Leadership Academy

For questions about this program, please contact Marqué Bressler (614) 498-1016.

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Leadership Academy

In 2010, the Columbus REALTORS® made a commitment that it would seek to nurture potential industry and community leaders. After successfully completing three programs, we're pleased to again offer REALTORS® this powerful series designed to help you develop your personal and professional leadership skills. Make this next year count!

2016-17 Leadership Academy Class

"Leadership Academy prepares you for life. This was an excellent way to improve my personal skills, expand my mind and gave me an opportunity to explore this amazing community. This is one training experience you never regret signing up for or forget what you have learned." -Lisa Gibbs, Class of 2016-2017

"Leadership Academy is an incredible experience that will truly challenge you, and I’d recommend it to any of my other Realtor friends out there. You’ll learn so much about this great city we live in … and a few things about yourself as well." -David Gill, Class of 2016-2017

Learn more about our 2016-2017 class!

 

2015-16 Leadership Academy Class

 

"Leadership Academy was an incredible adventure. I had the opportunity to grow as a REALTOR® and leader in a variety of ways.  The time & investment in this program will pay dividends in my personal life and career for years to come. The friendships made with the 11 other candidates are priceless."  – Mandy Harless, Class of 2015-16

"This program was inspirational as well as educational.  I learned more about myself and my community in eight months than in my previous 40 years."  - Matt Long, Class of 2015-16

Learn more about our 2015-2016 class!

2014-15 Leadership Academy Class

 

"What an extraordinary way to experience Columbus!  You gave us access to people and places we never would have on our own. And even as a lifelong resident, I discovered things about Columbus I never knew. Thank you to opening our minds to so many possibilities. Through this program we have witnessed the results of leaders who have come before us and have learned lessons that will help us go forward to do our part." – Sarah Eagleson, Class of 2014-15

"The Leadership Academy is a great way to learn more about not only our Association, but our city, our Government, and the opportunities for Leadership roles beyond your real estate career." – Stacy McVey, Class of 2014-15

Learn more about our 2014-2015 class!

2013-14 Leadership Academy Class

 

"The training in Leadership Academy taught me how to think, act and become the leader I always thought I had inside of me. It opened my eyes to ways I can serve my community, clients, family and friends. The resources you get exposed to, lead to serving opportunities that go well beyond your profession. Your role as a leader will forever be evolving." –  Arnold DeSena, 2013/14 graduate

"I have been in the real estate business for 26 years and this program opened my eyes to many different aspects of life! You can always do things better." – John Royer, 2013/14 graduate

Learn more about our 2013-2014 class!

2012-13 Leadership Academy Class

 

“The Columbus REALTORS® Leadership Academy is a well thought out, well executed program for any member that is interested in leadership or may already be a leader. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in becoming a more effective leader.” – Emmanuel Remy, 2012/13 graduate

“Most diverse experience of meeting important, interesting, and diverse group of leaders in our community. The opportunity to meet people and learn about their jobs and organizations was invaluable and will be remembered for the rest of my life.” – Jay Zollars, 2012/13 graduate

Learn more about our 2012-2013 class!

2011-12 Leadership Academy - Charter Member Class

"The Leadership Academy provided the opportunity for me to develop, improve, expand, and strengthen my personal and professional leadership and communications skills. I would recommend the academy to anyone wanting to increase their leadership capabilities." – Shad Phipps, 2011-2012 class graduate

"Of all the leadership roles I have been in over the past 34 years in Real Estate, I found there is so much more to learn. The Columbus REALTORS® Leadership Academy is a great way to expand your knowledge and keep you growing in leadership." – Jill Rudler, 2011-2012 class graduate

Learn more about our 2011-2012 charter member class!

There is a leader in you waiting to grow!

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Program description

Class of 2017-18
Class of 2016-17
Class of 2015-16 
Class of 2014-15
Class of 2013-14 
Class of 2012-13 
Class of 2011-12 - Charter class

Important Information

  • 12 REALTORS® selected per class 
  • $850 tuition (non-refundable)
  • Attendance at all programs is required
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1, 2017

Candidate Criteria

  • REALTOR® member in good standing for the last three years (as of Aug. 1 of the current year).
  • Demonstrated leadership attributes including, but not limited to: people skills, courage, decisiveness, integrity, creativity, curiosity, big-picture thinking
  • Two letters of recommendation. Address to: Arnold DeSena, Chair, Leadership Academy Advisory Board. email, fax to (614) 475-4091 or mail to 2700 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219.
  • Signed application which includes commitment to attend all Leadership Academy programs.

2017-2018 Program

  1. Meet & Greet - Sept. 11; 8:30a-1:30p
  2. The Amazing Race – Columbus - Sept. 22; 8:00a-6p
  3. REALTOR® Family Tree - Oct. 23; 8:30a-5p
  4. It’s Not Personal, It’s Business...Development - Nov. 20; 8:30a-5p
  5. Crucial Conversations - Jan. 19; 8:30a-5p
  6. Speak Up! - Feb. 23; 8:30a-5p
  7. See Your Government in Action - March 12; 8:30a-5p
  8. You get what you give - April 6; 8:30a-5p
  9. Graduation - May 4; 8:30a-2p

Objectives

  • Develop leadership skills applicable to all levels of the individual’s life – personal, professional, community and association
  • Develop future leaders for our communities and association. The Leadership Academy is not just for members interested in leadership at Columbus REALTORS® – but also for those who are interested in developing your personal and professional skills and/or becoming a leader in your company, community, philanthropy, etc.
  • Increase awareness of real estate and association management issues and challenges, purpose, structure and benefits of the national, state and local associations for our industry
  • Acquaint and expand candidate’s knowledge of community and government initiatives and programs identifying how they relate to our businesses and families.
  • Improve candidate’s people, team building and communication skills in order to develop a more effective leader.

"The vision of a leader is the hope of the pack."