2020 NYSAR Leadership Academy


Polish your leadership skills, raise your profile, and gain valuable experience.
To download the Leadership Academy flyer, click here.

The NYSAR Leadership Academy will help you:

  • Connect with your industry peers and leaders.
  • Refine your strategic and organizational capabilities.
  • Discover new strategies for professional and personal success.
  • Establish effective procedures for goal-setting and problem-solving.
  • Develop a better understanding of industry and association issues.

The Leadership Academy consists of five retreats held across New York State over the course of five months. Through a variety of teaching methods, participants will learn leadership skills including conflict resolution; communications; working with various demographics; REALTOR® association operations at all three levels; legal issues; legislative advocacy; team building and much more. Recognizing the need to identify and nurture strong future leaders, the New York State Association of REALTORS® established the Leadership Academy in 2007. This advanced leadership program provides member participants with a unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills and prepare to provide meaningful contributions to the three-tiered REALTOR® organization, their business, and community, while also enriching their personal and professional lives.

Objective and Program Overview
The objective of NYSAR’s Leadership Academy is to discover, educate and empower future leaders. The content aims to help participants realize the leader within and focuses on the past, present and future of the association as well as a leader’s role serving the greater good of the association. Graduates come away with life-long friendships, a strong referral network and a real sense of accomplishment. While the Leadership Academy strives to provide a path to association service and leadership, participating does not guarantee graduates future leadership positions within the association.

Participation and Selection Criteria
Any full-time NYSAR REALTOR® member in good standing who has been in the business for at least three years as of January 1, 2018, should consider applying.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 15. Participants will be selected based solely upon the information that is supplied on the application. Efforts will be made to select participants who will represent a cross-section of the profession as well as the diversity of the association. Consideration is given to business specialty and geography.

Application Procedure
Complete the application before October 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST. To download the fillable .pdf application form, click here.

Send your application, two letters of recommendation and a photo headshot to NYSAR Vice President of Board & Member Services Patrick Reilly at [email protected].