The Presidents’ Academy (not just for new or local presidents anymore) seeks to provide training on transformational leadership – this foundation moves away from the typical transactional model many locals find themselves in. The Presidents’ Academy will not only teach you the skills you need to perform the tasks of the president to help run a full capacity local, but will also give many opportunities for personal growth to take your leadership to the next level. You will be connected with leaders from similar locals as well as experienced presidents to help provide mentorship along your journey.
The Presidents’ Academy is a two-year commitment with most of the trainings typically in conjunction with our Summer and Winter Conferences with additional virtual options. Member engagement and networking opportunities, as well as book studies, compliment the training leaders receive.
At the end of two years leaders will be invited to stay to continue their learning as well as help mentor new presidents. All expenses (within reason) will be covered for all required training which includes overnights, meals, mileage, cost of substitutes or your daily wages up to a maximum of $125 per day. In addition, release days may be granted to local leaders who do not receive days for special projects based on the size of their local with a minimum of one half-day up to three days for larger locals without any release time.
In order to be consideration applications must: