The Michigan Community College Leadership Academy is faciliated by the MCCA and Lead Star. It is designed for faculty and mid- to senior-level community college administrators who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Vice Presidents, Deans, Professors, Associate Professors, Program Chairs, Associate Deans, or Directors are encouraged to apply if interested in developing their leadership skills. Participants must be nominated by their president or chancellor.
The nine month cohort-style learning journey will include three in-person workshops at the MCCA office, action-based learning projects in between the live sessions, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and a capstone graduation experience in conjunction with the annual MCCA Summer Conference in Mackinac Island.
It is important to note that the Leadership Academy is not meant to replace graduate or Ph.D. programs, but it is rather a hands-on, Michigan-specific professional development opportunity to sharpen leadership competencies and develop a strong statewide network of emerging leaders within community colleges. Graduates are asked to serve as mentors for the next cohort of emerging leaders.
The MCCA is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 emerging leader class. Candidates must be nominated by their president or chancellor. Please complete and submit the nomination form via email to Adriana Phelan, MCCA Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 30, 2017.
Please contact Adriana Phelan, MCCA Vice President, with questions about the Michigan Community College Leadership Academy (email@example.com or (517) 372-4350).
2016-17 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
See the outstanding Michigan Community College Leadership Academy 2016-17 Class of emerging leaders.
RESIDENCY IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Session 1: The first session took place on September 23 & 23, 2016. See the program, and the PowerPoint slides for the presenters: Jackson College President Daniel Phelan, Grand Rapids Community College President Steve Ender, North Central Michigan College President Cameron Brunet-Koch, and Lead Star Angie Morgan's presentation.
Session 2: The second session took plan on January 19 & 20, 2017. See the program, and the PowerPoint slides for the presenters: Delta College President Jean Goodnow, Attorney Brenden Beer, Consultant Kathleen Guy, and Lead Star Angie morgan.
Session 3: The third session will take place on May 25 & 26, 2017 (MCCA Office, 222 N. Chestnut, Lansing)
Academy Graduation: The final capstone experience will take place on July 27 & 28, 2017 in conjunction with the MCCA Summer Conference in Mackinac Island.
The three in-person sessions will be held at the MCCA Office, located at 222 N. Chestnut in Lansing. Please see below a list of recommended hotels near the meeting location.
The Radisson - 111 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48933 (call 1-800-333-3333 or click here to make a reservation)
The Hampton Inn - 2500 Collidge Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 (call 517-324-2072 or click here to make a reservation)
Holiday Inn Express and Suites - 2924 West Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 (call 1-800-Holiday or click here to make a reservation)
Country Inn and Suites - 6511 Centurion Drive, Lansing, MI 48917 (call 1-800-830-5222 or click here to make a reservation)
The graduation ceremony will take place in Mackinac Island, Mission Point Resort. See list of suggested hotels for Mackinac Island.