Please join us in welcoming the Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class of 2024!

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 Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy, 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 five in-person (5) sessions – three (3) Kentucky REALTORS® business meetings and two (2) retreats. Additionally, there will be one virtual session in the months without a retreat.

The Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy is open to all REALTOR® members of Kentucky REALTORS®, however, a maximum of 12 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

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact Kentucky REALTORS® at or call 859.263.7377.

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

To graduate from the Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy, 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 5-7, 2024 in Lexington, KY
Retreat 1: March 26-28th, 2024 in Washington, D.C.
KYR Summer Retreat: June 24-27th, 2024 in French Lick, IN.
Retreat 2: August 21-23rd, 2024 in Cumberland Falls, KY.
KYR Annual Convention: September 23rd-26th, 2024 in Lexington, KY.
KYR Leadership Conference: December 2nd-4th, 2024 in Lexington, KY.


The Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy 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 KRLA 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 2019The Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy 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
LeadershipKYR Class of 2015

The Kentucky REALTORS® Leadership Academy 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
LeadershipKYR Class of 2015/2021 Class Director

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
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
LeadershipKYR Class of 2002

To view pictures from past KRLA retreats, click here.

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