Applications are open for the 2020 Leadership Development Academy – apply now! 

The Leadership Development Academy (LDA) is a six-month program designed to develop visionary, service-oriented REALTOR® members for professional, civic and community leadership roles. The program, which runs from December of 2019 through May of 2020, exposes a diverse group of participants to a variety of topics through seminars, events and experiential learning sessions. Working with professional leadership coaches, participants identify and develop their personal and professional leadership styles and communications skills. The program offers an overview of the significance of community and civic involvement as well as insight into the REALTOR® organization and the role of volunteer leaders.

The Richmond Association of REALTORS® will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Leadership Development Academy from September 30 through October 25, 2019. All RAR REALTOR® members are eligible to apply for the program. The LDA application includes questions about professional career experience, civic involvement and leadership aspirations. Each Leadership Development Academy class is limited to 18 qualified participants chosen by the RAR Nominating Committee. Brokers are encouraged to nominate members of their firms who exhibit strong leadership potential. The participant fee is $395, which covers all registration fees, transportation and other expenses related to the program.

If you have questions about the Leadership Development Academy, you may contact Peggy Lynch by email at or by phone at 804.422.5000.

The full program description and application is available HERE.