Recognizing the Valuable Efforts of your Volunteers

One of the highlights during OREA’s annual leadership conference for me has to be our Volunteer Leader Awards. The presentations are always emotional and go a long way towards showing volunteers that we in the industry appreciate all they do throughout the year. Once again this year, OREA will be honouring volunteers from real estate … Continued

OREA Centre for Leadership Development launches Leadership Library

OREA Leadership Library is a web resource of tips, tools, checklists and articles that can help members become better leaders. Whether you’re a volunteer leader at your association, an Executive Officer or a leader at your real estate company, you’ll find something of value at OREA’s Leadership Library.  The Leadership Library include various topics of … Continued

Volunteers honoured at the OREA Conference

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many organizations, and the efforts of volunteers in the province’s real estate community were recognized during the 2012 OREA Annual Conference held at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre Hotel. Special volunteers were honoured for their time and effort by the Ontario Real Estate Association. One individual award and three group awards were … Continued

The OREA Centre for Leadership Development Launches eWorkshops

The OREA Centre for Leadership Development launches a new way to participate in the popular Leadership 200 and Leadership 300 courses. Beginning January 2012, Leadership 200 and Leadership 300 will be offered in e-Workshop format. This newly developed format simply requires a speaker phone and internet connection. Members can now gather in small groups at their … Continued

Listening to Improve Communication

Considering that most people spend a great part of their day listening to others, it’s surprising how difficult this seemingly simple skill can be. Lise Hebabi from the Intersol Group is one of the facilitators who helps local board Presidents-Elect master this skill as part of our course on Building Leadership through Communication. In the attached … Continued

Handling a Media Interview

The mere mention of a media interview will make many leaders more than a little nervous. To help our local real estate association Presidents-Elect get comfortable with their impending role, OREA provides them with intensive communication training that includes effective ways to handle media enquiries. In the attached podcast, Ken Anderson from Delta Media shares … Continued

Making Your Presentations More Powerful

One of our successful courses for local real estate association Presidents-Elect is all about communication.  Building Leadership through Communication is an intensive boot camp on handling conflict, conducting presentations and dealing with the media. Delta Media’s Bernie Gauthier, one of the facilitators of that program, puts participants through their paces as he helps them critique … Continued

Managing Conflict

Our Building Leadership through Communication course for Presidents-Elect took place this week at the Kingbridge Centre.  In this intensive  3-day workshop, participants learn how to manage conflict, make effective presentations and handle media interviews.  Over the next weeks we will share with you a series of short recorded interviews with the facilitators of that program. Today … Continued