2022 Leadership Summit Schedule of Events

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

3 – 7 pm: Registration Open

  • Convention Registration, Lobby Level

6 – 7 pm: First Time AE & Solo Traveler Meet-up

  • Are you a First Time AE, or traveling to the Summit without your President-elect or AE counterpart? Join us for a special meet-up, just for you! 
  • Colorado Room, Level 2

7 – 10 pm: White & REALTOR® Blue Party

  • Wear your favorite White & REALTOR® Blue attire while you catch up with your peers and enjoy delicious food and drinks. The reception is included in your Leadership Summit registration, and your attendee badge is required for admittance onto the shuttles and venue. 
  • This year’s Leadership Summit reception is being held at one of Chicago’s premier event venues, The Old Post Office. Once the largest property of its kind in the world, built to accommodate the meteoric rise of the mail-order industry in 1932, the Old Post Office has recently completed an $800 million renovation and boasts over 2.5 million SF of stunning multi-use office and event space. 
  • The Old Post Office
    433 W. Van Buren St.
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Transportation will be provided between the Sheraton and The Old Post Office all evening. Busses will begin loading at 6:30pm near Badge Pick-up. The last shuttle will depart the Old Post Office at 10:15pm.

Monday, August 8, 2022

7 – 8 am: Continental Breakfast

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

7 am – 4 pm: NAR Displays Open

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

7 am – 4 pm: Registration Open 

  • Convention Registration, Lobby Level

8 - 8:15 am: Opening Session

  • We’re so excited you're here! Margo Wheeler will tee up your Summit experience and kick off the show.
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

8:15 - 8:50 am: Presidential Welcome

  • 2023 President Kenny Parcell welcomes attendees to the 2022 Leadership Summit
  • Additional Speakers: 2023 VP of Advocacy Pete Kopf
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

8:50 - 9:10 am: Perseverance

  • Speaker: Matt Manzari
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

9:10 - 9:15 am: Introduction of the 2023 Committee Liaisons

  • Speaker: 2023 President Kenny Parcell
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

9:15 - 9:25 am: Overview of Leadership Resource Guide

  • Each attendee received a copy of the 2023 Leadership Resource Guide with their registration materials. Tracy Kasper will give an overview of its contents and explain how it can be a useful resource to you during your leadership tenure.
  • Speaker: 2023 President-elect Tracy Kasper
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

9:25 - 9:40 am: Consumer Advertising Campaign

9:40 - 10:10 am: The Malouf Foundation

  • The Malouf Foundation exists to confront child sexual exploitation, specifically sex trafficking and online abuse. The Malouf Foundation fulfills its mission by providing education, promoting healing, and furthering advocacy for survivors.
  • Speakers: Malouf Companies CEO + The Malouf Foundation President Sam Malouf, Founder and President of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation Elizabeth Smart, Director of Aftercare Development and Safe House Project Alia Dewees
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

10:10 – 10:30 am: Networking Break

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

10:30 – 10:35 am: Introduction of the 2023 Regional Vice Presidents

  • Speaker: 2023 First Vice President Kevin Sears
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

10:35 – 11:05 am: President & CEO: Unique Insights to Improve Understanding and Communication

  • How well do you know your staff? Is it possible that someone who is failing at your direction is failing because of you? Jess Biller will provide surprising insights into the different passions and communication styles of those you work with, incorporating the results of the survey completed by you and your peers!
  • Speaker: Jess Biller, Paramount Consulting Group
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

11:05 – 11:35 am: Working Relationship Between the AE and PE

  • Doug's presentation will look at the parallels between healthy marriages and healthy working relationships between AE and Board President.
  • Speaker: Doug Hinderer
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

11:35 – 11:40 am: Morning Recap

  • Speaker: 2023 VP of Association Affairs Margo Wheeler
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

11:40 am – 1 pm: Lunch Break

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

1 – 1:20 pm: Advocacy Update

  • Speakers: 2023 Treasurer Greg Hrabcak, NAR Chief Advocacy Officer Shannon McGahn
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

1:20 – 1:50 pm: Pitch Battle

  • The purpose of the Leadership Summit Pitch Battle is to offer a platform for Leadership Summit attendees to share the value that the REALTOR® brand has brought to their customers, communities, and/or their associations. Watch the five finalists deliver their pitch live! Winners will be selected by live audience vote:

    Tiffany Johannes
    Canopy REALTOR® Association

    Kelly Thornton
    Greater Piedmont REALTORS®

    Jeff Bone
    Greater Lansing Association of R REALTORS®

    Tim McDougal
    Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS®

    Dale Zahn
    West MI Lakeshore Association of REALTORS®
  • Speakers: NAR Member Services Liaison Natalie Davis
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

1:50 – 2:10 pm: Introducing Riding with the Brand

  • Colin Mullane will introduce the 2023 initiative called Riding with the Brand which aims to engage and activate members in their local communities through a multi-stop tour featuring pop up events and showcasing the value and benefits of REALTOR® associations. This nationwide tour will build promise and pride in the REALTOR® brand which is defined by the actions of every individual member.
  • Speaker: 2023 REALTOR® Party Director Colin Mullane
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

2:10 – 2:30 pm: Networking Break

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

2:30 – 2:40 pm: Storytelling Session    

  • Speaker: NAR Chief Storyteller Janelle Brevard
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

2:40 – 3:00 pm: Loyalty to Your Brand 

  • What does it mean to be "loyal to your brand?" Tom will share insights from his unique experience with elite organizations, and how they can be applied to your own positions as NAR leaders.
  • Speaker: Tom Suit
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

3:00 – 3:40 pm: President's Message 

  • Day 1 closes with a conversation between Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 President, and Kenny Parcell, 2023 President. 
  • Speaker: 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2023 President Kenny Parcell
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

7 – 8 am: Continental Breakfast

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

7 am – 12 pm: Registration Open 

  • Conference Registration, Lobby Level

7 am – 12 pm: NAR Displays Open 

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

8 – 8:10 am: Welcome to Day 2!

  • Welcome to Day 2! Pat "Ziggy" Zicarelli will let you know what you can expect on the final day of Leadership Summit. 
  • Speaker: 2022 Regional Vice President, Region 13 Pat "Ziggy" Zicarelli
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

8:10 – 8:30 am: Riding with the Brand

  • Margy Grant will inspire associations to take advantage of the Riding with the Brand tour in order to highlight their value and advocacy to their members, the media, and local government. She’ll explain how state associations can receive NAR grants for this effort and how members and staff can help raise money for the REALTOR® Relief Foundation by entering to win a Riding with the Brand motorcycle.
  • Speaker: 2023 AEC-State AE Forum, Vice Chair Margy Grant
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

8:30 – 8:40 am: Why YPN?

  • Jairo Rodriguez, 2023 Chair, YPN, shares how Young Professionals Network helps young real estate practitioners become more savvy in the industry and expand networking and business opportunities.
  • Speaker: 2023 Chair, YPN - Jario Rodriguez
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

8:40 – 9:00 am: Why Mental Health Matters

  • Desmond Lomax is a clinical mental health therapist, with a passion for helping others in the field of therapy and corrections. This session will show how organizational change starts with individuals and individual mindset change.
  • Speaker: Desmond Lomax
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

9:00 – 9:20 am: Realtor.com: Empowering REALTOR® Growth for 25+ Years

  • A conversation between Realtor.com CEO David Doctorow and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg about the NAR-RDC relationship and our shared vision for REALTOR® success on the road ahead. 
  • Speakers: CEO of Move.com/Realtor.com David Doctorow, NAR Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

9:20 – 9:45 am: Economic Update

  • Speaker: NAR Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Research, Lawrence Yun
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

9:45 – 10:15 am: Networking Break

  • Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

10:15 – 10:40 am: Legal Update

  • Speaker: NAR General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer Katie Johnson
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

10:40 – 11:10 am: Victor or Victim?

  • Ben Kjar will close the 2022 Leadership Summit with a personal message about turning obstacles into opportunity. We guarantee that you will leave the Leadership Summit feeling motivated and inspired!
  • Speaker: Ben Kjar
  • Sheraton Chicago Ballroom, Level 4

12:30 – 4 pm: NAR Building Tours

  • NAR Headquarters
    430 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Pre-registration for tours not required. Tours are available on arrival