Long Island Board of REALTORS® Leadership Academy

Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) Leadership Academy is a year-long immersive program with eight (8) sessions, designed to identify, prepare, and inspire emerging leaders for a future in volunteer leadership within the REALTOR® association and community. LIBOR members with demonstrated leadership abilities, who are committed to excellence in their careers and are passionate about the real estate industry, are encouraged to apply.

LIBOR offers accepted members an opportunity to participate in this exclusive program, which provides participants with the essential skills, knowledge, and confidence to become effective leaders at LIBOR, and within your community. The Leadership Academy will familiarize members with all aspects of LIBOR’s business to build a strong foundation for progression into leadership roles.

Each Leadership Academy session consists of ten (10) members who will begin their journey together and cultivate lasting relationships while developing, enhancing, and honing their leadership skills for future collaboration. Members will work on team-based projects, attend LIBOR events together, engage in field assignments, and interact with industry experts to help maximize their leadership potential.

A Dean shall be appointed for one year to serve as a mentor and sounding board for the class and recruit applications for the following year. At the end of the first year, the class shall designate from among their classmate, one (1) person to serve as Dean the following year.

In addition to the eight in-person sessions, participants must also complete the NAR Course titled “Fairhaven” (or any future NAR course that replaces Fairhaven).

Candidates Must Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Must hold an active real estate license.
  • Must be a member in good standing with LIBOR.
  • A letter of recommendation is required.
  • Must complete the NAR Course titled “Fairhaven”.
  • Enthusiasm and desire to grow your leadership skills.
  • Payment of $399 is due within one (1) week of acceptance. This fee includes all Leadership Academy sessions and admittance into the LIBOR Education Conference, including all sessions, handout materials, and meals.
  • Must be committed and available to participate in all Leadership Academy sessions and attend required events.

    Apply Here For the Leadership Academy

    Members are accepted through a competitive application process that prioritizes a commitment to association and industry leadership and personal and professional development. Applications will be reviewed, and appointments will be made, by the current LIBOR Executive Committee.

    Applications are due by September 15, 2024.

    For more information about our Leadership Academy, please email Christina DeFalco-Romano, LIBOR Communications Manager at Cdefalco@lirealtor.com.


    LIBOR Leadership Academy program consists of eight in-person sessions. Four of the in-person sessions will require approximately a one-day commitment and are spread throughout the year as outlined below. Completion of all sessions is required to graduate.*

    *Attendance is required at all sessions and events. Absences, if any, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the current LIBOR Executive Committee, will require additional assignments for students to be reinstated. 

    Sessions Include:

    SESSION ONE: February 2025 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Introduction to the LIBOR Association
    LOCATION: REALTOR® Service Center, Woodbury, NY

    SESSION TWO: March 2025 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Welcome to Leadership
    LOCATION: REALTOR® Service Center, Woodbury, NY

    SESSION THREE: April 2025
    Government in Action

    SESSION FOUR: June 2025 | 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM
    LIBOR Annual Education Conference & Trade Show
    LOCATION: Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

    SESSION FIVE: August 2025 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Fascinate® - Discover How the World Sees You
    LOCATION: REALTOR® Service Center, Woodbury, NY

    SESSION SIX: August 2025 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Communication Skills and Media Relations
    LOCATION: REALTOR® Service Center, Woodbury, NY

    SESSION SEVEN: October 2025 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Culinary Creations Team Building Session
    LOCATION: Babylon Mercantile, Babylon, NY

    SESSION EIGHT: December 2025
    LIBOR Board of Directors Meeting and Graduation

    All confirmed dates will be announced to accepted participants.