What is your meaning of “nimble” at the boardroom table?

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick, so runs the nursery rhyme.  Even today this phrase expresses a suggestion to be quick and agile.  Agile has many meanings, i.e. nimble, responsive, swift, lively… you get the drift, right? One year ago the OREA Centre for leadership Development launched a “Nimble Decision … Continued

Professional Development for Executive Officers

What a great turn-out! 31 Executive Officers from across the Province met in September for 1½ days of informative sessions and information sharing at the Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto. During his welcoming remarks, OREA’s CEO, Ed Barisa congratulated two North Eastern Area boards Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® and Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Association … Continued

Planning an Event?

How many events do you plan each year? One, five, more than five? While event planning can be exciting and stressful at the same time, it is also extremely time consuming.  There is so much to do with many people depending on you to do a first class job. It’s always a good idea to … Continued

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

On June 13th we opened our doors and welcomed four new Executive Officers for an OREA Orientation day. Carolyn Bones-Poley, Niagara Association of REALTORS® Janet Laffin, Northumberland Hills Association of REALTORS® Jodi-Lee Bambrick, Orangeville & District Real Estate Board Christianne Newton, Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board The orientation session provides new Executive Officers with information … Continued

Building leadership through communication

OREA welcomed volunteer leaders, (Presidents-Elect), for an intensive three day session of communication training this September, repeating it in October.  The training was comprised of three training modules, Conflict Resolution, Positive Media Relations and Presentation Skills.  A participants guide was available to each attendee. Module One: Conflict Resolution The first module focused on communication and … Continued

Who do you consider to be a good leader?

Who do you consider to be a good leader? Maybe it’s a politician, a famous businessperson, or a religious figure. Or maybe it’s someone you know personally – like your boss, a teacher, or a friend. You can find people in leadership roles almost everywhere you look. However, simply having the responsibilities of a leader … Continued

“YES” my training by the OREA Centre for Leadership Development really did help

  Congratulations to Barb Whitney, 2012 President of London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® on her great presentation skills ( click the link to watch Barb)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hxt79gHipc&feature=youtu.be In 2011 Barb attended “Building Leadership through Communication” an intensive 2 ½ days of training for volunteer leaders that focuses on: Structuring powerful messages Prepare for a radio, … Continued

Leadership Course participant calls herself “lucky”

One of the main goals of our leadership training is to enable volunteers to make a difference in their association, business and community. I hope you will feel as gratified as we do when you read this Blog by NAR YPN member Lynn Minnick. Lynn Minnick calls herself “lucky” for having been picked by NAR … Continued