HGAR Leadership Accelerator Program

About HGAR's Leadership Accelerator Program

The Leadership Accelerator Program was developed as a result of HGAR’s Strategic Planning process. A key component of the plan adopted in 2019 is identifying and developing new leaders who will play a vital role in shaping the Association’s future. These leaders are critical for HGAR to remain a dynamic and relevant organization that will best serve our members.

Selection Criteria:
• You are a leader in your personal or professional life.
• You are a good decision maker.
• Preference given if you have demonstrated interest in your REALTOR® Association and/or volunteer experience.

HGAR Leadership Accelerator Application


Program Sessions*

Prerequisite prior to session one: Read 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is YOU by Rebecca Halstead (provided upon program acceptance and payment).

The Program runs from Sept. 2021 - June 2022.

Program Sessions are targeted to be scheduled the first or second week of each month.

  1. Leadership Styles (Ron Phipps, September 2020)
  2. Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together—HGAR, OneKey MLS, NYSAR and NAR (Richard Haggerty, October 2020)
  3. Diversity Equity and Inclusion in our Industry (new in 2021)
  4. Economic Development in the Lower Hudson Valley (Maureen Halahan, December 2020)
  5. The Role of Leaders in a REALTOR® Association (Adorna Carroll, January 2021)
  6. Legislative Activism and Leadership in Adversity - The critical role RPAC plays in the Real Estate Industry (Noam Bramson, November 2020 and John Ravitz, February 2021)
  7. Leadership Panel—Past President’s of HGAR share their experiences (Katheryn DeClerk, Gail Fattizzi, Diane Cummins, Nancy Kennedy, Marcene Hedayati, Barry Kramer, Renee Zurlo, March 2021)
  8. Build Your Leadership Presence with Public Speaking (Scott Morlock, May 2021)
  9. Lobby Day
  10. Graduation
  • subject to change in order