Leadership Academy

Developing the Leaders for the Future

Since 2010, Leadership Academy has developed leadership capacity and core competencies of more than 350 aging services professionals by tapping their natural talents and authentic leadership style. It blends leadership theory, applied learning, and personalized coaching to mentor current and emerging leaders in our field. 


Class of 2022 Announced

Fellows for LeadingAge Minnesota’s 2022 Leadership Academy have been selected. 52 leaders will comprise the largest cohort in this program’s history. They represent a wide diversity of profession, service setting, geographic region, and organizational profile within our membership. Their leadership development journey began May 4 in St. Paul for a session on Authentic Leadership. Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota President & CEO, was the first guest leader to visit with the cohort, sharing her leadership journey and insights.

Click here to view the 2022 Class of Fellows.


Leadership Academy is built around these key themes:

  • Authentic Leadership (May 4-5)
  • Rethinking Thinking (July 20-21)
  • Motivating and Leading Teams (Sept. 28-29)
  • Transformational Leadership (Nov. 30-Dec. 1)

What our participants are saying:
“Throughout this Leadership Academy journey I uncovered strengths and areas of opportunity within myself that I would not have discovered otherwise. I have learned lifelong lessons and I cannot wait to continue to put the things I have learned into practice to strengthen my leadership skills.” Megan Caspers, St. Francis Health Services of Morris 
See more Reflections from Fellows


Learn More About Leadership Academy

Congratulations to the 2021 Leadership Academy Class of Fellows, who graduated at the 2022 Institute & Expo on Thursday, February 10. 


Questions? Contact Barbara Landeen at 651.603.3522 or blandeen@leadingagemn.org.

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