meals from Breezy Point. If you are lodging somewhere else, you may still purchase the meal package from Breezy Point.

Applications will be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Commerce for approval of 14 Appraiser and 14 Real Estate Continuing Education Credits but at this time credit approval has not been granted. In addition, an application will be submitted to the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 13 continuing legal education credits. While it is our goal to secure these credit approvals for attendee’s respective license requirements, please understand that we cannot guarantee that 14 credits will be approved at this time. This website will be updated when credits are approved which will not be until August at the earliest.

Please Note: To earn real estate and appraiser credits, full attendance at the workshop is required. You are required to attend a different session during each hour of the workshop. Attendees will not be able to qualify for a portion of the credits offered. Real Estate and Appraiser credits will be earned on an “all or nothing” basis.

Each attendee will be asked to have their name tag bar codes scanned at the beginning of each session. This is necessary in order for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to be in compliance with the Minnesota Department of Commerce rules and guidelines in qualifying for continuing education credits for this workshop. For real estate and appraiser continuing education purposes, failure to have the bar code scanned will result in a forfeiture of all continuing education credits for this workshop! Please remember, MnDOT is merely offering you an opportunity to earn continuing education credits, but it is ultimately your responsibility to be in compliance with your respective license requirements. MnDOT will assume no responsibility in you earning your continuing education credits.

Participants licensed through the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geosciences, and Interior Design should review the program to determine suitability of select sessions for meeting board defined professional development standards. It is the responsibility of the attendee to select training sessions that will meet personal training needs and satisfy defined licensing standards requirements. Training signature sheets will remain on file, should they be required for verification purposes. Workshop participants are responsible, however, for submitting for Professional Development Hours with AELSLAGID.

Certificates: To receive a certificate of attendance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, workshop participants are required to have attended the full 2 ½ days of sessions. A certificate of attendance can be request by sending an email to Lorianna Yang at lorianna.yang@state.mn.us after the workshop. 10 days after the workshop however, after reviewing the bar code scans, Lorianna Yang will send appraisers and real estate licensed attendees an “official” continuing education certificate to retain for your records.

Vendor displays and exhibits can be viewed in the Minnesota Dining Rooms. Vendor displays can be viewed throughout the workshop. Exhibitors will be happy to answer specific questions regarding their products and services. If you or your company would like to participate in the vendor display area at the 2023 Right of Way Workshop, please contact Lorianna Yang via email at: lorianna.yang@state.mn.us. There is no cost to have a vendor display, but space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis to the first 18 interested companies. If you would like to attend the workshop sessions, you will need to follow the Workshop Registration and Payment Process.

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