Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) Seminar Series

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The ELA Program was honored with the Best Practices Award from the Midwest College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. This award is presented to an individual or team who demonstrates creativity, process improvements, excellence, or professional achievement within a functional area of human resources (either an entire HR unit or smaller subunit).

Strong leadership is essential for organizational success. Michigan State University is pleased to offer the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA), sponsored jointly by Academic Human Resources and Human Resources (facilitated by HR Professional Development Services and AAN), to provide opportunities for high quality cross-campus leadership development and dialogue. Activities are free of charge to all participants.

The Executive Leadership Academy includes two components:

  1. The Leadership Seminar Series - addresses core leadership competencies in half- and full-day facilitated sessions. The Schedule describes the upcoming seminars. 
  2. The Leadership Fellows Program - the goals of the Executive Leadership Academy are to deepen and enrich the leadership skills of current and emerging University leaders and provide a cross-institutional approach to leadership development. The Fellowship is now facilitated through the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services: https://adminsv.msu.edu/whats-new/index.html

2016-2017 ELA Seminar Series

Managing from the Middle


Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, University Club, Ballroom

(Continental breakfast, registration and networking at 8:00 a.m.; program begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.)

Building Capacity for Resilience as a Leader


Tuesday, January 31, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, The Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B106/B107

(Continental breakfast, registration, and networking at 8:00 a.m.; program begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided)

Crucial Accountability


Tuesday, March 14 AND Thursday, March 16, 8:00am – 4:30pm Each Day, The Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B106/107

(Continental breakfast, registration, and networking at 8:00am; program begins at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided.)

If you have any questions or suggestions for upcoming programs, please contact Cindi Leverich at leaders@msu.edu.