2015 application

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact Hunt Cooper at hcooper@kar.com or call 800.264.2185.

Would you like to join the ranks of some of the most successful REALTORS® from around the state? You can by becoming part of the LeadershipKAR program, offered by the Kentucky Association of REALTORS® since 2002. Recognizing that leadership development is an essential element in the process of improving our Association and profession, KAR attempts to identify emerging REALTOR® leaders in the state, encourage them with motivational activities and assist in sharpening their leadership skills in the hope they will exert a strong positive influence on the future of the Association and profession.

The program allows participants to work together in a training course which combines individual study, group sessions and actual project experience in using leadership skills. Training sessions include identification of leadership skills, team-building exercises, goal setting, personal profile analysis, network building and improving communication skills. In total, there are six (6) sessions – three (3) KAR business meetings and three (3) retreats. 

LeadershipKAR is open to all REALTOR® members of KAR, however, a maximum of 15 individuals will be appointed to participate in the program. Participants will be chosen from a cross-section of the profession and will reflect the diversity of the organization.

Please note: attendance at all sessions (retreats and KAR meetings) is mandatory. The dates for all sessions are listed on the application.

Objectives of the LeadershipKAR program are:

To identify Kentucky REALTORS® who have demonstrated leadership potential through job-related and  community activities.

To train participants by developing leadership skills.

To motivate participants by:
      -  Increasing awareness of real estate and association management issues and challenges
      -  Involvement in problem-solving activities on issues of current interest; and
      -  Providing a network of leaders

What members had to say about the program:

“My journey through LeadershipKAR gave me the opportunity to understand how our state Association functions and what it means to "give back" to a business that has given me so much!”
Kevin Farris, 2009-10 KAR Treasurer
LeadershipKAR Class of 2003

"This program is another way that KAR supports the local boards. It is an in-depth training program for your leaders. Participants have the opportunity to network with REALTORS® across the state, learn more about their Associations and what they do for them and develop skills that will assist them in their leadership roles and their business. It is a journey of discovery and I believe you get out of this program what you are willing to put into it."
Jennifer Harris, 2009 LKAR Chair & Past Region 5 Director
LeadershipKAR Class of 2002


To view pictures from past LKAR retreats, click here.

Watch the promotional video produced by the 2006 LeadershipKAR Class

LKAR promotional flyer