The MCCA Leadership Academy is a hands-on, Michigan-specific professional development program for emerging leaders in the community college sector. Participants are nominated by their community college President or Chancellor. The nine-month cohort learning journey includes three live sessions with action-based learning projects in between, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and a capstone graduation experience in conjunction with the annual MCCA Summer Conference.
The 2022-23 Leadership Academy cohort includes 37 members from 22 community colleges. These leaders represent roles throughout the community college including faculty, staff, administrators, and executive leaders.
The MCCA Leadership Academy includes three in-person sessions with intersessions and other peer engagement through the academic year, culminating in a graduation ceremony at the MCCA summer conference.
MCCA will kick-off the first session of the MCCA Leadership Academy with a focus on horizontal and vertical leadership development, DiSC styles, and leadership competencies for executives along with presentations from Michigan presidents including President Beverly Walker Griffea from Mott Community College, President Steve Robinson from Lansing Community College, and President Stacy Young from Montcalm Community College. Additional event information is available on MCCA Events.
The second session of the MCCA Leadership Academy will continue our focus on leadership development along with presentations from Michigan presidents from across the state. Additional event information is available on MCCA Events.
The third session of the MCCA Leadership Academy will continue our focus on leadership development along with presentations from Michigan presidents from across the state.. Additional event information is available on MCCA Events.
Leadership Academy participants are invited to join the MCCA Summer Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa to participate in the MCCA summer conference with presidents, trustees, and other guests and celebrate their graduation at the MCCA Awards Ceremony.
The MCCA hosts several on-hour virtual intersessions with national partners engaged in community college leadership. Information about intersessions is available at MCCA events.
Lead Star, a leadership development consultancy, has been a long-time partner in delivering the curriculum and Academy experience. Leadership coaching is the most effective development experience for individual performers, managers, executives, and teams because it creates the right learning environment for them to expand their self-awareness so they see clearly how they can develop, better identify opportunities for greater results amidst everyday challenges, increase their confidence to take meaningful risks that add value to their teams and departments, receive real-time guidance, support, and thought partnership as they advance projects and elevate their effectiveness. Learn more at: leadstar.us.