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IVAR Leadership Development Program

August 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Effective REALTOR Associations require an informed membership and leaders who understand and can anticipate the existing and future needs of the Association.  The IVAR Leadership Program provides REALTORS the insight and tools needed to help lead IVAR through an ever-evolving real estate landscape.


  1. Equip leaders with the skills needed to guide our association, industry, and communities
  2. allow leaders to strengthen personal development through networking and collaboration.
  3. Train leaders to be effective spokespersons and ambassadors to our industry

Who Should Apply?

IVAR REALTOR and Affiliate members who have an interest in getting involved in leadership at the local or state level are encouraged to apply.  Previous leadership experience is not required.

The program will also provide personal leadership development objectives, including:

  1. Organizational and Volunteer Leadership Training
  2. Public Advocacy and Spokesperson Training
  3. Community Service Involvement

Time Commitment:  The 2016 Leadership Academy will begin in August and conclude in September.


How to Apply

Please email mark Dowling, mdowling@ivaor.com or you may call him at 951-684-1221 regarding you interest in the program


Program Requirements & Timeline


The Realtor® Association World

Wednesday, August 17th 9:00am – 11:30am

Whether you’re new to IVAR or an experienced agent, this course will give you the necessary tools and understanding to make your Realtor leadership experience positive and rewarding. This course provides a comprehensive overview to give you the background and resources you need to pursue a leadership role with the REALTOR® association.

Session topics include:

  1. Association Structures
  2. Trends Facing the Industry & Association
  3. Volunteer Responsibilities & Roles
  4. Meeting Management… and more!


Government Affairs & Public Policy – Guest speakers to include local elected leaders
Friday, September 2nd 9:00am – 11:00am

As a heavily regulated industry, the role for Realtor government affairs and public policy advocacy has never been more in demand. This session will focus on the various tools and resources available to Realtor associations and the need for supporting “Realtor Party” initiatives and candidates.


Community Involvement – Guest speakers to include local community leaders
Friday, September 16th 9:00am – 11:00am

As real estate professionals, our efforts fostering home ownership and property rights extends broadly to building better communities and regions. This session will focus on the benefits and role of community volunteerism and civic participation that may not be directly Realtor related. For example, serving your community as a planning or parks commissioner, serving on a non-profit board of directors, or volunteering with non-profit groups such as Feeding America or Habitat for Humanity.

Attend CAR Fall Business Meetings & EXPO, Long Beach Convention Center
Wednesday, September 28th

Register: http://expo.car.org/ 
At the conclusion of the Expo, there will be an IVAR hosted cocktail reception from 5pm to 6:30pm for all Leadership Program participants.


August 17, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am


IVAR Board Room
3690 Elizabeth ST
Riverside, CA 92506 United States
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Mark Dowling

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