Leadership Development

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 aspiring to seasoned REALTOR® leaders, the Building Blocks, Road Map, and Vision Courses equip participants with the practical skills, concepts, knowledge, and practices needed for effective association leadership.

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.
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Take the Vision Course at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Interested in taking the REALTOR® L.E.A.D.: Vision Course: Executing Your Leadership Vision during the 2021 REALTORS® Conference and Trade Expo? Register for the Conference, and sign up for the course today. 


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 Buildng Blocks and Road Maps courses address foundational leadership skills and leadership strategies in an online, self-paced experience. The third course is the Vision Course: Executing Your Leadership Vision and is a live or live-virtual experience. It is offered by NAR a few times per year. Additionally, this course 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 REALTORLead@nar.realtor 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 this new leadership program are led by Elizabeth Mendenhall and include Ron Phipps, John Sebree, Christine Todd, Steve Francks, Ginger Downs, Tommy Choi, and Krista Clark.

To learn more about the L.E.A.D. Courses, please contact REALTORLead@nar.realtor.