What is the Leadership Academy?
The Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy is an intense nine-month, five-stage program focused on goal setting, communication, business relationships, meeting management and time management.
The leadership development retreats are designed to guide each participant through their own self-discovery process, which will enable them to become a more positive influence within their own communities and within the industry as a whole. Read the following testimonial ...
“ORLA has allowed me to see leadership as more than just a 'position.' An effective leader inspires others to create a vision for the future. They motivate, coach, contribute and empower. Thank you, Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy, for empowering me to grow into a true leader.”
Rebecca Donatelli (Lake & Geauga Area Association, Class of 2019)
Who Should Apply?
REALTOR members who are interested in becoming more active and involved in leadership positions within their communities, local associations, state association and national association should apply.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to contribute to diversity based on age, gender, ethnicity, geography, specialty, etc.
What is the Commitment?
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If you have been thinking about being a part of the Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy, plan on applying for the 2022 class. The requirements are as follows:
1. Completion of the Academy application form. This form, in .pdf format, can be saved to your computer and filled out at a later time. When completed, email to Stacey Dawson at attach the .pdf file and your photo. Also please name the .pdf application with your name.
2. The Letter of Referral form. Two letters of referral are required to apply to the Academy. Here is the form you should use for your references.
3. Application Fee. There is a $250 application fee. If accepted, this fee will be applied towards your tuition. If you are not accepted, it will be refunded to you. Tuition is $1,000.
4. A photo of yourself suitable for promotion. Please submit a photo of yourself to Stacey Dawson at .
PLEASE NOTE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.
Additional Application Rules/Procedures
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The 2021 Academy | Retreat dates:
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The 2022 Academy details and dates:
Application Deadline | Nov. 22, 2021
Interview Dates | Dec. 8-9, 2021 (TBD: Zoom or in-person)
Webinar | Dec. 15, 2021
Session 1: Jan. 30 – Feb 1, 2022, Nationwide Conference Center (Session 5 of Class of 2021 is January 21-22, at OR Winter Conference)
Session 2: Mar. 14-15, 2022 – Burr Oak State Park
Session 3: May 9-10, 2022 – AC Hotel, Chagrin
Session 4: Aug. 22-23 – Mohican State Park
Session 5: Sept., OR Convention, Cleveland.
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