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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

Major Investor Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Stock Exchange Room
111 S Michigan Avenue

Icebreaker Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Icebreaker Reception
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 4:30p for Major Investor and 5:30p for the Icebreaker.

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

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

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

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Ballroom Promenade

8:00 am
Doors open for seating
Sheraton Ballroom

8:30 am
Keynote by Chris Polychron, 2015 NAR President

Song Division

Song Division is a mix of team building and entertainment through interactive songwriting.

Relationships of the President-Elect /Association Executive

Moderated by Doug Hinderer, NAR Senior Vice President, Human Resources and AE & Leadership Development, with Paul A. Dizmang, GRI, CRS, President-Elect, Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS® (MO) and Jessica Hickok, Chief Executive Officer.

10:15 am – 10:45 am
BREAK

Organizational Alignment, Core Standards Implementation

Steve Brown, 2014 NAR President

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

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
LUNCH – “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,  with live audience questions.

Technology Update

Mark Lesswing, NAR Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
BREAK

CEO Update

Dale Stinton, NAR Chief Executive Officer

Introduction of 2015 NAR Officers and Liaisons

Song Division finale.

3:30 pm
Adjourn

5:30 pm – End of game
White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field
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
Food and beverages provided in a private reception before the game starts.
Open only to registered attendees of the Leadership Summit

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Leadership Summit Program

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

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

7:30 am
Doors open for seating
Sheraton Ballroom

8:00 am
Welcome by Vice Presidents
Breakfast
Sheraton Ballroom

8:30 am
Call to Order

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

9:40 am – 10:10 am
BREAK

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 O& 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

12:00 pm
Adjourn

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.