MAR Leadership Academy


MARLA Application

Deadline to submit application has been extended to 5pm Monday, December 19th!



The Montana Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy is dedicated to educating, encouraging, empowering, and promoting strong volunteer leaders while maximizing an individual’s leadership potential for local, state, and national leadership positions.


We set forth to inspire them with motivational activities and assist them by refining their unique leadership abilities.

Candidates will work together in a specialized format that combines individual study, group communication, and hands-on project experience, focusing on strengthening their leadership skills.

Core sessions promote the development of specific role model attributes, team-building exercises, goal setting structures, personal profile analysis, network building, and implementing new fundamental strategies.

The objectives of the Montana Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy are:

► To encourage REALTORS® into state leadership and beyond.

► To further educate and motivate candidates in key areas that include:

     o Awareness of the real estate industry

     o Initiating problem-solving techniques

     o Engaging in an interactive course focusing on proven leadership principles and practices

     o Providing a network of excelling leaders that remain actively involved in improving our profession as a whole




February 8-9, Best Western Great Norther, Helena, $189/night

May 17-18, Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula, $199/night

August 9,  Virtual

October 18-19, Chico Hot Springs, $120/night



Participation in MARLA is open to all members of the Montana Association of REALTORS®. Qualified candidates will be selected to participate in our esteemed program and those not selected are encouraged to reapply in future programs. Candidates are chosen by an anonymous selection committee based upon the detailed information they provide in their application.



Tuition for the program is $500. To apply you will need to include the following along with your completed application: a refundable deposit of $250, attach (3) professional references, and a recent professional high-resolution self-portrait photograph (300 dpi or greater). You may also submit a short, personalized video which will be viewed by the anonymous selection committee and classmates (video is optional). The application deadline is December 15. Tuition includes four core sessions, meals during these sessions, and all instructional materials. Additional costs for candidates will involve transportation from their home to our meeting site as well as their hotel accommodations.


MARLA Application


Deadline to submit application is 5pm Monday, December 19th.



Congratulations to the 2022 MARLA Graduates!


  • Sharon Dedmon
  • Kelly Ecklund
  • Doryce Hawkins
  • Carey Kanavel
  • Kristin Kerr
  • Mandy Koppany
  • Brenda Miller
  • Billie Parrott
  • Amber Corrow-Scott
  • Clay Seccom
  • Jenna Simanton
  • Robin Wallace


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