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 may be overqualified if you:

  • Serve(d) as chairman on two or more NAR committees
  • Serve(d) as an NAR RVP
  • Serve(d) on the NAR Executive Committee
  • Serve(d) on the NAR Leadership Team or Extended Leadership Team
  • Serve(d) as an NAR committee liaison

Process and Notification of Acceptance

The Academy is selected through a committee process by the NAR Leadership Academy Advisory Group. This group reports to the Leadership Team. Selected interviews will be conducted by the Advisory Group during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Expo in May 2020 in Washington, D.C. Applicants will be notified in mid-September 2020.