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Leadership Academy

About the Leadership Academy

The CCIAOR Leadership Academy is a dynamic seven-session program focused on improving your leadership skills and community knowledge with the goal of empowering you to be a better leader at work and in your community. The sessions cover topics related to skills enhancement, business development, community building and awareness of today’s significant topics in our industry which will provide you with a foundation to hone in on, build and execute your leadership style.

Throughout this program, you will have the opportunity to interact with and have thought-provoking discussions with colleagues and community leaders at various stages of their careers who bring their own experiences and perspectives to each session.

Due to COVID-19, all sessions will be held virtually at this time.

The 2021 Leadership Academy

2021 Leadership Academy Sessions - click on the session name to see details

A virtual welcome session that doesn't feel so socially distant!
Tuesday, March 9 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

2021 is the year to be happier -- to appreciate what you have. Katie Clancy, a CCIAOR Leadership Academy Alum, is being invited to speak around the country with her Happy Camp. In this session, she’ll share exercises based around the 8 timeless principles of happiness for a real estate professional. In addition, we’ll be breaking the ice with your leadership academy classmates as we kick off the Program and enjoy some special welcome treats sent to you just for this session.

Sustaining Success at Work and Home
Tuesday, March 23 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

Leadership expert Sarah Scala shares proven optimism, resilience and grit concepts to help you develop sustained leadership success with hands-on interaction, discussions and helpful take-aways for informative and easy reference. This session is always the most highly reviewed by Leadership Academy attendees, so it’s placed early to set the stage for the program.

“I learned so much from this session. Sarah kept the group involved & was able to define resilience and grit in a way I never realized. She went over the habits of positive/optimistic people and the benefits of these habits; definitely continue this course!”

-Hayley Nickerson, Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Making Room at the Table
Tuesday, April 6 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take NAR’s new interactive Fairhaven program beforehand and come prepared for a robust discussion around race and real estate -- and all areas where the real estate industry needs to do better to be a more inclusive and diverse industry.

Advocacy in Your Backyard: Be a Leader in Your Community & Your Industry

Tuesday, April 27 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

Whether or not you take an interest in politics, it takes an interest in your business. As such, you need to know how to be an effective advocate for your industry and your clients to affect positive change in your community. Leaders from around the state and country will join you for a discussion of what they are working on and thinking about as this industry continues to evolve and change.

Stamp Out Conflict In Your Life
Tuesday, May 11 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Conflict is going to happen, but it doesn’t have to blow up deals or destroy relationships. Learn ways on how to resolve conflict using collaborative problem solving techniques through more constructive communication.

Understanding Cape Cod's Unique Economy
Tuesday, May 25 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

Real estate is deeply woven into the fabric of the Cape’s economy. Hear the Cape Cod Commission staff share insights and resources to take you on a deep dive into the factors impacting the economy on Cape Cod and how real estate plays a major role in driving the direction of the Cape’s economy.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: How Strategic Goal Setting Builds Your Business
Tuesday, June 8 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Award winning international real estate and motivational speaker Valerie Garcia will share ways to build a foundation for your success with a real estate business plan that outlines strategic goals and actionable steps to improve your business.

Attend One Association Board of Directors Meeting

Once selected to participate in the 2021 Leadership Academy, you will be expected to attend one board meeting of your choice in order to better understand how the Association operates. This will give you a transparent view of how your association does business at a local level.

Board meetings take place on Wednesdays, from 10:00am - 12:00pm and are held on Zoom.

March 10, 2021
May 5th, 2021
July 14th, 2021


From Katie Dawson

“It was such an honor to be in the 2020 CCIAOR Leadership Academy, in fact it was a highlight of the year. The programming was inspiring and the relationships that we built have a solid foundation for growth. I especially enjoyed learning more about the association and how hard the leadership works for our REALTORS® as well as the communities they work in. I left the program feeling optimistic which was a challenge this year!”

From Tara Franklin

“I got so much out of the Leadership Academy! Even though it was virtual, it was incredibly educational and informative. I learned things about the Cape that I otherwise would never have been exposed to. I also met wonderful colleagues that I look forward to working with in the future. I highly recommend this program to anyone that wants to deepen their experience as REALTORS®.”

Need more information? Contact:

Patricia Pry
Events & Partnerships Director 508-957-4327 email