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What is the HAR Leadership Academy?

The Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy (HARLA) is a training and development program designed to empower individuals to maximize their leadership potential.

In this dynamic leadership experience, participants will combine individual study, group sessions, and actual project experience to develop their leadership skills. If selected, you will join fellow REALTORS® in a powerful series of retreats, including sessions on leadership skills, team-building exercises, procedures for goal-setting, personal profile analysis, network building and improving communication skills.


Donna Rice
2017 President

Kaua‘i Board of REALTORS®

“Build true leadership abilities whether you lead meetings or in your everyday life.”


Frank Goodale
2018 President

Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS®

“An excellent opportunity to network with people that share similar goals and values.”


Jenny Brady
2018 HBR President-Elect, 2015 CRB President

Honolulu Board of REALTORS®

“Examining our own styles of leadership and communication and how to employ that in our everyday activities has been so worthwhile to me.”


Session 1 (June 5, 6, and 7, 2018)

Includes a half-day welcome to get acquainted with the program, fellow students and participants, and the REALTOR® organization. Plus one day of DISC training and one day devoted to the powerful REALTOR® Leadership Program where students will increase their institutional knowledge and strengthen their leadership skills.

Session 2 (August 14, 15 and 16, 2018)

Through this session, students will learn to identify and leverage their strengths for positive results, as well as gain knowledge about the different styles of leadership. The session includes powerful tools that should be included in every leader’s toolbox, such as public speaking, media training, and strategic planning.

Session 3 (October 2, 3 and 4, 2018)

The third session provides students with the final set of practical tools to assist them in becoming successful leaders. Training will include mastering difficult conversations, dealing with conflict, setting SMART goals, and decision making.


All 2018 sessions will be held on Hawai‘i Island at the Kilauea Military Camp.


Application Process


REALTOR® members who are interested in sharpening their leadership skills to help them exert a strong, positive influence on the future of the REALTORS® organization and in their profession.


Download the Leadership Academy application in fillable pdf Format. The deadline to apply for the 2018 HARLA program is March 31, 2018. Selection for the academy will be made by April 15, 2018.


Participation in the program is open to HAR members. Space is limited to no more than 16 attendees each year. Applicants selected for inclusion in the program must attend all three retreats and pay a $1,250 tuition fee. This fee covers the sessions, handout materials, accommodations, and meals. Travel arrangements and expenses to attend the sessions are the responsibility of the participant.