Apply for Our 2024 Leadership Accelerator Class

We need leaders like you! If you’re ready to make an impact on our industry while expanding your leadership potential, take the next step by applying for our 2024 Leadership Accelerator class.

This intensive program combines training, programs and projects with the unique needs of REALTOR® associations and real estate companies to guide you in the next steps of your leadership journey. Over the course of the program, different modules will focus on key areas of opportunity for REALTOR® leaders, including: 

  • Executive presence
  • Media relations 
  • Government relations 
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion

What Will You Gain as A Participant?

  • Strengthen communication & leadership skills. 
  • Learn from real estate industry & REALTOR® leaders. 
  • Develop deep professional relationships with peer leaders both inside and outside the cohort 
  • Participate in monthly activities between January and September, including events, education and other training opportunities. 
  • Get a behind-the-scenes experience of a Chicago Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors meeting, Finance Committee meeting, Foundation Trustee meeting, Managing Broker forums, Past Presidents forums and more. 
  • Redeem credits for up to 12 hours of free CE and/or a NAR designation over the course of the program through REALTORS® Real Estate School. 
  • Gain priority placement on a Chicago Association of REALTORS®committee the year following successful completion of the program. 

Hear From Previous Graduates

Graduates of this program have gone on to serve on our Board of Directors and assumed other leadership roles on association committees, work groups and industry partners. What else have graduates gained from completing this program? Hear from them below!

Are You Eligible?

To participate in this program, you must be a Chicago REALTORS® and hold primary membership in good standing with the association. You must have held a real estate license for a minimum of three years and served at least one year on a Chicago Association of REALTORS® committee or industry partner committee.

Have questions or need help connecting with someone to write your letter of recommendation? Email us!


Apply Today!

The Leadership Accelerator Program is designed to help you refine and accelerate your leadership capabilities.

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