Colorado Association of REALTORS | Leadership Academy
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Leadership Academy

Are you interested in leading your industry?

What is Leadership Academy?

CAR Leadership Academy is an exclusive four-month training and development program designed to nurture future association leaders. It is focused on developing participants’ industry and association knowledge.


As a member of the Leadership Academy, you will experience:

  • Small group meetings with past and current CAR leadership to give you inside knowledge of the organization’s vision and the challenges of leadership
  • Cultivate relationships with new colleagues, strengthen your personal relationships and broaden your referral network
  • Refine your presentation skills and gain media training
  • Broaden your understanding of federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real estate
  • Develop leadership skills to be applied at the Association level and in your career

By becoming a member of the CAR Leadership Academy, you will gain the skills to transform connections into involvement and action. REALTOR® members who would like to strengthen their leadership abilities and who are passionate about the industry are encouraged to apply.

Why Participate?

  • Gain new insight into your local board and CAR’s strategies and goals
  • Increase your effectiveness when working with peers and staff
  • Improve your communication skills and negotiation techniques
  • Discover how you can contribute to the success of the REALTOR® organization

What Type of Commitment Does This Require?

CAR’s Leadership Academy begins in January and concludes in April. The participants are required to attend monthly meetings/events as listed on the Program Timeline document. Attendance to all events is required and included in a one-time fee of $450. Member is responsible for travel, lodging, meals, and all incidental expenses to attend events.

How to Apply

The application deadline for Leadership Academy is Oct 31st. If you have questions, please email Lisa Hansmeier, Vice President of Member Services, Admission decisions are disclosed on November 15th.

Online Application
All sessions are mandatory.  Please review the timeline to be sure your schedule will allow you to attend.
Leadership Academy Graduates
Leadership Academy Timeline

Our industry requires visionary leaders who can anticipate the existing and future needs of our REALTOR® Associations. The CAR Leadership Academy provides the insight and tools needed to do just that.

Online Application

Apply for CAR’s Leadership Academy

Application Deadline is October 31st.


Online Application