Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 14

Rose takes part in Leadership OAR BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTOS BY KAREN MOORE E dmond Realtor Heidi Rose was one of 12 Realtors selected to participate in the 2019 Oklahoma Association of REALTORS ® Leadership Class. The purpose of the Leadership OAR is to identify emerging REALTOR ® leaders and potential Association leadership; empower those individuals to maximize their leadership potential; encourage those individuals to participate in Association leadership roles; and to incorporate those individuals into the Association’s committee/leadership structure. “You have to be nominated by somebody, and supported by your board and your broker,” said Rose, with Rose Team Homes at eXp Realty. “There was an interview process to see if you were a match for leadership. There were 12 people selected from around the state. We started in January and graduated in October. I was quite honored to be a part of it.” The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS ® connects real estate 14 January 2020 | The Business Times professionals across the state by providing comprehensive professional resources, maintaining the highest ethical standards and giving REALTORS ® a unified voice in shaping Oklahoma real estate property laws and regulations. As Oklahoma continues to become a sought-after locale for corporate relocation and growth, OAR continues to meet the needs of the real estate professionals who put both corporations and families into new homes every day in Oklahoma. In 2015, OAR reached membership levels above 9,000 for the first time since 2009. The participants of Leadership OAR will: • Increase their awareness of real estate and understand the state association; • Be involved in problem-solving activities on issues of current interest; • Network with leaders across the state who are actively involved in improving the association and profession; • Develop team-building and leadership skills; • Learn to communicate clearly and effectively; • Understand the requirements to be an effective leader; • Examine management and relationship- building principles; and • Learn to balance life and work. Rose said they visited various communities in the state including Grove, Ardmore, Stillwater and Oklahoma City. “It brings together different Realtors from throughout the state, and we go to various parts of the state to see different markets and meet with their board organizations,” she said. “We learn things from how to give speeches, personality assessment, public speaking, Roberts Rules of Order, time at the State House and different ways of learning about our own personalities and our strengths, and what we needed to work on being a leader.” Rose, her husband Todd, and daughter Katie have been involved in the Real Estate business for several years. All born in New England and Todd and Heidi attended