NACEP Leadership Academy

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Have you wanted to hone your leadership skills and be recognized as an emerging leader? Are you an early-to-mid career level professional working in the concurrent or dual enrollment field? NACEP's new Leadership Academy is a great opportunity for you to advance your career to the next level.

The NACEP Leadership Academy will convene an exclusive small group for intensive leadership training. Students will explore policy and education trends. They will hone leadership and strategic planning skills. Each participant will be paired with a mentor for one-on-one coaching to complete a project related to her or his professional goals. Graduates will be recognized at the NACEP national conference and through other national and regional channels.

What Should Participants Expect?

Participants in the inaugural class will begin with a two-day Induction Retreat in the Rocky Mountains. The retreat will include topics such as:

  • Interest and skills inventories
  • Analyzing and utilizing data
  • Creative problem-solving and decision-making
  • Strategic planning and transformative leadership
  • Education policy frameworks and advocacy
  • Understanding concurrent enrollment and education trends

Each month the group will meet virtually on specific topics with guest experts, culminating with a day-long workshop just before the NACEP National Conference. Each participant will share the results of a professional project which at the Culminating Workshop.


  • July 16-17 Induction Retreat (Rocky Mountains, exact Location TBD)
  • Monthly Virtual Meetings
  • November 4 Culminating Workshop in San Antonio, TX

Cost: The cost for the Academy is $500. This does not include travel to the two on-site meetings. Limited numbers of scholarships will be available to applicants based on need, and may include travel subsidies.

Who is Eligible to Apply? Individuals with 2-4 years of experience in the concurrent or dual enrollment field from NACEP member institutions or organizations, including high school partners of postsecondary members.

What is the Deadline to Apply? The deadline to apply to the NACEP Leadership Academy is May 11, 2018.

When Will I Know If My Application was Accepted? Applicants will be notified by May 25 if they have been accepted into the program.

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