No More On-The-Job Training: Keys to a Successful Volunteer Leadership Program

No More On-The-Job Training: Keys to a Successful Volunteer Leadership Program

By: Bill Shepherd, CAE

The Ontario Real Estate Association provides a comprehensive leadership-training program to volunteers at real estate associations throughout Ontario, Canada. The results have led to more effective and efficient associations—and happier association staff—and the program has even been adopted by national real estate associations in Canada and the United States. Here are the keys to OREA's leadership-training success.

Imagine that you've accepted a salaried job for which you have few or none of the required skills. To make the situation even worse, the company that hired you does not offer any professional development and you're expected to learn on the job. And, by the way, you have all the responsibilities, fiduciary duties, and risks!...