Jul. 08, 2019 by TREC Staff

We Answer Your ALC Application Questions

What is the Associate Leadership Council?

The Associate Leadership Council (ALC) is a 10-month leadership development program for 27-37-year-old commercial real estate professionals designed to inspire and educate the industry’s future leaders.

The program consists of:

  • A mandatory class retreat
  • Nine monthly program days, one Friday per month
  • Two Leadership Lunches with notable leaders
  • Management and completion of a real estate-related community service project
  • The selling of FightNight raffle tickets to help raise money for The Real Estate Council Foundation

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Who is eligible to apply?

Class of 2020 applicants must be between 27 and 37 years of age as of September 1, 2019 and must have a current membership with The Real Estate Council.

Retreat attendance is mandatory for all ALC class members. If an applicant is unable to attend the ALC Retreat, the applicant is ineligible to apply for the program.

What application materials must I submit to apply?

Since there are two components to your ALC application, there are two deadlines:

July 25:

  • Completed Pre-Application
  • Headshot

August 8:

  • Completed Full Application
  • Signed Commitment form
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Check out our Application Checklist, application dates, and program dates here.

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How is the class selected?

Steering Committee members review all applications and meet applicants at our two upcoming Open House events. Steering Committee members then cast their votes in a confidential blind ballot. The class is limited to 30 members and as such, is a competitive application process.

Who is on the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee is made of up ALC graduates and includes a Class Chair, a Class Vice Chair, and 10 additional committee members who are each responsible for chairing one program day.

When are the two Open House events?

The first Open House will take place August 1 and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the program, but only those who submitted all application materials may register for the second.

What if I can’t attend both Open House events during the application process? Can I still apply?

If you are unable to make one of the Open Houses, you can still apply. We encourage applicants to attend at least one of the Open House events.

How should my letters of recommendation be submitted?

Emailed to Kelsey Holmes or submitted online with the Full Application.

To whom should my letters of recommendation be addressed?

The ALC Class of 2020 Steering Committee.

What does the Executive Coaching component entail?

Executive coaching with the Rose Porterfield Group is an efficient, high-impact process that helps high-performing people in leadership roles improve their skills and business results in ways they can sustain over time. With more than 30 years of business consulting experience, and a practical and aggressive approach, the Rose Porterfield Group prepares our ALC class members to become the industry leaders they strive to be.

ALC members fill out a battery of state-of-the-art tests covering intellect, personality, work approach, and emotional intelligence. After completing all assessments, class members dig into the core of the coaching process, meeting one-on-one with Dr. Robyn Porterfield and Dr. Bob Rose to develop actionable plans that lead to better skills and work habits. Class members are encouraged to bring issues to the meeting for which they would like input. Assessment results are confidential, shared only at the discretion of the individual class member.

What is the time commitment for an ALC Class Member?

Participation in ALC is a rewarding and demanding commitment. Each class member should expect to devote a minimum of 20 hours each month to the program. The ALC Commitment includes:

  • Mandatory class retreat: If an applicant cannot attend the retreat, they are ineligible for the program and will need to apply the following year.
  • Project related workdays
  • Each class member is permitted to miss a cumulative total of up to 12 hours of class program days.

What is the cost of the program?
$5,000 which includes expenses for all program days, the retreat and executive coaching.

How many people apply for ALC?

We do not disclose this number, but it is a competitive process, made more so by the need for a balanced class.

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