What is the Leadership Academy?
The Academy is an intensive, cohort style, developmental experience that happens every spring semester. The vision of the Academy is to create a learning community of engaged scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who will apply theories and principles of leadership to their current contexts and beyond.
Participants will attend weekly workshops where they will engage with advanced leadership concepts through discussions with leaders on and off campus. They will identify their own strengths and growth areas as leaders. They will work on teams that will design and execute leadership development projects. Projects in the past have focused on improving or creating Graduate Student Organizations, organizing service projects, researching leadership development opportunities on campus, and working to overcome personal barriers to leadership. This year’s workshops will focus on a deep dive into social change and action oriented leadership.
When is the Leadership Academy? The Academy will begin with a mandatory all-day retreat at the beginning of Spring Semester (January 12, 2020 from 9:30am-4:30pm). The academy will meet for Thursday evenings every week for eight weeks during Spring Semester 2020- 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 from 5:00-6:00pm, and on 3/12 from 4:00-7:00pm (note: 3/5 is MSU's spring break and there will not be a meeting that week). Dinner will be provided for participants each week.
Participants need to be able to attend each session described above. However accommodations can be made if no more than one session is missed, not including the retreat.
The Leadership Academy 2020 Cohort Retreat is required for participants who have applied and been selected for the full Academy program. To apply on or before 12/9/2019 visit: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aas4zK0dDrFiiih
Please provide any accommodations needed in the Comments section of the registration form linked below