Thank You for Attending the 2021 Leadership Summit

Select presentation handouts are available within the schedule. All presentations will be available 5 days after the event has concluded. 

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The 2022 Leadership Summit is scheduled for August 8-9, 2022.  See you next year! 

 

2021 Leadership Summit Schedule

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Sunday, August 22

Registration

  • 3:00 - 7:00 pm
    Convention Registration Desk, Lobby Level

Badges will be required of all attendees. Please be sure to pick-up your badge prior to entering any meeting space. Due to the on-going pandemic, individuals have different levels of comfort with crowds, and this year's color-coded badges will reflect each person's social distancing comfort level. We ask that all attendees respect other's comfort level throughout the event.

If you do not have a Leadership Summit badge, you will not be granted access to the sessions. We appreciate your cooperation.

Monday, August 23

**Indicates session will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Registration

  • 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Convention Registration Desk, Lobby Level

NAR Displays

  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Promenade, Ballroom Level

NAR teams, benefit partners and NAR's affiliated institutes, societies, and councils, will be located in the Promenade of the Sheraton Chicago Ballroom. Stop by the displays to learn more about what NAR has to offer your associations and businesses.

Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am
    Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Promenade, Ballroom Level

A continental breakfast will be provided for all attendees. The ballroom will be open at 8:00 am to enjoy your breakfast or choose to visit the NAR displays.

Welcome

  • 9:00 – 9:15 am
    Welcome to the Leadership Summit!  Attendees are given an overview of what to expect over the course of the Summit.

Speakers:

  • Kaki Lybbert, 2022 NAR Vice President of Advocacy, Denton, Texas 
  • Shannon King, Vice President of Association Affairs, Kailua, Hawaii
  • Hagan Stone, REALTOR® Party Director, Nashville, Tennessee
Bonnie St. John

Keynote Speaker

  • 9:15 – 10:15 am
    Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Ballroom Level

Speaker: Bonnie St. John, Paralympic Athlete, Best-Selling Author, Business Owner, Fortune 500 Leadership

Break

  • 10:15 – 10:30 am

Dynamic Duo: Building a Strong AE/PE Partnership

  • 10:30 – 11:55 am
    Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Ballroom Level

Learn how to create and maintain strong partnerships and navigate ways to overcome bumps that may be encountered. 

Panel Discussion: Tips on Building Successful Relationships

  • 10:30 – 11:05 am

Veteran State AEs discuss ways to create successful partnerships that allow your association to meet its strategic priorities and help you navigate ways to build strong relationships and help shape the future of our associations. Come prepared with your burning question as the panel will be taking audience questions.

Moderator: Travis Kessler, President/CEO, Texas REALTORS®, Austin, Texas

Panelists:

  • Steve Francks, CEO, Washington REALTORS®, Olympia, Washington
  • Margy Grant, CEO, Florida REALTORS®, Orlando, Florida
  • Gavin Blair, CEO, Iowa Association of REALTORS®, Des Moines, Iowa

Strategic Planning Exercise

  • 11:05 - 11:35 am

A guided exercise will jump start your strategic planning and ensure that you are on the same page for the upcoming year.

Facilitator: Rebecca Thomson, Regional Vice President, Coldwell Banker Realty, Chicago, Illinois

AE/PE Roles and Responsibilities

  • 11:35 - 11:55 am

AEs and PEs will walk-through the roles and responsibilities of each position to pave the way for a successful 2022!

Facilitator: Ryan McLaughlin, CEO, Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®, Fairfax, Virginia

The Path Forward: How to Keep the Momentum Going on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Industry

  • 11:55 am - 12:20 pm

A panel of NAR's multicultural partners discuss ways to keep DEI initiatives in the real estate industry moving forward, reaching goals and tapping into our infinite potential.

Moderator: James Cristbook, 2022 Chair, NAR Diversity Committee, Birmingham, Michigan

Panelists:

  • Luis Padilla, 2020-2021 President-Elect, NAHREP, Miami, Florida
  • C. Renee Wilson, Interim Executive Director, NAREB, Lanham, MD
  • Tim Hur, 2022 President, AREAA, Duluth, Georgia
  • Ryan Weyandt, CEO, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, St. Paul, Minnesota

Lunch Break

12:20 - 1:20 pm

A boxed lunch will be provided. Feel free to eat in the ballroom, your room or other area of the hotel during this break. Be back by 1:30pm as we will begin the afternoon promptly.

Snapshots

  • 1:20 - 2:30 pm

Fast, focused talks on hot topics in the real estate industry

Staying Active: Increasing Member Involvement

  • 1:20 - 1:35 pm

Member involvement is the heartbeat of associations. Learn how to encourage and develop your members to participate in the association and recognize ways to develop your members into future leaders.

Speaker: Tricia Thomas, CEO, Bay East Association of REALTORS®, Alameda, California

Our Collective Voice

  • 1:35 - 1:50 pm

Speaker: Hagan Stone, 2022 REALTOR® Party Director, Nashville, Tennessee

Real Estate's Role in the Sustainability Movement

  • 1:50 - 2:05 pm

How does the real estate industry lead the way within the sustainability movement? You will be able identify ways to get involved and provide expertise at both the association level as well as within your members businesses.

Speaker: Dan Wagner, SVP, Government Relations, The Inland Real Estate Group, Oak Brook, Illinois

Making It Home: REALTOR® Safety on the Job

  • 2:05 - 2:15 pm

The most common crimes committed against REALTORS® are predatory in nature.  Recognize warning signs, hear from REALTORS® who have been victims of crimes, and learn how members can protect themselves from becoming a victim of a crime.

Speakers:

  • Janet Judd, 2022 Chair, REALTOR® Safety Committee, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dave Legaz, Immediate Past Chair, REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee, Queens County, New York

REALTOR® Relief Foundation 20th Anniversary

  • 2:20 - 2:35 pm

With its inception after the attacks of 9/11, THE REALTORS® Relief Foundation has been helping victims of natural disasters ever since.   Hear about the future of the foundation and how you can invest to ensure that it can help victims of future disasters.

Speakers: 

  • Michael Ford, RRF President 
  • Craig Wilburn, RRF Campaign Chair
  • Dave Legaz, RRF Campaign Chair

Break

  • 2:35 - 3:00 pm

The Main Event**

2022 NAR Presidential Keynote Address

Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 NAR President, Plano, Texas, presents her vision and strategic priorities for 2022.

  • 3:00 - 3:20 pm
Leadership Team Introduction

Leslie Rouda Smith will introduce the 2022 Extended Leadership Team.  Meet your Leadership Team, Liaisons and Regional Vice Presidents.

  • 3:20 - 3:30 pm
Bob Goldberg Headshot, CEO, NAR
Bringing It Back to Focus: Leslie and Bob on the Industry, Challenges Ahead and the Need to Give**

Leslie Rouda Smith and Bob Goldberg, NAR CEO, Chicago, Illinois, sit down together to have a frank discussion on ways to combat misinformation that is spread via social media or heard out in the field.  They will discuss the importance of the local, state and national roles in helping dispel some of the myths floating around and how the state and local associations are crucial in getting resources and messages down to the grassroots level.

A Room with a View: Theater on the Lake

  • 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Join your colleagues for a great opportunity to get connected with your peers while having a little fun. Experience Theater on the Lake, one of Chicago's jewels of the lakefront. Located in Lincoln Park the venue offers sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the downtown skyline. Enjoy fantastic food and great drinks while catching up with your friends and colleagues that you haven't seen in more than a year!

Transportation will be provided to and from the reception venue.

**Indicates session will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Tuesday, August 24

**Indicates session will be streamed on Facebook Live

NAR Displays

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
    Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Promenade, Ballroom Level

NAR teams, benefit partners and NAR's affiliated institutes, societies, and councils, will be located in the Promenade of the Sheraton Chicago Ballroom. Stop by the displays to learn more about what NAR has to offer your associations and businesses.

Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am
    Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Promenade, Ballroom Level

A continental breakfast will be provided for all attendees. The ballroom will be open at 8:00 am to enjoy your breakfast or choose to visit the NAR displays.

Welcome

  • 9:00 – 9:15 am

Attendees are welcomed back to day 2 of the Leadership Summit.

Speakers:

  • Kaki Lybbert, 2022 NAR Vice President of Advocacy, Denton, Texas 
  • Shannon King, Vice President of Association Affairs, Kailua, Hawaii
  • Hagan Stone, REALTOR® Party Director, Nashville, Tennessee

Economic Outlook**

Get a current update on the economic landscape and a look at where the market is headed.

Speaker: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®, Washington, DC

Legislative Outlook**

Get the latest on what is happening in Congress as well as an update on NAR's Legislative Agenda.

Panelists:

  • Helen Devlin, Vice President, Strategy and Advocacy Operations, National Association of REALTORS®, Washington DC
  • Bryan Greene, Vice President, Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®, Washington, DC

Break

  • 10:15 – 10:45 am

Impeccable Language: A Legal and Leadership Strategy

  • 10:45 – 11:05 am

Katie Johnson, NAR General Counsel shares information on developing a legal and leadership strategy for your associations.

Speaker: Katie Johnson, General Counsel, National Association of REALTORS®, Chicago, Illinois

Social Media Guidelines for NAR Leaders

2021 Leadership Summit Closing Keynote Charlie Rocket Headshot

Closing Keynote Address

  • 11:05 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker: Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley Founder and CEO of The Dream Machine Foundation and Chief Dream Officer at Dreamr

NAR Building Tours

  • 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Registered Summit attendees are invited to a walking tour of the three newly renovated floors of our Chicago Headquarters: the Amenity Level, 12th Floor staff-occupied space, and the Sky Level addition, home to our state of the art Boardroom and Conference Center. To adhere to capacity restrictions, a limited number of 30-minute tours are available and attendees must reserve a slot when registering for the Summit; we are not able to accommodate walk-ins or late arrivals. Please arrive 10 minutes before your reservation. Information regarding building safety protocols will be provided prior to the Summit.

**Indicates session will be streamed on Facebook Live.

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