Leadership Academy

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Leadership Academy is about to graduate its eithth class of Fellows.

LeadingAge Minnesota's Leadership Academy is a unique leadership development program designed specifically to cultivate high potential, transformational leaders in the field of aging services.

Fellows participate in a rigorous journey of leadership theory, self reflection, critical skill development and action learning.

They represent a new generation of transformational leaders in aging services – leaders who will not just respond to the changing times but who will drive positive change for their organizations and the aging services community. Learn more about the program here.  

2017-18 Leadership Academy Class of Fellows

2018-19 Applications Open!

Click here to view the program brochure.

Program dates:

  • May 22-23, 2018
  • August 21, 22, 23, 2018
  • November 14-15, 2018
  • January 16-17, 2019


Click here to preview the application requirements and questions.

Applicants will be notified of status by April 9, 2018.

Limited Scholarships are available from the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation. 

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

Click here to preview the scholarship application requirements and questions.


The Leadership Academy engages participants in a coordinated and multifaceted curriculum over nine months that includes:

  • In-person collaborative learning experiences
  • Site visits showcasing visionary leadership and innovation both within and outside the aging services field
  • Mentorship support through personal coaching teams
  • Leaders in Residence events –
    intimate conversations with experienced leaders who share their professional and personal leadership stories
  • Individual action learning projects designed to address organizational challenges or opportunities
  • Self exploration through assigned readings, exercises and assessments


Leadership Academy is sponsored by the following 2018 Annual Sponsor:

Here's what Leadership Academy alumni have to say:

"Leadership Academy is not just a program I will attend for a year. It is a program that will push me for a lifetime. I am so grateful."

"The Leadership Academy forces me out of my comfort zone to help me grow as a leader."

"Leadership Academy has been a profound experience in self awareness and development, both personally and professionally. I highly ercommend it for anyone wanting this type of leadership development."

"Leadership Academy is a gift you give yourself. You have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop your strengths as a leader. Highly recommended!"

"I have never felt myself grow so infinitely in such a short period of time - this program paid for itself in the first day!"


For further information, contact Barbara Landeen, 651.603.3522.


Need Help?

We're here to help you! Contact:

  • Barbara Landeen
  • Director of Member and Governance Resources
  • 651.603.3522 or 800.462.5368
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