Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy is a leadership development program that will help you fine tune your leadership skills so that you are READY and ABLE to serve your REALTOR® organization.

The mission of the Leadership Academy is to build strong leaders for tomorrow who are committed to ensuring that our industry and communities are prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. The Leadership Academy is also a personal development program that will benefit you in all aspects of your life.

The Leadership Academy consists of 7 sessions held monthly at Maryland REALTORS® in Annapolis, MD. You will have the opportunity to develop, enhance, and hone your leadership skills and competencies. The Program will also help you define your leadership style and educate you on the history, structure, and inner workings of the REALTOR® organization. In addition to the 7 in-person sessions, participants must also complete or have a current certification in: Commitment to Excellence, At Home With Diversity, and Bias Override.

2024-2025 applications must be completed with all necessary endorsements by August 4, 2024. Endorsements must be returned to Susan.Yashinskie@mdrealtor.org.

Apply to Leadership Academy!

Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Leadership Academy Program.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • Applicants must be licensed real estate salesperson, associate broker, broker, or affiliate member in good standing with Maryland REALTORS® and local board/association.
  • The application must be completed – including a letter of endorsement from your local board/association. No applications will be accepted after the due date.
  • Applicants must be available to complete all session dates listed on the application.
  • The cost of the Academy is $750 which will be invoiced after the applicant has been invited to participate and must be paid in full prior to the first class.
  • Each eligible applicant will be interviewed by a panel of the Leadership Academy Advisory Group via the Zoom.
  • Candidates will be notified within a week of the interview process.


A limited number of sponsorships are available to those firms and businesses who recognize the need and benefit of encouraging those interested in making a difference.