Leading with Purpose: 2024 Education Summit

Advanced Education Experience for Multifamily Leaders

Friday, May 3, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
Category: Education

Leading with Purpose will be a transformative experience designed to empower leaders to navigate the complexities of the multifamily industry with confidence and foresight. Advance your leadership skills with this high-level event and go beyond the basics for advanced insights, strategies, and networking opportunities to propel participants to the forefront of the rapidly evolving multifamily landscape.


Unlock Your Potential with Keys to Effective Leadership

Transform your leadership style and learn how to guide yourself and your team through the ups and downs of the multifamily industry. The best leaders are constantly looking for ways to hone their expertise and this action-packed session will provide the opportunity to do just that. Empower yourself with takeaways to steer you and your team towards success.


FREE All Access Pass 

AAMD Education Conference & Trade Show - May 14th

Purchase a ticket to Leading with Purpose and gain all-access to our May Trade Show! This opportunity will include an exclusive Trade Show workshop for Leading with Purpose attendees, led by Clover Sharpe and Amanda Lingenfelser, where attendees can participate in an engaging discussion on leadership and book reflections with this wrap-around learning moment.

Education Summit BookBar!

All NEW this year, the BookBar will feature 3 books referenced by Dr. Debbie Phillips in her discussion: Radical Candor, The Speed of Trust, and Crucial Conversations. Take your pick to continue your leadership education beyond the Summit!

                            The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything: Stephen M .R.  Covey, Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill: 9781416549000: Amazon.com:  Books                        Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Third  Edition: Grenny, Joseph, Patterson, Kerry, McMillan, Ron, Switzler, Al,  Gregory, Emily: 9781260474183: Amazon.com: Books


Lori is a sales and service champion, marketing expert, cultural and branding visionary with over 30 years of
multi-family experience. As an idea instigator and
creativity cultivator, she fuses imagination with reality to deliver bold results. Lori's presentations and keynotes are designed to help individuals succeed and inspire change through humor and real life experiences people relate to.



Debbie Phillips is an internationally recognized real estate professional with over 30 years of experience with diverse property types. As an entrepreneur, Debbie has a multi-faceted career including developing world class leadership development programs and talent management strategies. Just recently, Debbie was recognized as one of twenty Most Inspiring Women in 2022 by Woman Leaders Magazine. In 2020, Debbie received the J. Wallace Paletou award that recognizes individuals devoted to the betterment of the real estate profession and society as a whole. Debbie was awarded the first Real Estate Award of Excellence as a Certified Property Manager (CPM) in 2015 by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and received the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award by the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute.

In addition to her private consulting, Debbie serves as President of the Real Estate Career Academy. As part of her workforce development, Debbie serves on numerous boards and advisory councils related to economic development, business and industry partnerships and talent retention. She has become known as the Apartment Doctor as her multidisciplinary approach begins with an emphasis around human capital.

Debbie completed her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, where her research focused on Resident Satisfaction and Employee Engagement as she developed an Employee Engagement Model for the Multifamily Housing Industry. Debbie also holds a Master of Science degree in Housing & Consumer Economics, with an emphasis in Senior Housing, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Journalism, both from the University of Georgia. Her Master’s research focused on lifestyle satisfaction for seniors and factors related to increasing engagement in shared housing.

Debbie believes in the philosophy, "You can dream, build and create the most beautiful place in the world, but it takes PEOPLE to make the dream a reality." Debbie’s passion is developing top tier talent that adds value to an organization through increased employee engagement. In addition to teaching and consulting, Debbie is an author and nationally acclaimed speaker.

Why You Should Attend

  1. Invest in Your Professional Growth 
  2. Create & leave with a personal Professional Development plan
  3. Learn 3 tools & resources to tackle tough conversations
  4. Unveil & understand the cornerstones of effective coaching
  5. Refine core leadership skills such as emotional intelligence, decision-making, developing people and more

Who Should Attend

  • Regional Property Managers
  • Corporate Trainers / Education Providers 
  • Executive Level Multifamily Professionals

Limited Seats Available

General Admission - $725.00 

Each general admission pass includes one ticket to attend, breakfast, lunch, attendee goodie bag and 1 selection from the Bookbar. 

Use Promo Code EAC24 to Save! 

*Does not qualify for Education Property Pass

Sponsorships Available



Retreat Agenda

Registration & Breakfast 

Group Workshop
Facilitated by Lori Snider, RedPeak

10:00AM - 12:30PM
Keys to Effective Leadership 
Featuring Dr. Debbie Phillips


Keys to Effective Leadership Part II
Featuring Dr. Debbie Phillips

For More Information, contact:

Lisa Godbehere

lisa@aamdhq.org  |  (303) 329-3654