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Would you like to join the ranks of some of the most successful REALTORS® from around the state? You can by becoming part of the LeadershipKYR program, offered by Kentucky REALTORS® since 2002. Recognizing that leadership development is an essential element in the process of improving our Association and profession, Kentucky REALTORS® attempts to identify emerging REALTOR® leaders in the state, encourage them with motivational activities and assist in sharpening their leadership skills in the hope they will exert a strong positive influence on the future of the Association and profession.

The program allows participants to work together in a training course that combines individual study, group sessions and actual project experience in using leadership skills. Training sessions include identification of leadership skills, team-building exercises, goal setting, personal profile analysis, network building and improving communication skills. In total, there are six (6) sessions – three (3) Kentucky REALTORS® business meetings and three (3) retreats.

LeadershipKYR is open to all REALTOR® members of Kentucky REALTORS®, however, a maximum of 20 individuals will be appointed to participate in the program. Participants will be chosen from a cross-section of the profession and will reflect the diversity of the organization.



How to Apply

Applications for 2020 are being accepted and should include all the information you need, however, if you have any questions about the program, you can contact Kentucky REALTORS® at kyrealtors@kyrealtors.com or call 800.264.2185.

Please note: attendance at all sessions (retreats and Kentucky REALTORS® meetings) is mandatory. 

To graduate from LeadershipKYR, a participant is expected to attend all Retreats and 3 KYR Business Meetings. Dates and locations listed below are tentative and subject to change.

KYR Legislative Meetings: February 11-13, 2020 in Lexington & Frankfort, KY

Retreat 1: April 7-9, 2020 at Country Lake Retreat Center, Underwood, IN

Retreat 2: May 2019 Location TBD

KYR Business Meetings: June 17-19, 2020 at Pikeville, KY

Retreat 3: August 2019 Location TBD

KYR (Region 4 combined) Annual Convention: October 12-15, 2020 in Savannah, GA

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The LeadershipKYR program offers one scholarship to a participant (or shared among participants) in the program. Named in memoriam of Carl Adams, a former REALTOR® and member of the 2005 LKYR class, the scholarship will fund tuition and is awarded based on committee recommendation.



Objectives of the LeadershipKYR program are:
  • To identify Kentucky REALTORS® who have demonstrated leadership potential through job-related and  community activities.
  • To train participants by developing leadership skills.
  • To motivate participants by:
    • Increasing awareness of real estate and association management issues and challenges
    • Involvement in problem-solving activities on issues of current interest; and
    • Providing a network of leaders for the local, state and national levels of the Association

Learn more about the LKYR program objectives here


What members had to say about the program:

Class of 2019LeadershipKYR is like no other class. All of the instructors not only brought their different perspectives and valuable knowledge, but also their friendly "you can do it" attitudes and smiles. The fast pace of the class and the numerous topics and speakers keep you excited and anxious for the next. The course was never boring and the evening entertainment was very relaxing. As an INTROVERT, this class helped me face my fears and learn to speak out and to reach for the goals I want to attain. The TEAMWORK of the other agents helped forge a bond that I you can't place a value on. My only regret is my year is over and I have graduated.

Sue Ann Collins, NKAR Director & Region 5 At-large Delegate
LeadershipKYR Class of 2015

LeadershipKYR gives you the opportunity to understand more about and identify the various facets of the real estate industry in Kentucky. You learn many things about yourself and meet some of the most influential in our business. The friendship bonds formed are strong and everlasting. Overall, a very positive experience.

Robin Roseberry, Region 5 Director
LeadershipKYR Class of 2015

My journey through LeadershipKYR gave me the opportunity to understand how our state Association functions and what it means to "give back" to a business that has given me so much!

Kevin Farris, 2009-10 KYR Treasurer
LeadershipKYR Class of 2003

This program is another way that Kentucky REALTORS® supports the local boards. It is an in-depth training program for your leaders. Participants have the opportunity to network with REALTORS® across the state, learn more about their Associations and what they do for them and develop skills that will assist them in their leadership roles and their business. It is a journey of discovery and I believe you get out of this program what you are willing to put into it.

Jennifer Harris, 2009 LKYR Chair & Past Region 5 Director
LeadershipKYR Class of 2002

To view pictures from past LKYR retreats, click here.
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