Sharron Dorsey, associated with the Long and Foster Real Estate Aberdeen office and a director with the Harford County Association of Realtors, was one of the 21 graduates from the Maryland Association of Realtors 12th annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held in Annapolis.
The MAR Leadership Academy was formed by Realtors who understand the important role they play in their community and the need to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge and competencies of fellow Realtors interested in making a difference in their personal lives and in their communities.
The Harford County Association of Realtors, one of 16 local Realtor boards/associations in Maryland, is a strong advocate and recognizes the importance of this program to our association's future.
The MAR Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed around developing skills in leadership, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs and community involvement. Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable and civic endeavors.
"The MAR Leadership Academy is a very valuable program for Realtors who are or have an interest in becoming a better leader in their association, their company and their community," Dorsey said.
"Today we honor you as future leaders in communities and within our Realtor organizations," 2012 MAR President Pat Terrill said. "I, too, am a recent graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and want to encourage you to be an accomplished 'listener,' as you lead," she added.
Honored guests were William J. Armstrong, III, 2012 Treasurer of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and NAR 1st Vice President Steve Brown who addressed the graduates and guests. "Being comfortable with and knowing yourself will define you as a leader," Brown emphasized. "Follow your passion and it will direct the course to lead effectively."
Carroll County Association of Realtors, Champion Realty Inc., Coldwell Banker Residential School of Real Estate and Mlend sponsored the 2011-12 MAR Leadership Academy and were recognized for their support.