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Leadership Academy

Leadership skills have never been more needed in educational institutions. APPA’s Leadership Academy prepares educational facilities professionals to become effective leaders with the skills to create thriving cultures of trust and lifelong learning.

Available through both in-person and virtual programming, this interactive learning experience is based on proven leadership development solutions. Facilities professionals progress through four levels of instruction:

Attendees of the January 2024 Leadership Academy in New Orleans (below) described it as: “phenomenal … a great learning experience.” “It’s helping me be the leader that I’ve been called to be.”

Virtual: February-March, 2024

NOTE: All programming will be offered in the Eastern time zone.

Level I: Individual Effectiveness Level II: Interpersonal EffectivenessLevel III: Managerial Effectiveness
March 5-7
11:00am – 2:00pm
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March 12-14
11:00am – 3:00pm
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March 26-28
11:00am – 3:00pm
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March 19-21
11:00am – 2:00pm
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In-person: San Antonio, Texas, June 25-27

Held in conjunction with the Institute for Facilities Management and the Bilingual Supervisor’s Toolkit.

General information
Hotel and travel information
Cancellation policy


Want to host the Leadership Academy on your campus? Contact [email protected].

Leadership Academy Level IV (Campus Only)
February 26-28, 2024
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Leadership Academy Level III (Campus Only)
February 26-28, 2024
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Leadership Academy Level I (In-Person)
February 27-29, 2024
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
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Leadership Academy Level IV (In Person)
March 25-27, 2024
University of Washington – Bothell
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“We want the Academy to make a difference in your life. Take time to know and understand the concepts. Leadership can be learned and applied to any role in your life, professional or personal.”
– Paula Farnsworth, Dean of the Academy 

Questions about APPA’s Leadership Academy? Please contact [email protected].