REALTOR® University’s Leadership Institute is a non-accredited branch of REALTOR® University offering guidance and insight to the development of leadership skills and abilities. Formed in 2017, REALTOR® University’s Leadership Institute’s initial project was to manage the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)’s Leadership Academy.

After recognizing the need for leadership training across varying professions related to the field of real estate, we have grown in scope to include a leadership assessment that is free to the public. We plan to create a library of resources providing off-the-shelf materials for associations to use in their leadership training initiatives. Ultimately, REALTOR® University’s Leadership Institute will position itself as an authority in association leadership training, offering varying degrees of assistance to build, grow, and collaborate the future leaders of industry.

Leadership Assessment

REALTOR® University’s Leadership Institute is proud to offer a first-of-its-kind experience to the public: a leadership assessment tool backed by industry research and insight from nationally recognized leaders.

We’ve partnered with an award-winning team with over 20 years’ experience in custom online development and a best-in-class testing firm with over 70 years of global leadership training experience to create the assessment you are about to experience.

This scenario-based leadership assessment analyzes four core leadership competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills,
  • Discernment/Strategic Thinking,
  • Empowerment/Inspiration, and
  • Adaptability/Entrepreneurship.

Your experience is designed to be immersive and engaging, while providing you with results verified by peer reviewed research, whitepapers, and industry best practices. We invite you to participate and take the next steps in your leadership journey!

Click the image below to access REALTOR® University’s Leadership Assessment.

Click here for the Leadership Assessment User Guide.


Note: There is no limit to the number of attempts, so continue to re-assess your skills and grow as a leader!

NAR’s Leadership Academy

As of 2017, REALTOR® University’s Leadership Institute was tasked with the enhancement of NAR’s Leadership Academy. After examining possible outcomes, REALTOR® University’s Leadership Institute is proud to announce that future classes of NAR’s Leadership Academy will experience a blended learning approach that will combine the best of in-person and online leadership training.

This will include live “office hours” in an online environment, access to leadership training materials both online and in-person, live in-person seminars from industry experts, and travel to NAR office locations and annual conferences.

Additional details pertaining to session information, the application process/criteria, financial commitment, etc. can be accessed through the following link: