Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program

The Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program is designed to assist members to acquire leadership skills, strengthen their involvement on all levels of the REALTOR® organization, and provide them with a background in several topics of importance to REALTORS® seeking to take the next step in their career and volunteer leadership.

We are pleased to announce that the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) is being offered in a partnership with all Region 8 REALTOR® Associations! 

What is TRLP?

The TRLP mission is to cultivate leaders from all segments of the community by educating, developing, and encouraging participants to undertake leadership roles, providing them the means and resources to begin their involvement, and instructing them on how to utilize the assets to effect change and make a difference in their respective professional, personal, and civic areas of interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can i submit an application?

Please fill out the online application here. 

Applications are due by 5:00pm on February 26th, 2024.

Who is eligible to apply?

All REALTOR® member of WCREALTORS who are in good standing. 

Who is TRLP intended for?

REALTOR® members who are interested in being placed on the fast track for leadership opportunities at their local, state and national associations. 

What can i expect from the program?

The TRLP program offers participants the opportunity to meet other motivated leaders to share an in-depth educational experience that will challenge, inspire, and equip you to be that future Texas REALTORS® Leader. Participants will attend lectures, hear from guest speakers, utilize group discussions, and perform leadership exercises all while looking at vital issues that affect Texas REALTORS®. You will also build lasting relationships with fellow REALTORS®

If Selected, do i have to attend all sessions?

Yes, to graduate from the Leadership Program you must attend all sessions.

What is the selection process?

Prospective TRLP participants must come to the Association during a time slot on March 4th, 2024 for an in-person interview. The TRLP Selection Committee will select program members from a cross-section of the REALTOR® membership within the participating associations. Due to space limitations not, all eligible applicants are guaranteed acceptance into the program.

Is there a fee for the program?

Yes, the fee for the TRLP program tuition is $400. Applicants who are selected will be invoiced in their member portals. Tuition is due no later than March 7th, 2024. 

As a TRLP Participant, you will:

  • Experience a powerful learning community with the support of other aspiring leaders 
  • Get to hear from inspiring community leaders, government officials, and business executives 
  • Discover how you can contribute to the success of the REALTOR® organization 
  • Develop the skills to make a significant impact in your professional, personal, and civic areas of interest 
  • Earn CE hours 
  • Perfect your speaking and presentation skills 
  • Receive your personalized communication assessment 
  • Build lifelong relationships with colleagues and facilitators 
TRLP Commitment Overview

To graduate from TRLP you MUST attend all sessions. Should you not complete the TRLP program (missing more than one session and not graduate), it will be necessary for you to reimburse the Association $1,000.00 by the end of the calendar year. This is the amount of tuition subsidized, on your behalf, for you to attend TRLP.

2024 TRLP Tentative Schedule

  • Session 1 – Sunday, April 28th – 29th
    • Opening Retreat –  (Bryan College Station – overnight stay)
  • Session 2 – Friday, May 17th 
    • Leadership Defined – (Temple/Belton) 
  • Session 3 – Friday, June 21st
    • Leadership Directed – (Killeen)
  • Session 4 – Thursday, July 25th                  
    • Law, Legislature, and Texas REALTORS® (TR) 
  • Session 5 – Friday, August 16th 
    • Spokesperson Training – (South Central – Brenham)
  • Session 6 – Friday, Sept. 20th  
    • Leadership Developed (Waco)
  • Session 7 – Friday, October 11th
    • Leadership Delivered (Williamson County) 
  • Session 8 – Friday, November 15th
    • Graduation – (Highland Lakes) 


“It was such an amazing program. Not only did I get to team build with agents from all over Texas but we all bonded and will be friends & colleagues forever. TRLP pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to grow in a challenging and exciting way” It was a great experience and an honor to be in the program. I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to strive for excellence in the real estate profession.”

Victoria Crick-Thornton

2021 Graduate

“Participating in TRLP challenged me, motivated me, and inspired me!  I met some of the most amazing people and had the opportunity to travel all over our region to see how other Boards operate, to meet other leaders and see how they celebrate their successes and overcome challenges, and we spent time at the State Capitol observing how our legislature sets policy and laws that impact homeowner rights.  I connected with other Realtors who are positively driving our profession forward.  Through this experience I learned what I was capable of and who I could lean on when I needed help to reach the goals I set for myself. The connections are strong, the learning is powerful and the experience is life-changing.”

Jennifer Tucker

2017 Graduate

“As a 2010 Graduate of TRLP, I learned skills to help me become a leader in the real estate community.  Since graduating TRLP, I have served in many leadership roles including President of Women’s Council Austin, Women’s Council Texas State Network as a DVP and Chair for TREPAC for two different associations. I grew as a person and became more confident in myself. One of my favorite parts was public speaking (I didn’t know this at the time) but I can actually hold a microphone in my hand now and not almost cry.  I met some life-long friends along this journey. I will always cherish this experience.”

Ruby Johnson

2010 Graduate

“TRLP was the beginning of my leadership journey. After I completed the program, I started my path to becoming a Broker and very soon afterward stepped up as the Broker of Record and purchased my Brokerage.

During TRLP, I learned the logistics of our State Association as well as MLSs and I truly became an expert in Real Estate and practiced leadership skills which quickly became a part of my day-to-day business.

I’m extremely grateful for the connections that I made during TRLP. Some of us became brokers of our own office at around the same time, so we are able to share experiences and lessons with each other. We also pass referrals back and forth to each other.”

Lorrie Kennedy

2015 Graduate

“TRLP is an amazing journey.  You learn the knowledge and skills needed to become a leader within the industry.   You meet agents all over Texas and bond with them through team building exercises.  It was an honor to go through the TRLP program.  I highly recommend to anyone that wants to move forward and be a leader in the industry. “

Julie Jones

2022 Graduate

“Texas Realtor Leadership Program is leadership, and so much more. As a  previous leader that’s been through many many leadership programs my expectations were honestly rather low for this program… WOW was I wrong! 

I learn so much about myself, deep stuff you don’t casually talk about, our TRLP family opened up and through this program became such genuinely deep supportive friends… yes, you get a Region 8 network, but it is so much more than that!
I read all the same mushy stuff that I’m now typing, which is why I was kind of skeptical… Little did I know it is all true and then some. This program is just like real estate you get out what you put in… I’m thankful  to say I put a lot in an honor to say I got even more out!
Region 8 is full of absolutely amazing people, on your TRLP journey you will get to meet and maybe even get to know many of them!
Leadership, public speaking, your REAL reason why, tips, tricks, tools, self-care, TREPAC Advocacy, Texas Realtor staff and leadership.
Lastly what opportunities are available to you to give back!”
Alisha Austin

2022 Graduate

“TRLP opened my eyes to the numerous avenues of joining the sphere of influence available to a business professional within this industry. In real estate, there are internal and external legacy opportunities waiting for someone to dive in, connect, learn, and improve. I’m grateful for the experiences I enjoyed and for the relationships built.”

Joseph Towns

2021 Graduate

“Being involved in and graduating from the TRLP – Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program is one of the best educational paths I have taken in all the years I’ve been in this industry.  It teaches team building as well as Leadership skills.  I’ve never had a problem speaking in front of a large crowd, and the Spokesperson Training just helped me be even more confident in speaking to any size group in any situation. The friendships you make in this 9 month long journey will last forever. I have my TRLP Sisters that I talk with and meet up with as much as possible, and it’s been 11 years since I graduated from our Region 8 TRLP class. TRLP also empowered me to serve on the local, state and national levels of leadership.”

Susanna Boyer

2012 Graduate

“Before we started the TRLP, everyone said this project was amazing, but no one gave any specific details, which made me very curious. A mysterious program?Later I found that many of the TRLP alumni are very seasoned and established people in the industry, some even have generations of real estate influence, so I thought it would not be a waste of time.

I don’t know how many people reading this are Harry Potter fans. Anyway, I am. TRLP gives me the same feeling as the beginning of Harry Potter 6, (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1). After many efforts, the Prime Minister finally sat in the office he had longed for, and then the painting on the wall began to cough, revealing a whole new world to him that he had never known before.  There are things and experiences that will only be revealed to you when you are in the right room. TRLP is an experience just like that.

Maybe you just want to get a real estate license so that you can buy investment properties for yourself. But if you participate in the TRLP program, it’s possible that you will have a completely different plan. Such as learning how to lead a non-profit organization, or write a book, or join the city council, or how to become the mayor or even a member of the House of Representatives. Just hold tight, embrace the unknown, enjoy the adventure.

I highly recommend Williamson County’s, because in the next 8 months, you will drive to various cities around Austin, including college station, Waco, Highland Lakes, Temple, Fort hood, etc. It’s great to learn more about the cities in Texas,  for this is the greatest state after all.”

Scarlett Hao

2023 Graduate

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