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The REALTOR® Leadership Program (RLP) is designed to produce quality REALTOR® leaders equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead local and state associations.

The program focuses on key leadership skills and association management, including:

  • strategic planning
  • risk management
  • building relationships with volunteers
  • conflict resolution
  • association structure
  • governance

RLP is is open to all REALTORS®.

What does the program consist of?

The program consists of:

An e-workshop format is available for Leadership 200 and Leadership 300. Learn more.

Upon completion of the RLP course, participants receive a certificate of completion from the host association.

How can I participate in RLP?

Leadership 100 is offered online.

Leadership 200 and Leadership 300 are held at NAR's Leadership Summit, held in Chicago, Ill., in August. Associations can also host these courses locally or in an eWorkshop format; learn more.

What sets RLP apart from other leadership programs?

RLP prepares REALTORS® for association volunteerism. State and local association leadership programs teach REALTORS® the skills that will help them succeed as association and community leaders.

The RLP and state and local association leadership programs may be considered stepping stones to NAR’s Leadership Academy, which grooms state and local leaders for potential leadership roles at NAR.

The REALTORS® Excelling in Association Leadership (REAL) Course, an online course available at no cost through REALTOR® University, covers many of the same topics that are covered in the RLP. However, the REAL Course is self-paced, while the RLP is an interactive learning experience.

How can I learn more about RLP?

Contact NAR Association Leadership Development staff Laurie Oken, 312-329-8307, loken@realtors.org, or Courtney Wilson, 312-329-5972, cwilson@realtors.org.