REALTOR® members who have leadership experience at the local and/or state level, but have not yet been actively involved at the national level, should apply to the Leadership Academy. The Academy is focused on developing participants' institutional, industry, and association knowledge.
REALTOR® members with demonstrated leadership abilities, and who are passionate about the industry and the issues, are encouraged to apply. Applicants often possess formal training from a local or state REALTOR® association, a JD, MBA, community, or military leadership program(s) in lieu of formal training. Be prepared to describe an incident or activity that had the most impact on your development as a leader. Responses to industry challenges and leadership aspirations are given careful consideration, as they reflect personal point of view and vision.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to contribute to diversity based on age, gender, ethnicity, geography, specialty, etc.
You are likely overqualified if you have served on one or more of these positions:
- Chair on two or more NAR committees or forums
- NAR Executive Committee member
- State REALTOR® Association President
- President of one of NAR’s Institutes, Societies and Councils
You are overqualified if you have serve(d) as NAR:
- Committee Liaison
- NAR Regional Vice President (RVP)
- NAR Leadership Team
- Finance Committee Member*
*Except if appointed by virtue of another position
If appointed to an NAR leadership position, you may be asked to resign.