February 14, 2019

ABA Business Law Section Leadership Academy

To assist members interested in honing their leadership skills and their understanding of leadership, the ABA Business Law Section is developing a new member benefit -- a Leadership Academy designed to provide its members with the knowledge and skills to enhance their efforts to attain leadership roles in the ABA, charitable, community and civic organizations, and their places of employment. The Section’s Leadership Academy is an alternative to leadership development and training programs offered by many universities and for-profit organizations.  Unlike other programs, the Section’s Leadership Academy will be integrated into regular Spring and Annual Meeting programs in concert with participating substantive and administrative committees, and supplemented by webinars and/or conference calls.

The Section’s Leadership Development Committee is coordinating the Leadership Academy with the participation of various Section Committees, including the Non-Profit Organizations and Corporate Governance Committees.  The Leadership Academy’s programs will be presented over a two-year period with live programs at regular Section meetings and plus periodic supplemental webinars. 

The Inaugural Leadership Academy Class is set to start with sessions during the Section Annual Meeting in September 2019 in Washington, DC with two programs:  The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Leadership and Best Practices in Leading Non-Profit Organizations.  The number of participants in the Inaugural Leadership Academy Class may be limited depending upon interest.

There is no additional cost to participate in the Academy above the costs associated with attending the Spring and Annual Meeting.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion which will can assist participants in their efforts to attain leadership roles in non-profit and civic organizations.  To apply, simply visit the Leadership Academy website to access the online application.