Leadership Training

Contact: Rachel Branson
Director, Leadership Training & Development
(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.

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 at these meetings, attendees 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. (Please note: Due to limited spaces, only one registration per HBA will be allowed unless attendance permits.)

  • During the 2023 Spring Orientation, attendees toured Capitol Hill and met with members of the Problem Solvers Caucus.
  • At the 2023 Fall Orientation, attendees toured Capitol Hill and met with Montana Senator Steve Daines.

Leadership Orientation was also held in the spring of 2024 and it will be offered again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). Learn more about how to register for upcoming Leadership Orientations.

Leadership Academy

Each year, the NAHB Leadership Academy welcomes a small group of experienced industry leaders to participate in a year-long program that will develop their skills and prepare them to serve in national leadership roles. Participants complete virtual and in-person learning sessions that are designed to build on previous leadership experience. Learn more about the Academy and how to apply.

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, please review the NAHB Leadership Training Conference Hosting Toolkit.

Below are upcoming conference dates. Registration for these events is managed through the individual area association that is hosting the event.

Sept. 12-13, 2024

Area 8

New Orleans, LA

Register now

Nov. 7-8, 2024

Area 11

Kansas City, MO

Register now

Nov. 14, 2024

Area 4

Concord, NC

Register now
April 16-17, 2025
Area 10
Des Moines, IA
Registration coming soon

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.

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.