Leadership Summit Schedule

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

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Sunday, August 11

5:30-7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier
Transportation to/from the Sheraton Grand Chicago and InterContinental hotels to the reception. Trolleys will begin leaving at 5pm and looping every 15 minutes until 7:30 pm.

Monday, August 12

8:00-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast Buffet
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Promenade

8:00 am
Doors open for seating

8:00am-4:30 pm
NAR Programs & Resources Displays
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Foyer

9:00-9:15 am
President's Address
Vince Malta, 2020 President
National Association of REALTORS®

9:45–11:15 am
Discussion on what makes an effective leader with Ron Phipps, NAR Past President
What effective leadership looks like, and how to be a great leader. A group workshop facilitated by the Chicago-based Second City will address how to lead during a crisis and how to manage conflict resolution.

11:15 am–12:45 pm
Lunch (box lunches provided)
Sheraton Ballroom Promenade. Seating also available on the River Walk.

12:45–2:15 pm
Team Building
Discussion of effectively building your team for maximized success; how to build a dynamic team to accomplish your goals whether at the association level or in your business is presented by Lynn Madison, Madison Seminars and Terry Watson, Easify, Inc.

Second City will once again facilitate a group workshop on building a strong team that will address the AE/PE relationship, how to build trust, how to support your team, and when to lead and when to follow.

2:15–2:45 pm

2:45–3:45 pm
Keynote Speaker
Janine Driver
Janine is the New York Times Best Selling Author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK and YOU CAN’T LIE TO ME. She is also the founder, president and lead instruction for the Body Language Institute where she offers advanced communications training that help executives build executive presence, which have helped clients and audiences become the total leader.  Imagine the impact you will have on others when you are inspired to at the world differently.

3:45–4:00 pm

4:00 pm
Attendees are free to network and explore all the excitement Chicago has this evening. Dinner is on your own.

Tuesday, August 13

7:00–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast Buffet
Sheraton Ballroom Promenade

7:00 am
Doors open for seating

7:00 am–12:00 pm
NAR Programs & Resources Displays
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Foyer

8:00-8:10 am

8:10am–8:30 am
CEO Address
Bob Goldberg, CEO

National Association of REALTORS®

8:30am–9:30 am
NAR Updates

  • 8:30-8:50 am
    Economic Update
    Lawrence Yun
    Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®
  • 8:50-9:10am
    Hill Update
    Shannon McGahn
    SVP, Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS®
  • 9:10-9:30am
    Legal Update
    Katie Johnson
    General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer, National Association of REALTORS®

9:30–9:45 am

Discussion of effectively building a comprehensive communications plan. How to communicate effectively with your members, client, and consumers at large by using empathy, effectively managing your message and examples of effective tools you can use.

10:45–11:45 am
Keynote Speaker

Speaker to be announced

11:45 am


Housing Opportunity Program

Programs, grants, trainings, and resources that help REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations expand housing availability and homeownership opportunities.