2020 Chapter Leadership Retreat

Elevate Leaders

Leaders set out to make a difference. And at IREM, we know a thing or two about managing to make a difference. Our chapters are the backbone of our Institute, which is why they need good leaders to inspire our members and help elevate the profession. This year, chapter leaders will come together at the Chapter Leadership Retreat for two and a half days of learning, networking, and fun.

April 20 – 22, 2020
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
Chicago, IL

Learn more and register

By participating, you’ll learn how to:

  • Elevate your skills in all aspects of chapter management and operations
  • Collaborate with other chapter leaders to learn best practices and run strong chapters
  • Create consistent alignment between Chapter Presidents and IAEs by building an effective working partnership
  • Effectively implement IREM’s strategic initiatives at the local level to advance and grow members and the profession
  • Become a confident leader who succeeds and advances your career as a real estate manager and in your role within the chapter

Interested in attending? Anyone is welcome to join us, but the following groups are expected to attend as chapters leaders:

  • 2020 Chapter President-Elects (special programming on April 20)
  • Chapter Executive Council Members
  • Chapter Committee Chairs
  • Other Current and Emerging Chapter Leaders
  • IREM Association Executives (special programming on April 20)


April 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm*
Chapter Management Bootcamp

For 2020 Chapter President-Elects (aka 2021 Chapter Presidents) and IAEs Only

Comprehensive training to focus on key areas of chapter leadership and building an effective partnership

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm*
Opening Party
Elevate your experience to higher levels. All registrants are invited to join us at the iconic Chicago landmark, The Signature Room on the 95th floor of 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly known as the John Hancock Building).

April 21, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Programming focused on leadership training, chapter success, best practice sharing, and professional speakers

Opening keynote – Scott Stratten
The age of disruption: Everything has changed and nothing is different

We’re in the age of disruption. And today’s business climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Every week, it seems there’s a new strategy, social media site, or technology appearing as a “must use” or the next “game-changer.” What we lose in this endless quest for the next bright shiny object is at the core of business; while everything has changed, nothing is different. Trust, connection, consistency, and service will always exceed any new app to hit the market.

In his keynote, Scott will walk chapter leaders through what’s real and what are only smoke screens in the world today.

Evening reserved for regional dinners.

April 22, 2020
8:00 am – noon

Continued programming

*2020 Chapter President-Elects and IAEs should plan to arrive in time for a 1 p.m. start time on Monday, April 20, 2020. All other chapter leaders should arrive in time to attend the Opening Party at 6:30 p.m.

Scott Stratten

Hotel Information

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Room Rate: $199 per night

Additional information on hotels and transportation is available on the Hotel & Travel Information page.

Event sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Chapter Leadership Retreat? Contact Brian Lozell bflozell@irem.org for more information.