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2019 applications are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. If selected, you will be notified by Monday, Dec. 3.

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The role of NVAR Leadership Institute is to prepare interested members for a current or future volunteer leadership role within the Realtor® association environment. 

NVAR offers these members an opportunity to participate in this year-long program, which provides participants with the skills and knowledge they will need to become effective leaders for the association.

The specific objective of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Leadership Institute is to familiarize future NVAR leaders with all aspects of the Realtor® family, including the Virginia Association of Realtors®, the National Association of Realtors® and Bright MLS.

Each Leadership Institute class consists of approximately 12 members who share their leadership journey with each other and build contacts for future leadership collaboration.

If selected there is no fee to participate. Applications will be reviewed and appointments to the NVAR Institute will be made by the incoming NVAR President of the Board in consultation with the executive committee and the NVAR CEO and staff.

There are 10 sessions each year requiring approximately a one-day commitment per month throughout the year as outlined below. Completion of all sessions is required to graduate.

Questions? Contact Vika Mitchell at vmitchell@nvar.com.

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2018 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SCHEDULE

session one the journey begins

JANUARY

History, mission, structure of the REALTOR® association on the National, State and local level. Who does What, Where, and How. Explanation of how the elected leadership and volunteers work with the NVAR Staff to accomplish its mission and objectives. Review of the Strategic Plan, the objectives of NVAR standing committees, the committee selection process and the role leadership and staff play in implementing the plan.

session 2 bus trip to richmond

JANUARY

Students will gain insight into the lobbying process in Richmond; will observe how NVAR staff works with the General Assembly and staff of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. NVAR Government Affairs staff and the Chair of the RPAC Trustees will explain the connection between RPAC and its impact on the lobbying process.

SESSION 3

MARCH

An overview of NVAR budget process, an explanation of the history and objectives of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, and NVAR Arbitration and Grievance process and an overview of the NV/RPAC and lobbying process.

session 4

APRIL

Students will meet the leadership and staff of Bright MLS and attend an overview presentation of Bright MLS key operations as well as an outlook of the future of the MLS industry.

SESSION 5

MAY

Students will attend several events at NAR Mid-Year Meetings in Washington, DC. The day will include a Leadership Luncheon and two Leadership Express Series sessions.

session 6

JUNE

Students will meet the staff of the National Association of Realtors® and tour the Washington, D.C. NAR Building.

session 7

JULY

Students will attend a media training which will provide tools to effectively communicate with local media.  The focus is on responding in a proactive manner to media “real life” questions a leader is likely to encounter in an interview. Students will get a brief overview of social media strategies to promote the Realtor® brand.

SESSION 8

AUGUST

Students will learn ins and outs of being a volunteer leader with NVAR. They will be introduced to best practices for volunteer leaders, roles and responsibilities of the Board and staff in an Association setting and hear from recent Leadership Institute graduates to learn about their paths to leadership at NVAR.

session 9

SEPTEMBER

Students will attend the NVAR Economic Summit.

SESSION 10

OCTOBER

Students will attend the NVAR Annual Convention & Trade Show and NVAR Annual Meeting at Convention.  Students will be invited to an exclusive CEO Reception with the Convention’s keynote speaker.

session 11

DECEMBER

Congratulations!

Students will attend the Installation of Board of Directors and Appreciation Ceremony, followed by a reception to mingle with Association leaders.

Leadership Institute Schedule

January - Session 1: The Journey Begins

History, mission, structure of the REALTOR® association on the National, State and local level. Who does What, Where, and How. Explanation of how the elected leadership and volunteers work with the NVAR Staff to accomplish its mission and objectives. Review of the Strategic Plan, the objectives of NVAR standing committees, the committee selection process and the role leadership and staff play in implementing the plan.

February - Session 2: Legislative Bus Trip to Richmond (FIELD TRIP)

Students will gain insight into the lobbying process in Richmond; will observe how NVAR staff works with the General Assembly and staff of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. NVAR Government Affairs staff and the Chair of the RPAC Trustees will explain the connection between RPAC and its impact on the lobbying process.

March - Session 3: Being a Leader Within Realtor® Organization

An overview of NVAR budget process, an explanation of the history and objectives of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, and NVAR Arbitration and Grievance process and an overview of the NV/RPAC and lobbying process.

April - Session 4: NVAR's Role In MLS (FIELD TRIP)

Students will meet the leadership and staff of Bright MLS and attend an overview presentation of Bright MLS key operations as well as an outlook of the future of the MLS industry.

May - Session 5: Leadership from the Top (FIELD TRIP)

Students will attend several events at NAR Mid-Year Meetings in Washington, DC. The day will include a Leadership Luncheon and two Leadership Express Series sessions.

June - Session 6: NVAR's Role in NAR (FIELD TRIP)

Students will meet the staff of the National Association of Realtors® and tour the Washington, D.C. NAR Building.

July - Session 7: Media Relations 101

Students will attend a media training which will provide tools to effectively communicate with local media.  The focus is on responding in a proactive manner to media “real life” questions a leader is likely to encounter in an interview. Students will get a brief overview of social media strategies to promote the Realtor® brand.

August - Session 8: Practical Leadership

Students will learn ins and outs of being a volunteer leader with NVAR. They will be introduced to best practices for volunteer leaders, roles and responsibilities of the Board and staff in an Association setting and hear from recent Leadership Institute graduates to learn about their paths to leadership at NVAR.

September - Session 9: NVAR's Impact in the Community (FIELD TRIP)

Students will attend the NVAR Economic Summit.

October - Session 10: NVAR Annual Convention & Trade Show (FIELD TRIP)

Students will attend the NVAR Annual Convention & Trade Show and NVAR Annual Meeting at Convention.  Students will be invited to an exclusive CEO Reception with the Convention’s keynote speaker.

December - Session 11: Graduation (at NVAR Installation of Officers & Directors)

Congratulations!

Students will attend the Installation of Board of Directors and Appreciation Ceremony, followed by a reception to mingle with Association leaders.

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