Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Work Group Purpose

To develop an online version of a local association membership orientation program or key components of a program that could be included in such an orientation.

Meeting Activity

Work group members received an overview on the development and availability of the NAR online orientation module from Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Learning Library, and NAR Marketing staff Karen Bebart and Kim DiGangi.  This module, which is on target and will be available by the beginning of 2014, and will include the following:

Welcome from NAR President Steve Brown

The Power of the REALTOR® Brand

The Three-Way Agreement

The Voice for Real Estate

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Member Involvement
  • Outreach to Consumers

Exclusive Member Benefits

  • Code of Ethics
  • Realtors Property Resource®
  • REALTOR Benefits® Program
  • REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, A Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union
  • Member Value Plus (MVP+) Program

Information & Education

  • Continuing Education & Professional Development
  • Events & Networking
  • Research


  • Giving Back to the Community—Helping REALTORS® & Consumers
  • REALTOR® Trademark
  • REALTOR® Professionalism
  • REALTOR® Safety

NAR has negotiated preferred pricing so local and state association can work with Learning Library to develop their own customized orientation modules for use with the national module. 

Next Steps

A session on how to “Develop an Online New Member Orientation” will be held on March 24, 2014, at the AE Institute in Baltimore, MD, giving attendees an overview of the NAR online orientation module.  The first 50 associations to sign up by March 31, 2014, will be given a free orientation program.

Andrea Bushnell, RCE, Chair of the Association Executives Committee, will give an overview of the NAR online orientation module at the State Chief State meeting on March 22, 2014.

Learning Library and NAR will offer periodic webinars educating associations on how to create their own online orientation modules.

Next Meeting

The work group has disbanded

Work Group Members

Jerry Panz, RCE, CAE – Chair
Dan Sale, RCE, CAE – Vice Chair
Jean Beck, RCE
Jill Beck
David Bennett, CAE
Dawn Calvo, RCE
Jann Clark, RCE
Karmen Davenport
Lance Evans, RCE
Tina Grimes
Kathleen Hinman
Peggy Llagas
Kevan Lyons, RCE
Jeanette Newton, RCE
Thomas O’Bryant, RCE
Tess Pickerel, RCE
Veronica Precella, RCE
Ann Ritchie, RCE
Diane Ruggiero, RCE, CAE
Claire Shahzad, RCE
Dorothy Sperber, RCE
Donna Stone, RCE

Staff Executives

Renee Holland
Krystal Allen
Karen Bebart
Kim DiGangi


Bill Martin, RCE, CAE

Notice: The information on this page may not be current. The archive is a collection of content previously published on one or more NAR web properties. Archive pages are not updated and may no longer be accurate. Users must independently verify the accuracy and currency of the information found here. The National Association of REALTORS® disclaims all liability for any loss or injury resulting from the use of the information or data found on this page.