When I applied for the Leadership Academy, I really had no idea what to expect. My first thought was that it would be a class that would help me with the day to day management of my real estate business and perhaps help me as a team leader.
The program mirrors a school year, beginning in September and concluding with a May graduation, and the idea of sitting through a class each month for the equivalent of a school year sounded a little difficult for me and my busy schedule.
Having read the program and session descriptions for three years, it sounded interesting, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to apply.
I finally reached out to a few graduates for more information, but it’s like a big secret! They only say things like, “you should do it” and "it's the best thing you will do".
How was I supposed to clear my calendar for a whole day each month when I had no idea what I was doing? What could possibly be so different about this class than the numerous classes I have taken?
I didn’t even know what I didn’t know.
The Leadership Academy is not a class, it’s an experience! It will take you on an unexpected journey and teach you more than you could ever learn in a classroom.
Our advisory board is made up of your peers and colleagues, many being alumni of the program. Together, they create and plan an experience that is unique to every graduate. Each session will be important and special in its own way to every individual.
If you speak to any of our 94 graduates, I promise each person would tell you something different that they took away from the program.
Personally, my favorite part of the experience was the bond that I formed with my classmates, who I feel are some of the most special people I have met. Having learned from them both personally and professionally, we have a fraternity-like relationship that will bond us forever.
So, step out of your comfort zone and find out what you don’t know!
Yes, you will have to clear a few days from your hectic work schedule, but I promise you the payoff is worth it!
Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Academy are now being accepted. To apply, you must be a REALTOR® member in good standing for the last three years as of Aug.1, 2019, which is the deadline for applications.
You’ll find more information here.