Leadership Orientation

Contact: Rachel Branson
(202) 266-8169

*Dates and registration information for the 2024 Fall Leadership Orientation will be announced soon.

Leadership Orientation provides volunteer leaders at state or local HBAs the opportunity to attend a two-day networking and training session to become familiar with NAHB’s programs, products and services, while also further developing their individual leadership skills. Attendees will be able to more effectively articulate NAHB’s benefits and the services it provides to HBAs and members. Plus, NAHB will cover all travel expenses of each attendee as outlined below.

This program runs concurrently with the New EO Orientation and may include joint sessions with the attending Executive Officers. View a sample schedule from a previous Leadership Orientation. (Note: The finalized schedule for the upcoming event will be shared with attendees upon acceptance into the program.)

Who can participate?

Leadership Orientation is designed for leaders who are newly engaged at the local or state level, or who are aspiring to start their national leadership journey. The ideal candidates for this program are those who are currently serving in a secretary, treasurer, vice president or similar role within their state or local HBA. Please note: Due to limited spaces, only one registration per HBA unless attendance permits.

Attendee Obligations

All attendees will be required to attend the full, two-day orientation at the National Housing Center, NAHB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition, attendees must complete a program evaluation specifying how they benefited from attending.

Travel Reimbursement

There is no fee to attend the Leadership Orientation; funding is provided to all registered attendees as outlined in the NAHB Travel Reimbursement Policy.

How to Register

Attendee registration will be confirmed on a first-come basis, and registration will close if capacity is reached. Please complete the form below to register. Each registration must include one letter of endorsement supporting your attendance, which can be from any of the following individuals: your local or state HBA Executive Officer, your local or state HBA President, an NAHB National Area Chairman (NAC), or an NAHB State Representative. Incomplete registrations or those received after the deadline will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: There are limited spaces for the orientation. Please make certain you can commit to attending the full, two-day orientation prior to completing this form. Due to limited spaces, only one registration per HBA unless attendance permits.

Washington, D.C. Area Airports

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) – 4.4 miles from NAHB (Metro accessible)
  • Dulles International (IAD) – 27 miles from NAHB (Metro accessible)
  • Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) – 32.2 miles from NAHB

PLEASE NOTE: NAHB will not pay for first-class or upgraded plane or train tickets.

Reserve Your Room

Room block information will be made available upon confirmation of your registration for the program. For hotel pass key information, contact Olivia Vigee.

PLEASE NOTE: You may choose to stay at an alternate hotel, however, only the amount at the designated room block per night (or less) will eligible for reimbursement.