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Leadership Academy

APPA remains committed to the health and safety of our valued members. We are excited to share that we are reviewing opportunities of in-person offerings for fall 2022 of APPA U.

In the interim, view our calendar of events for online professional development offerings for 2021/2022.

Program Structure

The Academy is a unique experience that will expand your ability to be an effective leader. The Academy promotes the concepts and skills needed to be a life-long learner, not just in leadership but in your whole life. This has the potential to be a “game changer” in your life.

The Academy is designed as an interactive learning experience. This means that there are many activities YOU will be asked to participate in such as: organizing a cohort group, presenting group thought and ideas, leading a discussion on a given topic, listening to content delivery, expressing new solutions to old problems, etc. This style requires that you participate but more importantly, that you grow as a leader. You will have the same set of facilitators for the whole week. They will be there to monitor and present skills and knowledge needed at that level of learning. They will also facilitate the sessions and help you learn… but the real learning is up to you.

We want the Academy to make a difference in your life. Please take time to know and understand the concepts. LEADERSHIP can be learned and applied to any role in your life; Professional or Personal. LEADERSHIP is a CHOICE and not a position. Choosing what is RIGHT is a result of good leadership principles , practices, and choices. ENJOY the experience.
– Paula Farnsworth, Dean of the Academy 

Curriculum – Prior to selecting your core area, please review the course descriptions below.


If you have any further questions regarding registration, please contact APPA’s Professional Development Department at