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2015 Leadership Summit Program

The 2015 Leadership Summit offers an overview of REALTOR® association leadership challenges, trending industry topics and NAR updates with the goal of providing Presidents-Elect and their Staff Executives the opportunity to start planning for the year ahead.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Badge Pick Up and Information Desk

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel, Lobby Level

Commercial Leadership Roundtables

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel, Michigan Room

Major Investor Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Stock Exchange Room
111 S Michigan Avenue
Transportation to/from hotel to the receptions begins at 4:30p.

Icebreaker Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago
McKinlock Court Garden, Millennium Park Room
and Chicago Stock Exchange Room
111 S Michigan Avenue
Transportation to/from hotel to the receptions begins at 5:30p.

Join host Chris Polychron, 2015 NAR President, and your peers. Take this opportunity to network, meet new friends and reunite with colleagues.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Leadership Summit Program

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sheraton Chicago Hotel, Ballroom (Level 4)
301 East North Water Street

NAR Program and Resources Display Areas

7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Ballroom Promenade

Badge Pick Up and Information Desk

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel, Lobby Level
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ballroom Promenade

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Ballroom Promenade

Doors Open for Seating

8:00 am
Sheraton Ballroom

Keynote by Chris Polychron, 2015 NAR President

8:30 am
Sheraton Ballroom

Song Division

Music is the universal language. Through a song writing process, learn to establish trust through collaboration. Together, you will create lyrics for a REALTOR® song and in the process expand teamwork and leadership skills. It is sure to be a memorable experience to start your year.

Relationships of the President / Association Executive

Moderated by Doug Hinderer, NAR Senior Vice President, Human Resources and AE & Leadership Development with Ken Kleinrichert, President-Elect, Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® (MI) and Kim Pontius, Association Executive.

Break

10:20 am – 10:50 am

Organizational Alignment, Core Standards Implementation

Steve Brown, 2014 NAR President
Hear the latest in the new Core Standards for State and Local Associations.

Realtors Property Resource® - Association & Advocacy Resources

Karen France, Vice President, Training & Programs
Supporting compliance with Core Standards

Communicating in One Voice

Ron Phipps, 2011 NAR President
Practical advice for incoming presidents on effective use of social media

REALTORS® Creating Community

Richard Mendenhall, 2001 NAR President
REALTORS® Relief Foundation

Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
“Grab and Go” box lunch
Ballroom Promenade

REALTOR.com Update

A conversation with Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move, Inc., facilitated by Russ Cofano, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, Move, Inc., facilitated by Elizabeth Mendenhall with live audience questions.

Technology Update

Mark Lesswing, NAR Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Break

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

CEO Update

Dale Stinton, NAR Chief Executive Officer
Provides a current association overview.

Introduction of 2015 NAR Officers and Committee Liaisons

Song Division Finale

Adjourn

3:45 pm

 

White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S Cellular Field

5:30 pm – End of game
Monday Night Outing hosted by the NAR 2015 Leadership Team
Patio party and private reception
7:10 pm game time

Transportation to/from the Sheraton and InterContinental hotels
To the Game 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm.  Returning from the game 7:00 pm - end of game

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Leadership Summit Program

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sheraton Chicago Hotel, Ballroom (Level 4)
301 East North Water Street

NAR Program and Resources Display Areas

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ballroom Promenade

Badge Pick Up and Information Desk

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ballroom Promenade

Doors Open for Seating

7:30 am
Sheraton Ballroom

Welcome by Vice Presidents

8:00 am
Breakfast
Sheraton Ballroom

Call to Order

8:30 am

Economic Update

Lawrence Yun, NAR Senior Vice President & Chief Economist

Industry Panel with Large Brokers

Moderated by Stefan Swanepoel
Ron Peltier, Chairman and CEO, HomeServices of America, Inc.
Alex Perriello, President and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group
Helen Hanna Casey, President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Hugh Kelly, CRE, Chair, Counselors of Real Estate

Break

9:40 am – 10:10 am

Legal Perspective

Katie Johnson, NAR Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Tim Grooms, Counsel to the Arkansas Association of REALTORS®

Legislative Affairs Update & Election Forecast

Jerry Giovaniello, NAR Senior Vice President & Chief Lobbyist and Amy Walker, National Editor of The Cook Political Report.

Closing Keynote

Robert J. O’Neill, Team Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group

Adjourn

12:00 pm

NAR Building Tours

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Association of REALTORS® Headquarters
430 North Michigan Avenue
Last tour is at 3:00 pm.