Leadership Academy
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Maximize Your Potential with Florida Realtors Leadership Academy

The mission of the Florida Realtors® Leadership Academy is to identify, educate, inspire and empower a community of leaders who'll become active stewards in the future.

The Florida Realtors® Leadership Academy, a rigorous year-long program, is designed to train emerging leaders in how to get involved, make a difference, grow their businesses and expand their leadership skills.

Throughout the year, students will learn in a classroom as well as through independent study and group sessions. Work includes team-building exercises, goal setting, networking techniques and communication skills.

The academy offers a unique opportunity to see how the Florida Realtors association operates. Many of the principles that guide the volunteer leadership teams also help students run their businesses and make decisions that affect their everyday lives. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a Florida Realtors leader.

Is the Leadership Academy right for you?

You're a good fit to apply if you have served as a volunteer with a local Realtor association, Florida Realtors, or the National Association of Realtors. The Leadership Academy class size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants each year.

What are the time commitments?

  • Attend education sessions in Orlando: March 14-16, 2023 (two overnight stays), June 13-14, 2023 (one overnight stay), Aug. 23, 2022 (in conjunction with the Florida Realtors Annual Convention & Trade Expo; one overnight stay), and Oct. 10-11, 2023 (one overnight stay).
  • Attend Great American Realtor Days (one overnight stay) in Tallahassee in March.
  • Attend the August Florida Realtors Board of Directors Meeting as a guest.
  • Serve on at least one Florida Realtors committee or attend the meetings of a committee as a guest.

How much does it cost? 

A cost of $1,100 covers all training sessions, lunch, overnight accommodations for sessions and instructional materials. This does not include transportation to and from meeting/training sites, accommodations during Great American Realtor Days or other minimal expenses that may be incurred during any sessions or field exercises.

How to apply

The 2023 application process is now closed.

Interview dates are January 4-5, 2023.

As part of our application, you will need to answer several essay questions, describe your volunteer experience, and provide a resume, headshot, and a letter of recommendation from the CEO of your local association.

If you have questions, please contact Dana Bricker, Education and Leadership Academy Program Coordinator, at danab@floridarealtors.org or call 407.587.1479.