HGAR Seeks Future Leaders Through Accelerator Program

Mary Prenon | April 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The current leadership of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently held a virtual information session on its new initiative for 2020—the Leadership Accelerator Program. As a result of the association’s recently developed Strategic Plan, the goal of this program is identifying and developing new leaders for HGAR’s future.

The current leadership of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently held a virtual information session on its new initiative for 2020—the Leadership Accelerator Program. As a result of the association’s recently developed Strategic Plan, the goal of this program is identifying and developing new leaders for HGAR’s future.

HGAR President Gail Fattizzi has personally risen through the ranks over the past 20 years, volunteering in many roles including Education Council Chair, Communications Council Chair, Association Secretary/Treasurer, as well as a NAR and NYSAR Director and many other positions.

“I’d estimate that it took me the better part of 10 years of involvement to fully understand all of the opportunities and how everyone works together,” she said. “But, 10 years is too long to wait for new leadership to get up to speed and move our organization forward. We need to find and develop those leaders now.”

The recent videoconference information session was hosted by Fattizzi and Katheryn DeClerck, the Leadership Accelerator Facilitator. There will be 10 sessions involving various topics, beginning September 2020 and concluding in June 2021.

“My personal belief is that leadership qualities are innate,” added Fattizzi. “I don’t think leaders can be created, and not everyone is meant to or wants to lead. But I do think that leadership skills can be identified, cultivated, channeled and given the right platform to shine.”

There’s still time to apply for the program, which will be held at HGAR’s various locations. For more information, please contact Jana Currier, Director of Member Engagement, at: jana.currier@hgar.com.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications