The Leadership Academy was established in 2008 to identify emerging Realtor® leaders ready to get involved, make a difference and enhance their leadership skills. The goal of the Academy is to empower its participants to develop the skills needed to lead a committee, a Realtor® association or a community activity.
“We are very excited about this year’s program and its participants,”
Members of the Leadership Academy will participate in classroom activities, group and independent study sessions, team-building and goal-setting exercises, leadership techniques and communication skills enhancement. In addition, they will collectively work on their class project designed to promote greater awareness of the need for organ donation.
Galavis’s volunteer activities include service to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, and sponsoring a needy family. In addition, Galavis is a 2013 Young Professionals Network Advisory Committee District Contact, 2013 Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Network Chairperson, 2013 Global Networking Forum Vice Chairman, and 2013 local chapter Woman’s Council of Realtors® Secretary.
As part of the Florida Realtors® Leadership Academy, Galavis states “Volunteering for the Realtor® organization has been a part of my business plan and goals from the beginning of my career. I began serving with Women’s Council of Realtors®, NEFAR Global Business Council and now spearheading the Young Professional Network at our local association. I find giving my service to the Realtor® community is not only rewarding but also beneficial to the business.”
Galavis was awarded the Watson Realty Corp.™ President’s Award for 2012 for closing more than $3 million in sales with her business partner, Millie Kanyar. Galavis was also chosen as a real estate role model within Watson Realty Corp.™ in 2012 representing the Jacksonville region. Galavis is with the Watson Realty Corp.™ Hidden Hills office (http://www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com) and can be reached at 904-710-5387.