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.
How to Apply
Applications for 2017 are available at the link above and should include all the information you need, however, if you have any questions about the program, you can contact Hunt Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.264.2185.
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:
LeadershipKAR is like no other class. All of the instructors not only brought their different perspectives and valuable knowledge, but also their friendly "you can do it" attitudes and smiles. The fast pace of the class and the numerous topics and speakers keep you excited and anxious for the next. The course was never boring and the evening entertainment was very relaxing. As an INTROVERT, this class helped me face my fears and learn to speak out and to reach for the goals I want to attain. The TEAMWORK of the other agents helped forge a bond that I you can't place a value on. My only regret is my year is over and I have graduated.
Sue Ann Collins, NKAR Director & Region 5 At-large Delegate
LeadershipKAR Class of 2015
LeadershipKAR gives you the opportunity to understand more about and identify the various facets of the real estate industry in Kentucky. You learn many things about yourself and meet some of the most influential in our business. The friendship bonds formed are strong and everlasting. Overall, a very positive experience.
Robin Roseberry, Region 5 Director
LeadershipKAR Class of 2015
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 (this video was a class project from many years ago, however, it is still relevant and the program has grown in its impact with members who participate).
LKAR promotional flyer