About the REALTOR® Leadership Program

The REALTOR® Leadership Program (RLP) is designed to provide REALTOR® leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead local and state associations and multiple listing services.

The program focuses on key leadership and association management skills, including:

  • Leadership and governance
  • Staff and volunteer relationships
  • Meeting management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Duties of directors
  • Strategic planning
  • Communicating effectively
  • Strategic decision making
  • Governance principles
  • Risk management

What does the program consist of?

The program consists of:

Upon completion of the RLP course, participants receive a certificate of completion from the host association.

How can I participate in RLP?

Leadership 100 is offered online at no cost through NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development.

Leadership 200 and Leadership 300 are hosted by local and state associations and MLSs for committee and board members and aspiring volunteer leaders.

Leadership 400
While program content is geared toward REALTOR® and MLS leaders, presidents-elect and their chief staff executive typically attend the RLP courses together as a leadership team. Registration fee is $300 and breakfast and lunch are included. learn more.

What sets RLP apart from other leadership programs?

RLP prepares REALTORS® for association and MLS volunteerism. State and local association and MLS leadership programs teach REALTORS® the skills that will help them succeed as association and community leaders.

The RLP and state and local association leadership programs may be considered stepping stones to NAR’s Leadership Academy, which grooms state and local leaders for potential leadership roles at NAR.

The REALTORS® Excelling in Association Leadership (REAL) Course, an online course available at no cost through REALTOR® University, covers many of the same topics that are covered in the RLP. However, the REAL Course is self-paced, while the RLP is an interactive learning experience.

How can I learn more about RLP?

Contact NAR's Manager of Leadership Training, Laurie Oken (loken@realtors.org; 312-329-8307)



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