Leadership Summit Program Schedule

August 13-15, 2017

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Badge Pick Up

Badge Pick Up & Information Desk
Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, August 13
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Badge Pick Up
Lobby Level

Monday, August 14
7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Badge Pick Up    
Lobby Level

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Information Desk
Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

Tuesday, August 15
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Information Desk
Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

Sunday August 13

9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
(Advanced Registration) 
REALTORS® Leadership Program 200 & 300 Series
InterContinental Hotel 
505 North Michigan Avenue 
King Arthur Court, Camelot Room & Exchange Room 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Commercial Leadership Workshop
Lowes Chicago Hotel 
455 North Park Drive 
Sullivan A&B Ballroom 

5:30 pm – 7:00pm 
Welcome Reception
Morgan Manufacturing 
401 North Morgan Street 

Transportation available to/from the Sheraton Grand Chicago and the InterContinental Hotels to the reception. Buses will begin leaving at 5pm and looping every 15 minutes until 7:30pm. 

Monday August 14

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Lucky Strike in AMC 21 Building
322 E. Illinois, Level 2

8:00 am – 9:15 am
Regional Vice Presidents Breakfast
Sheraton, Missouri Room, Level 2

8:00 am – 9:15 am
State Presidents Breakfast
Sheraton, Columbus A & B Room, Level 3

8:00 am – 9:15 am
Breakfast with Bob
State AEs breakfast with Bob Goldberg
Sheraton, Erie Room, Level 2

8:00 am – 9:15 am
“How to” Workshops
322 E. Illinois, Level 3
Two Session Times:  8:00a – 8:30a & 8:45a – 9:15a.

How to Conduct an Effective Board of Directors Meeting and Use Robert Rules Successfully
AMC Theater #9
Moderator:  Tiffany Meyer, 2018 President, Ohio Association of REALTORS®

How to Navigate the Presidents Resources on NAR.Realtor
AMC Theater #11
Moderator:  Krista Clark, Commercial & Business Specialties Liaison

How to Thrive with Core Standards
AMC Theater #12
Moderator:  Andrea Bushnell, Chief Executive Officer, North Carolina Association of REALTORS®\

How to Evaluate Your CEO
AMC Theater #4
Moderators:  Kevin Watkins, Director, Strategic Association Management Services; Ron Phipps, 2011 NAR President

How to Have an Event Your Members Want to Attend
AMC Theater #7
Moderators:  Christina Pappas, Large Firms & Industry Relations Liaison; Eric Sain, REALTOR® Party Disbursement Liaison
See a special video message from your presenters. 

How to Position Your Association in the Center of Economic Growth
AMC Theater #13
Moderator:  Emily Line, Vice President, Commercial Services, Realtors Property Resource®

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois

9:45 am
Doors Open for Seating by Region
Sheraton Hotel, Ballroom, Level 4

10:05 am – 10:15 am
Opening & Leadership Remarks

10:15 am – 10:50 am
Vernice Armour, known simply as FlyGirl
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to a United States Marine Corps combat pilot in three years. Within a year, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. After serving two tours overseas, she became America’s first African-American female combat pilot. After returning home, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how.  Vernice holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Chancellor University.

10:50 am – 11:30 am
118% for Success in 2018
Colleen Badagliacco, Vice President, Association Affairs; Heather Ozur, Chair, Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee; Nate Johnson, 2018 President, Missouri Association of REALTORS®; and John Sebree, Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Association of REALTORS®

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
REALTOR® Party Vote, Act, Invest

Eric Sain, REALTOR® Party Disbursement Liaison; Tray Bates, REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison; Mary Dykstra, REALTOR® Party Community Engagement Liaison; Julie Minto, REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Liaison

Margo Wheeler, REALTOR® Party Director
Kenny Parcell, Vice President, Government Affairs

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch (box lunches provided)
Sheraton, Ballroom Promenade

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
Leigh Brown and Brian Copeland, Emcees Interview Zeke Morris, 2017 Chair, Fair Housing Act Anniversary Work Group

1:10 pm – 1:40 pm
Owning NAR’s Research, Legal Guidance and Legislative Insights
Panelists: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist; Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications; Jamie Gregory, Deputy Chief Lobbyist and Jessica Edgerton, Associate Counsel.  
Moderator:  Kevin Brown, Public & Federal Issues Liaison

1:40 pm – 2:10 pm
Social Leadership
Katie Johnson, General Counsel and Nobu Hata, Director, Member Engagement

2:10 pm – 2:40 pm
Charlene Li
Charlene is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, “Groundswell.” She is an advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. 

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm
Broker Straight Talk
Leigh Brown and Brian Copeland, Emcees Interview Merle Whitehead, MLS & Data Management Liaison

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm
Ask Treasurer Tom Anything
Tom Riley, Treasurer, National Association of REALTORS®; Leigh Brown and Brian Copeland, Emcees

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
The Intangible Skills of Great Leaders
Dale Stinton, NAR CEO Emeritus; Jerry Matthews, Consultant; Rob Authier, Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and Janet Kane, Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (AZ)

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm
Own It Coin Presentation
Vince Malta, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS®

4:30 pm
Program Adjourns

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Chicago Convention Orientation
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Michigan Room, Level 2
Rebecca Thomson and Colin Mullane, 2018 Co-Chairs, Meetings and Conference Committee;
Matt Lombardi, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Events & Alliances and Stacey Grotz, Marketing & Communications Manager, Convention

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
NAR & Chicago Association Building Tour
430 North Michigan Avenue
The last tour departs at 6:00 pm

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
NAR Programs & Resources Display Area
NAR Building
430 North Michigan Avenue
2nd Floor Conference Room
Please visit our Display Area for member programs and resources.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am
R-Rated Event (Optional)
After dinner meet-up for REALTORS®
Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub
400 North McClurg Court - Sheraton Hotel River Walk

Tuesday August 15

The Leadership Summit Program will be Streaming LIVE on Facebook!

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7:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Sheraton, Ballroom Promenade

8:00 am
Doors Open for Seating by Region
Sheraton Hotel, Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

8:15 am
Call to Order

8:20 am – 9:00 am
President’s Remarks
Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 President, National Association of REALTORS®

Elizabeth is the CEO for RE/MAX Boone Realty in Columbia, MO and has been a REALTOR® for 20 years. RE/MAX named her the “Mid-States Missouri Broker-Owner of the Year” in 2009 and the “International Broker Manager of the Year” in 2006. She is a sixth-generation REALTOR®. Active in her community, Elizabeth has served on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the local United Way and Job Point. She also founded and served as the first president of the Mid-Missouri affiliate for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

9:00 am – 9:15 am
CEO Remarks
Bob Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of REALTORS® 

Bob is an industry giant who has built his career forging programs and partnerships to strengthen the REALTOR® organization and drive success for its 1.2 million members. With 30 years of service to the industry, Bob is known as a nimble player and the architect of many of the association’s forward-looking major initiatives. As CEO, Bob draws on expertise in marketing, business development, mergers and acquisitions, revenue generation, product lifecycle management, and professional development.

For his leadership, Bob was recognized in the 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 (ranked 28th overall and second in association management) and in the Inman News Real Estate influencers of 2017. Bob holds a degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an ePRO certification from NAR.  

9:15 am – 10:05 am
Industry Panel

Stefan Swanepoel, Executive, Editor-in-Chief, Swanepoel
Brad Inman, Founder Owner, Inman
Bob Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of REALTORS®
Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 President, National Association of REALTORS®

John Smaby, President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS®

10:05 am – 10:35 am

10:35 am – 10:45 am       
2018 Team

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Eric Thomas, Motivational Speaker, Author, Minister, and former NFL Player
Eric is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, audible.com Audie Awards Finalist and the electrifying Voice-Over talent credited with propelling the Miami Heat to total victory in the NBA Finals in 2012. His fiery & galvanizing charge of “ALL IN!” took the Cleveland Cavaliers, the city, and the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers to a unifying plateau they had never before experienced before game three of the 2015 NBA Finals! ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative style and high-energy messages. His words continue to impact tens of millions of people across the planet through a significant social media presence. With his recent domestic and international tours, “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon! He holds a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Michigan State University.


12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NAR Programs & Resources Display Area
NAR Building
430 North Michigan Avenue
2nd Floor Conference Room
Please visit our display area for member programs and resources