Association Executives Committee
Volunteer Leadership Training Work Group
Sunday, March 13, 2016
San Antonio, Texas

Work Group Purpose

To review current AEC program offerings for volunteer leaders and determine whether new or revised program offerings should be proposed to help prepare members for their volunteer leadership roles.

Meeting Activity

The Volunteer Leadership Training Work Group reviewed and discussed AEC program offerings for volunteer leaders including the REALTOR® Leadership Program, Leadership Express,  President Roundtables, Online Volunteer Leadership Resource and REALTORS® Excelling in Association Leadership Self-study Course. The group agreed these programs have value to volunteer leaders.  Barriers to use include lack of time, cost (REALTOR® Leadership Program), lack of access (volunteers do not travel to NAR meetings) and lack of awareness.

The work group agreed that volunteer leaders need additional training.  One way to deliver the training will be through a monthly “Presidential Briefing” or drip campaign. The briefing will consist of a pushed-out leadership resource email directed to presidents and presidents-elects.  Each monthly briefing will focus on one main topic communicated in the form of short video vignettes, current online resources and other training offerings.  Topics will flow chronologically in relation to an officer’s leadership term.  Possible topics include: volunteer/AE roles and responsibilities, board duties, fiduciary duties, human resources, CEO evaluations, compensation and benefit policies, team building exercises, managing conflict, board orientation tips, spokesperson training, agenda/strategic planning and meeting management.

Next Steps

A survey will be sent to immediate past-presidents (2015 presidents) and association executives to determine training needs, training topics and delivery format.  The work group will meet at the REALTORS® Legislative Meeting to discuss the survey results and identify topics, speakers and additional leadership resources for the “Presidential Briefing.”

Next Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2015, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

REALTORS® Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo

Washington, D.C.

Work Group Members

Michele Holen, RCE (OR) -- Chair

David Bennett, CAE (FL) – Vice Chair

Sam Aubrey (NC)

Charay Brewer (IL)

Jim Crumrine (MD)

Nancy Deichert, RCE (NC)

Paula Hall, RCE (WI)

Kathy Hartman, RCE (CA)

Tessa Hultz, RCE, CAE, SRES (NC)

Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (NC)

Patty Jorgenson (WA)

Candy Joyce, RCE, CAE (TN)

Leah Krnjaic (PA)

Shay Lawson (AL)

Roger Nelson (AZ)

John Petrack (PA)

Donna Stone, RCE (MO)

Meghan Weinreich (SC)

Lynne Wherry (VA)

Kathleen Williams (SC)


David Peretti

Staff Executive

Laurie Oken

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