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Leadership Academy
2022 Leadership Academy

Why apply? 

Participants will gain: 

  • Confidence and skills to be effective in leadership, business and life.

  • Transformative personal development.

  • Understanding of the responsibility and rewards of leadership.

  • Discover new talents and new opportunities.

  • A personal leadership style.


No leadership experience required!

 

Program Schedule*

 

  • January 25, 10 AM-1 PM – Laguna Hills
  • February 22, 10 AM-1 PM – Laguna Hills
  • March 29, 10 AM-1 PM – Fountain Valley
  • April 19, 10 AM-1 PM – Laguna Hills
  • April 26 (Legislative Day TBD)**
  • May 24, 10 AM-1 PM – Fountain Valley
  • June 28, 10 AM-1 PM – Location TBD for Graduation

 

Program Cost

  • $299 Total

    If you are selected to participate, the fee to attend the Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy is $102 plus a total contribution of $197 to the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF). Payment  and contribution to the RAF must be made by January 25, 2021.

 

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2021

Complete Online Application

 

*All program sessions are scheduled to be held in-person at either the Laguna Hills or Fountain Valley offices but may be subject to change to comply with any future guidance regarding in-person gatherings.  **April 26, 2022 is reserved for Legislative Day in Sacramento which is subject to change or cancelation by California Association of REALTORS®. 

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Eric Wu, Leadership Academy Class of 2016-2017, Excelerate Capital, 2019 Orange County REALTORS® Director and Committee Chair, C.A.R. Director

"The Leadership Academy helped me to become 'Affiliate of the Year', to be named 'YPN's Most Valuable Member', and to be appointed as the 'State Chair of C.A.R.'s YPN'. You never know starting out how the Leadership Academy will benefit you down the line!"

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Liz Lewis, Leadership Academy Class of 2016-2017, Broker/Owner Entourage Real Estate Professionals, 2019 Orange County REALTORS® Director and Committee Chair, C.A.R. Director, Women's Council of REALTORS® District Vice President

"The Leadership Academy directly helped my business - I became more thoughtful and a more connected and educated professional. I've always been involved with real estate organizations but after attending the Academy, it's taken my involvement and career to an entirely new level!"

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?

Click here to access the Application Form.

Who's eligible to apply?

REALTORS and Affiliate members, of the Orange County REALTORS® who are current members in good standing. 

When is the deadline?

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 15.

What can I expect from the program?

The Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy offers participants and graduates an opportunity to meet other motivated leaders and to share an intensive learning experience that focuses on leadership skills, team, professional, and personal development.

Participants will learn about the major components of Association Management, the vital role of the Director and Leadership strategies by lectures, hands-on workshops, guest speakers, assessments, and interactive activities and discussions. The Academy culminates with a trip to C.A.R.’s Legislative Day in Sacramento.

What is the Selection Process?

The Leadership Development Committee will review all applications that are submitted by the deadline. Due to space limitations, not all eligible applicants are guaranteed acceptance into the program. Up to eighteen (18) REALTOR® applicants and up to two (2) Affiliate applicants for a maximum of twenty (20) participants will be selected to participate.

What is the selection criteria?

  • Must have a sincere commitment and motivation, to serve the community, industry, and Orange County REALTORS®.
  • Must understand a leadership position is not only a privilege but also a responsibility.
  • Must have a servant’s heart and be willing to sacrifice time and energy to better an organization or the community.
  • Must have demonstrated a commitment to involvement in community, association and industry activities.
  • Must have the intent to seek positions on boards, commissions, or leadership roles in the community, industry organizations, and Orange County REALTORS®.
  • Must commit the time and energy required to complete the entire program including homework, attendance at a class, event and committee meeting, and respond promptly to surveys and information requests.

Additional Considerations:

  • Member applicants must maintain their Orange County REALTORS® or Affiliate membership during the program.
  • Must complete and sign an agreement outlining responsibilities and commitment as a Leadership Academy member, and also a Confidential Information Agreement if accepted as a participant of the 2022 Academy.
  • Resumes may also be submitted, but cannot be substituted instead of a completed application.
  • Completion of the Leadership Academy does not guarantee a leadership position within Orange County REALTORS® or any other organization.

How will I know if my application was received?

An e-mail acknowledgment sent to the address listed in the application will confirm receipt of the submitted form. A second email will be sent if the application is incomplete or missing information.

How and when will I be notified of the Selection Committee's decision?

All applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail or phone the week of January 3, 2022.

Is there a fee for the program?

If you are selected to participate, the fee to attend the Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy is $102 plus a total contribution of $197 to the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF). Payment  and contribution to the RAF must be made by January 25, 2021.

Additionally, if selected to participate you are responsible for the cost of any travel expenses for the C.A.R. Legislative Day trip should you no-show.

If selected, do I have to attend all sessions?

For a participant to graduate from the Leadership Academy, they are expected to commit to attending ALL sessions. In extenuating circumstances, a written excused absence for one class only will be considered for an excused absence by class facilitators. NOTE: Failure to complete the Academy requirements may affect your ability to graduate and eligibility as a candidate for the Orange County REALTORS® Board of Directors.

What will be the Academy Schedule?

2022 Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy Schedule:

  • January 25, 10 AM-1 PM – Laguna Hills
  • February 22, 10 AM-1 PM – Laguna Hills
  • March 29, 10 AM-1 PM – Fountain Valley
  • April 19, 10 AM-1 PM – Laguna Hills
  • April 26 (Legislative Day TBD)**
  • May 24, 10 AM-1 PM – Fountain Valley
  • June 28, 10 AM-1 PM – Location TBD for Graduation


*All program sessions are scheduled to be held in-person at either the Laguna Hills or Fountain Valley offices but may be subject to change to comply with any future guidance regarding in-person gatherings.  **April 26, 2022 is reserved for Legislative Day in Sacramento which is subject to change or cancelation by California Association of REALTORS®. 

Questions?

Contact: Education Department at education@ocrealtors.org