The Leadership Academy identifies, inspires and mentors emerging leaders from the local and state level.

2026 NAR Leadership Academy

The application process will reopen in November 2024.

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.

Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to develop, enhance, and hone their leadership skills and competencies. The program will allow future leaders to experience multiple facets of leadership and define their leadership style along the way. Leadership Academy participants will also learn the history, structure, and inner workings of NAR leadership and work in teams to complete and present a Capstone Project.

2025 Sessions

NAR Leadership Academy program consists of eight sessions (four in person and four virtual).

Is the Leadership Academy Right for You?

Take a few minutes to answer some questions to decide if you're a good fit for the Leadership Academy. These questions and answers can provide you with the starting point for reflection, for personal insight, and for development planning.

See the questions

Connect With Us

If you have questions about the Leadership Academy, please contact us at 312-329-7740 or We look forward to your application.