2017-2018 Program Dates
Retreat 1: An Introduction to the Leadership Academy Concept
October 18-20, 2017, The Elms Resort, Excelsior Springs
Following get-acquainted ice breakers, the leadership class will experience amazingly accurate communication-style assessment process, identify their personal strengths and gain tips about how to work as a productive team. A dynamic speaker will present a unique view of leadership and teamwork. The group will get an introduction to team building and hold their first brainstorming session. By the close of the retreat, the participants will have a clearer understanding of the REALTOR® organization and the concept of leadership.
Retreat 2: Legislative/Leadership in Action
January 16-19, 2018, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City
In addition to Leadership Academy sessions, the class will participate in Missouri REALTORS<sup®< sup="">’s Capitol Conference and experience the Missouri REALTORS® O2 process. Highlights will include presentations about political issues that are affecting the real estate industry, Capitol visits and Missouri REALTORS® Capitol Conference reception. The class will attend state output group meetings and continue teambuilding activities.
Retreat 3: Communication
April 4-6, 2018, Cedar Creek, New Haven
Dynamic speakers will address effective communication, conflict resolution, media spokesperson training and working with other members. More team building and brainstorming will occur as leaders learn to make decisions and effectively communicate with one another.
Retreat 4: Ethics and Decisions
July 25-27, 2018, Hampton Inn and Suites, Columbia
The class will examine ethical decision making through a series of engaging exercises. There will be a discussion about ethical decisions REALTORS® must make in their profession and as volunteers. Other topics of current interest in the real estate industry will be discussed as well as team building exercises that enhance ethical decisions.
Retreat 5: The Journey
September 18-20, 2018, Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City
The final retreat will be held during the Missouri REALTORS® Fall Business Conference. It will include a wrap-up, debriefing of the journey, motivational speeches and a graduation ceremony. The class will evaluate their experience and share key insights with each other and members.
The Leadership Academy scholarship fund assists participants with program tuition expenses. If you would like to contribute to the Leadership Academy scholarship fund you can make a donation today. Your gift helps Missouri REALTORS® train more leaders and create a better future for our industry and our members. Download the Donation Form.
Attendance at all five Leadership Academy retreats is mandatory. Those who fail to attend will be asked to withdraw, with no refund of tuition.
Note: Program tuition is based on double-room occupancy. This is a budgetary consideration and promotes the teamwork that is an integral part of the program. If a participant has a specific need that precludes sharing a room or simply prefers single room accommodations, he or she will be responsible for paying the entire cost of the room, not just the differential between a single and a double room.