ARDA Leadership Development Program
To develop and educate through a well-rounded and multi-faceted curriculum, future leaders committed to serving ARDA and the shared vacation ownership industry.
- Provide a solid foundation of industry knowledge by focusing on the major segments of the industry
- Develop an understanding of the purpose and structure of ARDA
- Share information about service opportunities to the industry and ARDA
LEAPS stands for leadership-education-action-progression-service
The ARDA LEAPS program is designed to develop and educate, through a well-rounded and multi-faceted curriculum, future leaders committed to serving ARDA and the shared vacation ownership industry.This one-year program offers association leadership development for individuals at various management levels within ARDA member companies. Our program provides a broad range of courses focused on all aspects of our industry and association structure and operations plus continuing opportunities to serve ARDA and the shared vacation ownership industry. We are committed to helping industry professionals become the future volunteer leaders of ARDA, your industry trade association.
ARDA LEAPS features both industry and association training. Industry training is garnered through monthly webinars, on-line learning and the Timeshare Industry Resource Manual. Association training is conveyed through a comprehensive, training seminar conducted at the ARDA offices in Washington, DC. Participation in ARDA's annual convention, fall conference and regional meetings serve as practical applications of the information conveyed through the program to program participants. Leadership examples are woven throughout the program.
The ARDA LEAPS program
is one year in length, commencing and ending at the annual ARDA
The AIF is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 ARDA LEAPS
Candidates are nominated
by their employer. The nominating
organization will complete an application for their selected nominee. Both the nominee and an officer of the
nominating organization are required to sign the nomination application. In addition, as part of the application
process, the individual nominated is required to submit a 150-work bio and a written statement
(500 words or less) as to why they want to participate in ARDA LEAPS. The application, bio and written statement are
submitted to the AIF. A panel of industry
experts conducts a “blind” review and scores the nominees’ written
statements. The nominees with the
highest scoring statements are selected to participate in the program.
Individuals not selected may apply in future years.
The fee to participate
in ARDA LEAPS is $3,500 and includes the following: Timeshare Industry Resource Manual; AIF
Qualification Test; Timeshare 101 eLearning; Partnership Strategies eLearning;
ARP/RRP Designation fee; one ARDA regional meeting registration fee; one ARDA
fall conference registration fee; and two ARDA convention registration
fees. Additional convention activities
are also included in the fee.
Apply today and use this helpful checklist.