REALTOR® L.E.A.D. Courses

Are you ready to excel while leading in times of change?

Enroll in the REALTOR® L.E.A.D. courses and set out on a path to succeed. Developed by top REALTOR® leaders exclusively for REALTOR® leaders at any stage of their journey, these exciting new courses equip participants with the practical skills, concepts, knowledge, and practices needed for effective association leadership.

REALTOR® L.E.A.D. Courses:

Building Blocks: Growing Your Leadership Skills
Format: Online/Self-paced               
Duration: 4 hours

Gain a foundation of the principles of leadership and develop practical skills.

Road Map: Advancing Your Leadership Journey
Format: Online/Self-paced
Duration: 4 hours

Determine effective leadership strategies through tried and true tactics for REALTOR® association leadership.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Course
Format: Online/Self-paced
Duration: 4 hours

This will provide REALTOR® volunteer leaders with a better understanding of the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as an introduction to some of the social psychology that makes it either easier or harder to live out DEI.

Vision Course: Executing Your Leadership Vision
Format: Instructor-led/Interactive   
Duration: 8 hours

Create a strong vision and a well-informed strategy to lead your REALTOR® association.

  • Courses will be offered by NAR in 2024 on Saturday, August 24th (Chicago, IL) and Sunday, November 6 (Boston, MA).
  • Registration costs $300 and will open for both courses in summer 2024.

Learn more about each course by selecting its page from the menu above.

What makes the REALTOR® L.E.A.D. courses different?

The courses are a leadership experience for the many stages of a volunteer leader’s journey. The courses use a series of story arcs to convey real life examples of leadership in the REALTOR® organization, as well as practical application and knowledge transfer. This course and program targets multiple volunteer leaders:

  • Emerging LeadersLeaders at the start of their journey that want to flesh out their skills to lead with intention and vision.
  • Seasoned LeadersLeaders with experience who want to explore and refine areas of growth as an elevation of skill.
  • Volunteer LeadersREALTOR® leaders who are interested in exploring leadership skills applicable at all levels.

The L.E.A.D. courses focus on developing and elevating essential leadership skills, and will also specifically address leadership needs for the REALTOR® association. The Building Blocks and Road Maps courses address foundational leadership skills and leadership strategies. The DEI course provides a foundational understanding of the social psychology that underpins DEI concepts, and then applies those concepts to REALTOR® leadership. The Vision Course is a live or live-virtual experience. It is offered by NAR a few times per year, or it can be licensed to a state or local association to offer for their own members. If you are interested in bringing this course to your association, please contact us at for more information.

The L.E.A.D. courses were created by NAR thought leaders to inspire, motivate, train, and educate aspiring leaders at every level of the association. An invaluable educational opportunity, L.E.A.D. leverages the collective knowledge and experience of REALTOR® luminaries to equip you with the tools, techniques, and practices to become an impactful REALTOR® or association leader.

Subject matter experts for the development of these new leadership courses include Elizabeth MendenhallRon Phipps, John Sebree, Christine Todd, Steve Francks, Ginger Downs, Tommy Choi, Krista Clark, Robert Morris, Bikel Frenelle, and Tessa Hultz.

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