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
Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Transportation to/from the Sheraton Grand Chicago and InterContinental hotels to the reception will begin at 5pm, looping every 15 minutes until 7:30 pm.

Monday, August 12

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

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

8:00 am
Doors Open for General Session
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

9:00 am
General Session
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade
Emcees: Mabél Guzmán, 2020 Vice President of Association Affairs
Christine Hansen, 2020 Vice President of Advocacy


Welcome
Mabél Guzmán
Christine Hansen


Presidential Keynote Introduction
Pete Kopf, REALTOR® Party Director

Presidential Keynote
Vince Malta, 2020 NAR President

Vince Malta

As a third-generation REALTOR®, with 43 years of experience in the real estate business, Vince Malta’s personal and professional story demonstrates the path that led him to be the leader he is today. His steadfast commitment to expertise, authenticity and professionalism hallmark all aspects of Vince’s life – whether it be working with a client, serving in a leadership role, or embracing a hobby. These qualities are at the heart of Vince’s vision of what REALTORS®, as well as our local, state and national REALTOR® associations, must do to remain industry leaders and OWN WHO WE R.

9:45 am
General Session
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

Leadership Introduction
Charlie Oppler, 2020 NAR President-Elect
Leslie Rouda Smith, 2020 First Vice President

Leadership Keynote
Ron Phipps, 2011 NAR President

Leadership Workshop Introduction
Ziggy Zicarelli, 2020 REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison
Susan Martins-Phipps, 2020 Commercial & Business Specialties Liaison

Group work on leadership lead by Second City Improv.

11:15 am
Lunch
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade
(Seating also available on the River Walk.)
Boxed lunches are provided.

12:45 pm
General Session
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade
Emcees: Mabél Guzmán, 2020 Vice President of Association Affairs
Christine Hansen, 2020 Vice President of Advocacy


Team Building Introduction
Zeke Morris, 2020 REALTOR® Party Community Engagement Liaison
Sara Lipnitz, 2020 REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Liaison


Team Building Keynote
Lynn Madison, Owner, Lynn Madison Seminars
Terry Watson, Easify, Inc.


Team Building Workshop Introduction
Lēil Koch, 2020 Global Real Estate Liaison
John Horning, 2020 Large Firms & Industry Relations Liaison

Group work on team building led by Second City Improv.

2:15 pm
Break

2:45 pm
Keynote Speaker
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

Keynote Introduction
John Flor, NAR Treasurer

Keynote
Janine Driver

Image of Janine Driver, with blonde hair, blue eyes, with chin resting on hand, posed.

Janine Driver is the New York Times bestselling author of You Say More Than You Think and You Can’t Lie to Me. She is also the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute, where she offers advanced communications training to help upper management build executive presence and become the total leader. Imagine the impact you will have on others when you are inspired to look at the world differently!

3:45 pm
Wrap-Up
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade
Emcees: Mabél Guzmán, 2020 Vice President of Association Affairs
Christine Hansen, 2020 Vice President of Advocacy

4:00 pm
Adjourn
You are free to network and explore Chicago! Dinner is on your own.

Tuesday, August 13

7:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

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

8:00 am
General Session
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade
Emcees: Mabél Guzmán, 2020 Vice President of Association Affairs
Christine Hansen, 2020 Vice President of Advocacy

Welcome
Mabél Guzmán
Christine Hansen

Introduction
Ann DeFries, 2020 Association Leadership Liaison

Leadership Principles that Inspire NAR's CEO
Bob Goldberg, CEO, National Association of REALTORS®

Bob Goldberg

As CEO since August 2017, Bob Goldberg has worked closely with NAR’s leadership to transform the organization—introducing a staff culture focused on putting members first, leading change, communication, collaboration and giving respect.

Among the initiatives he has launched are an Innovation, Technology and Investment Summit; an Executive Outreach Program; and "Day in the Life of a REALTOR®," a program that puts every NAR staff person into the field each year to better understand the work of REALTORS® and local associations.

8:30 am
NAR Updates
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

8:30 am
Economic Update

Introduction
Tiffany Meyer, 2020 Member Services Liaison

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®

8:50 am
Hill Update

Introduction
Nate Johnson, 2020 Public & Federal Issues Liaison

Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS®

9:10 am
Legal Update

Introduction
Robert Bailey, 2020 Law & Policy Liaison

Katie Johnson, General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer, National Association of REALTORS®

9:45 am
Break

10:00 am
Communications 
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

Introduction
Shadrick Bogany, 2020 MLS & Data Management Liaison
Steve LaRue, 2020 REALTOR® Party Disbursement Liaison


Victoria Gillespie, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, National Association of REALTORS®

11:00 am
Keynote Speaker
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ballroom Promenade

Keynote Introduction
John Smaby, 2019 NAR President

Keynote
Jesse Itzler

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Jesse Itzler, entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller Living with a Seal, shares what leadership means to him and gives practical takeaways on how to lead successfully.

11:45 am
Adjourn

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Welcome Keynote Speaker Janine Driver

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New York Times Best Selling author Janine Driver, understands the importance of body language. Founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute, prepare to learn nine body language moves to get you what you want, and inspire you to look at the world differently.

Read Janine's Bio

Janine Driver is a New York Times Best Selling author, keynote, speaker, media expert and founder, president, and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute. Janine was a federal law enforcement officer with the United States Justice Department, where she trained over 60,000 law enforcement employees on how to read body language and detect deception. Janine will teach you nine body language moves to get you what you want, and inspire you to look at the world differently.