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L.E.A.D. Academy

RSCK’s Professional Development Committee and Board of Directors recognize emerging leaders of today will guide REALTOR® and community organizations of tomorrow and have established a leadership development program known as the L.E.A.D. Academy.

The purpose of this program is to cultivate visionary leaders for our Association and communities through a powerful series of programs. This intensive and dynamic leadership experience will combine individual study, group sessions and actual project experience to develop leadership skills. Candidates will gain valuable knowledge they can apply in both their business and personal lives.

Sessions include Orientation, Personal Strengths, Team Building, Meeting Management, Legislative, Leadership, Public Relations, Community, Strategic Planning, Conflict Resolution, Negotiations, and Visionary Thinking.

Candidates will learn from dynamic people like Parliamentarian, Ann Rempel; Mediator Jeannie Erikson; WSU’s Center for Community Support and Research, Seth Bate; plus many other fantastic instructors and facilitators.

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January – In the Know: The Program, Yourself and Others!

  • Orientation
  • StrengthFinders – discover your strengths & how to utilize them
  • Team Building – customized program from WSU

February – Know the Association: Meet and Greet

  • Robert’s Rules training with KAR Parliamentarian Ann Rempel
  • Tour RSCK office & meet staff – learn what they do
  • Committees – Hear from the Chairperson what each one is all about
  • RSCK Board Meeting 

March – Community and You: One Can Affect the Other

  • Wichita Police Department, Wichita Fire Department, Chamber, GoWichita, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
  • Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Children’s Home, American Red Cross

April – What a Capital Idea! 

  • We will take you to Topeka for lunch, a tour and to learn more about the legislative process

May – In the Eyes of the Public

  • Video book reports from homework assigned at earlier date
  • Social Media training
  • Spokesperson/Media training 

June – Leadership: What does it take?

  • 3 C's of Leadership: Credibility, Commitment, Common Sense with Karel Murray
  • There's No Such Thing as a One Person Tango with Karel Murray

July – Disputes: Prevention & Resolution

  • Video reports from civic and charity homework assigned at earlier date
  • Mediation/Negotiation/Conflict Resolution with Michael Toebe

August – Moving Towards the Future

  • Strategic Planning training 
  • Why Use a REALTOR® video work
  • Leadership Lessons from a Leader 
The cost for RSCK L.E.A.D. Academy is $299 - THAT'S ONLY 37.38 PER DAY.
This includes the eight (8) all day sessions, all related materials, and lunches.
Program held bi-annual.  Applications for the 2018 Class will be available in the fall of 2017.


For questions: Contact Cindi Ferguson, Professional Development Director via email or by calling 316.263.3167