Leadership Training

Contact: Rachel Branson
(202) 266-8169

NAHB provides a range of opportunities for supporting Area, State and Local leadership training events through partnerships with the local or state association(s).

HBAs can contact NAHB to discuss ways that we can help to support your leadership training goals.

Upcoming Area Leadership Training Events

The following are examples of upcoming Area Leadership Training events. Registration for these events is managed through the individual area association.

Oct. 5-6, 2023

Area 11 Leadership Training

Oklahoma City, OK

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Oct. 12-13, 2023

Area 10 Leadership Training

Minneapolis, MN

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Oct. 19-20, 2023

Area 15 Leadership Training

Seattle, WA

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NAHB Leadership Orientation

Held at the National Housing Center in Washington DC, the NAHB Orientation has historically been hosted exclusively for Executive Officers. NAHB recently developed a Leadership Track that provides volunteer leaders programming that is tailored to the member’s specific role as a leader within the Federation, through experiential components, roundtable discussions and customized training sessions.

While attending these meetings, leaders will have the opportunity to network and learn alongside other HBA leaders, hear from NAHB Senior Officers and staff, and discuss with fellow leaders the housing issues that impact their business.

The NAHB members who attended the 2023 Spring Orientation had the opportunity to tour Capitol Hill and meet with members of the Problem Solvers Caucus. Find out more about their experience on this page.

Learn more about how to register for upcoming Leadership Orientations. 

Please note: Due to limited spaces, only one registration per HBA unless attendance permits.

NAHB Leadership Training Conferences

NAHB is pleased to partner with State and Area HBAs to host Leadership Training Conferences within their region, helping to make leadership training more accessible for member leaders who volunteer at their Local or State HBA. For HBAs interested in learning more about how to host a Leadership Training Conference, please review the NAHB Leadership Training Conference Hosting Toolkit.

HBA Advisory Services

HBA Advisory Services offers customized consulting and training for you and your volunteer leaders to help your association reach new levels of success. We will work with you and your leadership as you position your association for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Topics include leadership, governance, membership, team development and more. To view a full list of current offerings or to schedule a Leadership Training Workshop, visit HBA Advisory Services.

Local BOD Orientation

It’s important to provide important information to new and existing board members about the organization and their individual and collective roles and responsibilities as directors of the association. Grounding your board in principles of good governance can go a long way to building a strong and healthy board of directors.
For additional information on how to schedule a Board Orientation, submit an Inquiry Form.

President’s Council

NAHB’s President’s Council is hosted by Advisory Services and held during each of the three annual leadership meetings. The gathering includes an update from NAHB leadership and content to improve your HBA’s impact, efficiency and effectiveness.

Emerging Leader Grant

NAHB provides a limited number of one-time grants for members to attend either Spring or Fall Leadership Meetings. The grants are designed to support emerging local and state leaders who are interested in becoming engaged at the national level, but who have not yet had the opportunity to attend a national meeting.

Learn more about how to apply for an Emerging Leader Grant.