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Leadership Academy

About the Leadership Academy

The CCIAOR Leadership Academy is a seven-session program focused on improving your leadership skills and community knowledge with the goal of empowering you to be a better leader and volunteer. The sessions, held at unique locations across Cape Cod, cover topics related to skills enhancement, business development, and community-building and will provide you with a foundation to hone and execute your leadership style.

Throughout this program, you will interact and have thought-provoking discussions with colleagues at various stages of their careers who bring their own experience and perspective to each session.

The CCIAOR Leadership Academy is proudly supported and sponsored by RMS Mortgage

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The 2020 Leadership Academy

Congratulations to our 2020 Leadership Academy Class!

2020 Leadership Academy Sessions - click on the session name to see details

Team Building - An Iron Chef Competition
Tuesday, February 25 | 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Get to know your colleagues while working within your team dynamics. A professional chef will be present throughout the challenge when you strap on an apron, help prepare your team dish and then be professionally judged on your creations. It's all in good fun and NO cooking skills are needed (but may be helpful).

Meet & Greet Reception 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Afterward, meet and network with Association Leadership and Leadership Academy alumni while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Location: Hyannis Harbor View Restaurant, 235 Ocean Street, Hyannis

Resolving Conflict in Your Life
Tuesday, March 10 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
Conflict is ever-present in our lives though it does not have to spell problems. Learn ways from pros on how to prevent conflict and use collaborative problem-solving techniques to resolve the conflict through better communication to make you a better leader.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet

Sustaining Leadership Success
Tuesday, March 24 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
A leadership expert shares methods to help you develop sustained leadership success with hands-on interactions, discussions and helpful take-aways for informative and easy reference.

Location: CapeSpace, 13 Steeple Street, Mashpee

Be a Leader in Your Industry
Tuesday, April 14 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
The real estate industry is changing fast. Your association is the pathway to adapt to that change. Learn about the ways your contributions can improve the real estate industry both on Cape Cod and the Islands, across Massachusetts, and throughout the country. You'll learn directly from those involved at the volunteer leadership level and our staff who are working on making these changes happen.

Location: Everleigh Cape Cod, 265 Communications Way, Hyannis

Honing Your Leadership Style to Create an Inclusive Culture
Tuesday, April 28 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
How are you perceived by others when you speak or communicate? Based on who you are communicating with, your actions and words can be interpreted differently. This session will help you become more aware of those differences and what you can do to hone your communication style to be an effective leader.

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Understanding the Cape's Economy & How Real Estate Drives It

Tuesday, May 12 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
Real estate is deeply woven into the fabric of the Cape Cod economy. Here you'll take a deep dive into the issues facing real estate in the future on Cape Cod and the economy in general to discover how demographics drive the economy.

Location: Cape Cod Commission, 3225 Main Street, Barnstable

#Engage Cape Cod - How to Positively Help Your Community
Wednesday, May 27 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
Learn how to engage your community to affect positive change, be an effective advocate for your industry and understand the roles of community leaders and how they are making a difference in our region.

Location: The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Main Street, South Yarmouth

Attend One Association Board of Directors Meeting
Once selected to participate in the 2020 Leadership Academy, you will be invited to sign up to attend one board meeting of your choice in order to better understand leadership expectations and operations of the CCIAR & CCIMLS. This will give you a transparent view of how your association does business at a local level.

Location: CCIAOR, 22 Mid Tech Drive, W. Yarmouth

Leadership Academy Graduation
at the CCIAOR Summer Soiree | TBD

Be recognized by your peers when CCIAOR hands out its annual awards and celebrates the real estate industry on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Our summer soiree kicks off summer in a relaxing and congenial atmosphere.


2019 Leadership Academy graduate Laurie Webster of Today Real Estate discusses the highlights of the program.

From Paul Chatelain

"The 2019 Leadership Academy gets the most motivated and dedicated agents on Cape Cod together to learn from each other and improve their craft. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would love to see a Leadership Academy part II in the future."

From Karen Rezendes

"What an empowering combination of communication, collegiality, and community! The Leadership Academy is more than just a series of workshops; through ongoing opportunities beyond the sessions, it fosters the philosophy to lead by being one's next best self every day."

Need more information? Contact:

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

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