“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)
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Accepting Applications Now!
Have you been thinking about being a part of the Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy? Now is the time! The Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the Class of 2020. Please take a moment complete the requirements listed below:
1. The Academy application form. This form, in .pdf format, can be saved to your computer and filled out at a later time. When finished, simply click the submit button at the end of the form.
2. The Letter of Referral form. Two letters of referral are required to apply to the Academy.
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, see more below.) Click here to make the application payment.
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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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.
The 2020 Academy Retreat Dates are as follows:
Application deadline is Nov. 18, 2019 at midnight. Candidate Interviews will take place Dec. 3-4, 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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Congratulations to Ohio REALTOR Cole Cannon, of Columbus, for his selection into the National Association of REALTORS 2020 Leadership Academy class. Eighteen REALTORS from across the country have been chosen to participate in the 10-month program designed to prepare emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership roles at NAR.
The program will begin in January 2020 and culminate at the 2020 REALTORS Conference and Expo in New Orleans next November.