Who WE ARE

Leadership Accelerator is the premier professional development program, designed to engage, empower, and develop the next generation of leaders in Michigan’s Great Southwest.

 

We develop leaders who will effectively grow, sustain and lead local organizations and our community into the future.

Sponsors and SupporteRs

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OUR PURPOSE

We seek to deliver a holistic approach to leadership, through self, career, and community exploration.

 

The program is designed to be an individual journey to focus on personal evolution, professional development and promotes engagement and leadership in the community.

During the ten-month intensive development program, future leaders will assess individual strengths, emotional intelligence, community perspectives, barriers to community success, effective communication skills and more.

OUR PURPOSE

We seek to deliver a holistic approach to leadership, through self, career, and community exploration.

 

The program is designed to be an individual journey to focus on personal evolution, professional development and promotes engagement and leadership in the community.

During the ten-month intensive development program, future leaders will assess individual strengths, emotional intelligence, community perspectives, barriers to community success, effective communication skills and more.

Who LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR Benefits

Individuals in a high-impact role and emerging or current leaders with a strong desire to increase their leadership capacity are ideal candidates to attend the Leadership Accelerator program.

Businesses that invest in The Leadership Accelerator are not only helping support the program, but also invest in Michigan's Great Southwest, by further developing strong leaders who will continue to help our economy.

OUR PURPOSE

We seek to deliver a holistic approach to leadership, through self, career, and community exploration.

 

The program is designed to be an individual journey to focus on personal evolution, professional development and promotes engagement and leadership in the community.

During the ten-month intensive development program, future leaders will assess individual strengths, emotional intelligence, community perspectives, barriers to community success, effective communication skills and more.

OUR History

This program was formed by forward-looking leaders from dozens of local private, public and non profit organizations at Michigan's Great Southwest Strategic Leadership Council.

After 4 years of success and 120 graduates under this model, the Leadership Accelerator was moved to Kinexus Group in 2019 to best set the program up for success in the future.

Now, four key organizations serve as the driving force for the Leadership Accelerator: Kinexus Group, Spectrum Health Lakeland, The United Way of Southwest Michigan, and The Strategic Leadership Council.

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NOMINATE A LEADER

Participation in The Leadership Accelerator is through nomination only. Businesses are encouraged to nominate any employee or employees that they feel would benefit from the program. Any leader who has previously been nominated, but has not been selected or able to previously enroll, is eligible for re-nomination.

Nominations for the 2019 Leadership Accelerator class are closed; however, businesses may begin nominating for 2020 below:

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