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The LeadingAge Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership program designed to strengthen not-for-profit leadership in aging services.

A Year in the Leadership Academy

Be Part of A Life-Changing Year!

Join more than 250 aging-services professionals who are strengthening not-for-profit leadership in aging services. 

2015 Fellows and Schedule

The 2015 Fellows are meeting 5 times over the course of the year, see the locations and dates.

Applications for the 2016 Leadership Academy will open in mid-March, 2015. Learn more about the 2015 eligibility requirements, including tuition and travel expenses.

Questions? Meg Ogea, mogea@leadingage.org or 202-508-1212.

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Featured Content

When You Think You Have It All Figured Out...You Don't

Jill Vitale-Aussem, executive director of Christian Living Communities in Clermont Park, Denver, CO, reflects on a Leadership Academy visit to 2 provider organizations: the Frances E. Parker Memorial Home in Piscataway, NJ, and St. Margaret's House in New York City.

Discovering What’s Possible to Make a Home

A group of Leadership Academy fellows visited 2 provider organizations in Arizona: Archie Hendricks, Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility and La Posada at Park Centre. Dee Pekruhn, director of resident services at Westminster at Lake Ridge and a 2014 Academy Fellow reflected on the lessons of that trip.

Rude Awakenings: When Our Work Makes Our Lives Unbalanced

Jill Vitale-Aussem, executive director of Christian Living Communities in Clermont Park, Denver, CO, reflects on her struggle as a leader to balance work demands with other aspects of life.

Georgia Rep. Woodall Visits Gwinnett Christian Terrace

Rep. Rob Woodall (GA) recently visited Gwinnett Christian Terrace (GCT) in order to learn more about affordable senior housing in his district. Notably, this visit was made following up on a promise he made during a visit to his office as part of the 2013 PEAK Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

Leadership: Stepping Stones Toward Addressing the Gaps

Dana Chandler is the director of public relations, marketing and events at Gwinnett ChristianTerrace and is a 2013 Leadership Academy Fellow. LeadingAge invited Dana to reflect on her visit to Capitol Hill during the 2013 PEAK Leadership Summit.

Action Learning

Kelly Smith-Papa is the Corporate Director for Learning at Masonicare and is a 2007 Leadership Academy Fellow. LeadingAge invited Kelly to reflect on the Action Learning Project component of the Leadership Academy.

Reading is Believing

Laurie Mante is executive director of The Community Hospice, a member of The Eddy and St. Peter’s Health Partners, and a 2008 Leadership Academy Fellow. LeadingAge invited Laurie to write about how the Leadership Academy’s readings impact her to this day.

Exploring the Gaps in Aging Services

Suzanne Pugh is the President of Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC, and is a 2012 Leadership Academy Fellow. LeadingAge invited Suzanne to write about what she took away from her participation in the Academy’s study circle.