What is the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy?
Whether you are interested in leading people or affecting organizational change, the Indiana REALTOR® Leadership Academy will help you grow both personally and professionally, increase your effectiveness as a leader, and equip you with a resiliency that is essential in our ever changing profession. Graduates of the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a leader in the 21st century.
Over the course of a year, academy participants will work through a training program which combines individual study, group sessions and hands-on project experience in using leadership skills. Training sessions include identification of leadership skills, team building exercises, developing networks, issues education and improving communications skills.
Leadership development is essential to improving our association and the real estate profession. Our rigorous program is designed to identify emerging REALTOR® leaders who want to get involved, make a difference, grow their businesses and expand their leadership skills.
Our academy offers a unique opportunity to see how the Indiana REALTORS® association operates. Many of these same principles that guide the volunteer leadership and staff of this 15,000 member organization can be applied to how you run your business and make decisions that impact your every-day life. Not only do the participants develop strong leadership skills to put to use in their communities and professional lives, they also nurture strong relationships with their class members that turn into rewarding business and personal connections.
Who should apply?
Leadership skills are essential for your success as a leader in your industry or a volunteer in your community. Whether you are interested in leading people or affecting organizational change, the Indiana REALTOR® Leadership Academy will help you grow both personally and professionally, increase your effectiveness as a leader, and equip you with a resiliency that is essential in our ever changing profession.
Ideal applicants will be those who have served on the local REALTOR® level and/or who have potentially had some experience at the state (Indiana REALTORS®) or national (NAR) levels of the REALTOR® family. As a participant, you will be immersed in a classroom setting, on-your-own study, group sessions, team-building exercises, goal setting, networking techniques and communication skills.
Apply for the Leadership Academy Class of 2015-2016
Indiana REALTORS® is utilizing an online application for all applicants. Application information for the 2015-2016 class can be found here.
Applications are due no later than August 7, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Harbaugh at 317-913-3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completion of the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy program has inspired graduates to accept expanded roles and bigger challenges. They serve as IAR Board of Directors & committee members, local board/association officers and board members and are active in their local community.
Are you interested in growing your personal, professional and organizational leadership skills? Have you considered applying for the program? Don’t take our word for it – check out what the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy (IRLA) graduates have to say!