2013 application - the class for 2013 has been chosen and registration is closed. If you’re interested in participating in the next session in 2015, please email email@example.com.
The LeadershipKAR program is going to be held in odd numbered years going forward. This is two-fold - 1) it allows current graduates the opportunity to find their interests and get more heavily involved with the association in a capacity they choose without having to rush and 2) it allows the recruiting process to take hold for the coming year (not running programs back-to-back) and the program to be able to adapt to current industry trends/issues.
If you have any questions about the program, you can contact Hunt Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Class of 2013:
Robin Schneider, Pioneer Trace
Chris O'Bryan, Madison County
Ron Cummings, REALTOR Assn. of SKY
Sallie Davidson, Cumberland Valley
Connie Redmon, Heart of KY
Don Cecil, Heart of KY
Paula Colvin, Greater Louisville
Doug Myers, Greater Louisville
Jacob Mercier, Greater Louisville
Christopher Fox, Greater Louisville
Cheryl Lary, Greater Louisville
Mike Inman, Lexington Bluegrass
To view pictures from past LKAR retreats, click here.
Watch the promotional video produced by the 2006 LeadershipKAR Class
LKAR promotional flyer