Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

The 2019 New Hampshire REALTORS Leadership Academy class (pictured at right) includes graduates, from left, Theresa Grella, Susan Cole, Joanie McIntire, David Orgaz, Chris Norwood and Josh Greenwald.

The class project for the graduates was to dissect the 2011 Leadership Conference, "Ask For the Order," and reflect on the finer points of volunteer leadership and recruitment. Their series, entitled "Leadership: Brick By Brick," can be found below:

Leadership 1: Setting Expectations
Leadership 2: Recruitment Communication
Leadership 3: Generation 'Why'
Leadership 4: Encouraging and Moderating Opinions
Leadership 5: New Ways to Recruit Committee Members
Leadership 6: Flattery 

The New Hampshire REALTORS Leadership Academy was instituted in 2016 to enhance the leadership skills of members considering service in REALTOR leadership positions at the local, state or national level, while augmenting their personal and professional lives as well.

A limited number of New Hampshire Realtor members are selected each year, and they must commit to serve on an NHAR standing committee within the following two years.


Applications are available online and must be returned along with supporting materials by January 31 of the class year.The Academy is open to all New Hampshire Realtors and there is no charge to students, with the only requirement being an interest in strengthening individual leadership skills. Completion of the Leadership Academy is a qualification requirement for the NHAR offices of Second Vice President, First Vice President, President-Elect and President.

For more information, call NHAR at 603-225-5549 or email Stacy Kelley.

Second class of Leadership Academy graduates

"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."

Jim Lee, 2021 President, New Hampshire REALTORS