2022 CABR/SOAR Leadership Development Academy

“…To cultivate future leaders of CABR/SOAR and surrounding Associations, training participants to become
better equipped for leadership roles, including positions as Committee Vice Chairs, Chairs, Board of Directors and
Officers…and assist members in OR/NAR involvement.”
Minimum 2-year membership in good standing in your local Board.
Participants are required to attend ALL program days. Please submit this application only if you are certain of your ability to meet the time commitment of the program. [No refunds will be given for withdrawal or dismissal from the Program.] Full attendance is required. Arriving 15 minutes late or departing early will be considered the same as missing an entire class and could result in dismissal from the Program. Full participation is expected with no cell phones in use.

Total Program cost is $500

Application fee is $100 – The application fee will be refunded if you are not selected for this program.

Module Information

Module 1: March 23, 2022 – Knowing Yourself as a Leader 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Presenter- Marilou Butcher-Roth, Master Coach, The MBR Group
Introduction to Capstone Project
This session will be focused on learning how YOU best operate as a leader. It will provide you with an in-depth look at being a leader not only in one’s business but also in every facet of one’s life. Candidates will engage in DISC profile study to fully understand their personalities and leadership types as they grow and evolve in the program through the year.
Moderators: Marilou Butcher Roth and Rachel Lewitt

Module 2: April 27, 2022 – Introduction to Leadership 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
This initial session will provide Leadership Academy candidates the opportunity to meet and get an introduction to leadership as well as hear from previous leaders.
Welcome – 2022 Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors President, Kay Edwards/SOAR, President Rusty Fite
History, opportunities, and purpose of Leadership Development Academy – Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam
Running an Effective Meeting and Roberts Rules-Brent Swander CEO Columbus
Chair, Responsibilities of CABR/SOAR REALTORS® staff, Directors, and Executive Committee- Rich Fletcher, CEO/SOAR, Rusty Fite
Understanding how OR advocates for REALTORS®, local associations and homeownership rights -Scott William, OR CEO
Leadership and You How to get state and national levels-Provide organizational chart for each organization -/- Pete Kopf
Moderators: Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam and Cindy Howard

Module 3: May 25, 2022 –Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Presenter: Latoya Maley, Esq. CABR Director of Professional Standards & In-House Counsel
Presenter: Ife Bell, Chief Strategy Officer of To Be Consulting The morning part will focus on Professional Standards and The Code of Ethics. As a leader, are you held to a higher standard? How to manage issues affecting your Association when others do not adhere to our guidelines This afternoon session will assist you in becoming more self-aware and provide insight into how to strike the right balance of relationships and task orientation to achieve high performance in your career. You will learn techniques on self-regulation and how to align “your intent with your impact” in your communication and engagement. You will discover how to develop and demonstrate trust and empathy, key ingredients in diverse relationships. Moderators: Marilou Butcher Roth and Christy Beaver

Module 4: June 22, 2022 – My REALTOR Party/Advocacy at Work 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Presenters: Beth Wanless-The Director of Government Affairs of the Ohio REALTORS®,
& Stephen Ciacchi Director RPAC/My REALTOR® Party This session will focus on the REALTOR® Party and its efforts through RPAC, civic engagement and candidate screening on protecting homeownership and REALTOR® interests. Want to know what your RPAC investment is going towards? You’ll learn all about it here. Leave the session with a better understanding on how REALTORS® play a large role in the political landscape as watchdogs for their industry and consumers’ interests.
2 hours is allotted at the end of this session to work on your Capstone Presentation
Moderator: Carrie McIntosh-Owens and Shirley Winters
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Module 5: July 27, 2022 – Global to Local 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Presenter: Bryan Wright, Executive Director of Cincinnati Compass Presenter: Alona E. Ballard, Education Specialist, Housing Opportunities Made Equal
This session will focus on diverse immigrant, refugee, and international populations (foreign-born) of our region and how REALTORS® have a broad scope of service when serving an international and diverse community. We will focus on the intersections of demographic shifts, industry trends, talent attraction and retention strategies, and broader regional economic development strategies in Cincinnati. Participants will leave the session with enhanced awareness of the:
•diverse foreign-born population and economic impact of foreign-born communities,
•trends in demographic shifts and population growth in the region,
•resources available to support foreign-born populations and strategies to build relationships with foreign-born communities,
•the role of REALTORS®, both commercial and residential, in talent attraction and retention efforts, particularly related to foreign-born populations.
In the afternoon, we will dive into cultural/ethnic/regional differences. The importance of understanding these differences can make or break your relationships.
Please bring a laptop or mobile device and your NAR login so that you may take Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation to combat discrimination
Moderators: Rachel Lewitt, Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam and Andy Clark

Module 6: August 24, 2022 – Public Speaking & Spokesperson Training 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Eric Barrett, Vice President, Professional Development
Presentation Practice
Ever wished you were a better public speaker? Need a chance to fine-tune your skills? This session brings in a public relations and media expert to help you learn how to speak to media as a business professional and association leader, as well as learn how to give speeches effectively and communicate vision and direction.
Moderators: Carrie McIntosh- Owens and Christy Beaver

Module 7: September 28, 2022 – Knowing and Growing Our Regional MSA 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Andrew Deye, Vice president, JobsOhio
Presentation of Capstone Projects
This session will focus on how economic development organizations position the Cincinnati region for continued growth. Topics will include the cost and labor advantage of the Cincinnati region and Ohio, how commercial and residential real estate affects economic development, efforts to attract new residents (talent) from across the globe, key factors that companies use to evaluate communities, the breakdown of new jobs and investments in our region, and case studies from local companies.
Moderators: Cindy Howard and Andy Clark/Advisory Group

Module 8: October 26, 2022 – Graduation Day 9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Presenter: Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach, The MBR Group
This session will wrap up with a reassessment of your leadership “ah ha’s” and journey through the Academy.
Part II-Knowing yourself as a Leader -Marilou Butcher Roth
Share prepared remarks 5 minutes in length on summarizing what being a member of the 2022 Leadership Development Academy means to you.
Group Presentation Winner announced
Enjoy a celebratory luncheon
Moderators: The Advisory Task Force, CEO and Presidents from CABR and SOAR


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