RECA is committed to cultivating future leaders in order to ensure that RECA will continue to be led by a diverse group of real estate professionals with extensive knowledge of Austin, the surrounding communities and the real estate issues facing these areas. RECA's Leadership Development Council (LDC) program is a one-year leadership development program, and applications are accepted in the fall with final decisions being made in late November. Class members will participate in the following:
LDC Orientation and Overnight Retreat: LDC class members will meet and participate in leadership training during an overnight retreat that will take place January 24-25, 2020. Attendance is required to participate in the 2020 class.
Lunch & Learns: Class members will learn about different subjects relevant to the commercial real estate industry, including economic development, affordability, political strategy and transportation.
Lobby Days: LDC will participate in both a city and a state lobby day, where they'll learn the inside story about about our local political process directly from experts and elected officials. Class members will visit both City Hall and the State Capitol.
RECA White Paper: Class members will work together to research and write a white paper exploring a relevant policy issue. LDC class members will then present their work to the RECA Executive Committee, the RECA Board of Directors and the RECA REAL YP group.
Mentor Program: Each class member will be assigned a mentor from RECA’s leadership and are expected to meet at least quarterly. RECA will also host quarterly Mentor Breakfasts that all class members should plan to attend.
Christmas in October: The LDC class will participate in a special fundraising or other project for RECA’s annual Christmas in October philanthropy event.
RECA Event Attendance: Class tuition includes a complimentary registration to the RECA Exchange, the organization's half-day business conference in September. Attendance at other RECA events, such as luncheons, happy hours, committee meetings, and REAL YP programming is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged.