Accepting Applications for 2020 Leadership Academy

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We are now accepting applications for the Leadership Academy, a series of courses specifically designed to prepare members for leadership roles in the Board and the community. These courses focus on everything from the strategic plan and committee structure at Dayton REALTORS® to public speaking, political involvement, and community outreach. The size of the class is limited, so please don't wait! The deadline for applying is December 12.

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Modules for Dayton REALTORS 2020 Leadership Academy


Module 1:           February 11, 2020 – Introduction to Leadership    9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

This initial session will provide Leadership Academy candidates the opportunity to meet and get an introduction to leadership as well as hear from previous leaders.

    • Welcome – 2020 Dayton REALTORS® President Sham Reddy
    • History, opportunities and purpose of Leadership Academy – Nancy Farkas, Leadership Academy Chair
    • Responsibilities of Dayton REALTORS® staff, Directors, and Executive Committee- Carlton Jackson, CEO
    • Leadership and You- Various Dayton Leaders
    • Group Project
    • Running an Effective Meeting and Roberts Rules

Module 2:           March 10, 2020 – Knowing Yourself as a Leader   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Instructor- Marilou Butcher-Roth

This session will be focused on learning how YOU best operate as a leader. It will provide you with an in-depth look at being a leader not only in one’s business, but also in every facet of one’s life. Candidates will engage in DISC profile study and Meyer’s Briggs testing to fully understand their personalities and leadership types as they grow and evolve in the program through the year.

Module 3:           April 14, 2020 – Leading From a Global Perspective   9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Instructor- Lisa Calarco, NAR Global Development

This session will focus on the diverse population of the Miami Valley region and how REALTORS® have a broad scope of service when serving an international and diverse community. Hear from different economic development speakers and NAR’s Global Staff about opportunities right now in our market and the future of International real estate in our industry.

Module 4:           May 5, 2020 – Getting the Point Across and Sharing Vision   9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This session will focus on the methods and best practices for communicating with your team and finding your authentic style in writing and “getting your point across”. Candidates will focus on talking about communication as a leader, how many leaders fall short in the vision planning by failing to share the vision with those they lead.

Module 5:           June 9, 2020 – My REALTOR Party/Advocacy at Work      9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This session will focus on the REALTOR® Party and its efforts through RPAC, civic engagement and candidate screening on protecting homeownership and REALTOR® interests. Want to know what your RPAC investment is going towards? You’ll learn all about it here. Leave the session with a better understanding on how REALTORS play a large role in the political landscape as watchdogs for their industry and consumers’ interests.

Module 6:          July 14, 2020 – Public Speaking & Spokesperson Training    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Instructor -John Gormley, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS

Ever wished you were a better public speaker? Need a chance to fine-tune your skills? This session brings in a public relations and media expert to helping you learn how to speak to media as a business professional and association leader, as well as learning how to give speeches effectively and communicate vision and direction.

Module 7:           August 11, 2020 – Knowing and Growing Dayton   9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This session will focus on exploring and learning about local history and the different cultural features and growth of the City of Dayton and Miami Valley Region. See firsthand Dayton’s history of invention with a tour of Carillon Park and wrap up with a reassessment of your leadership “ah ha’s” and journey through the Academy.

Module 9:           Sept. 18, 2020 - Graduation ceremony at Board of Directors meeting