Academy Leadership Institute

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Leadership Institute

The new Leadership Institute is a comprehensive professional development program designed to help current and future leaders in nutrition, health and wellness develop leadership, communication and career development skills ranging from executive presence, strategic planning and team building. 

Through a combination of self-directed study, in-person trainings, networking opportunities, small group projects and virtual learning, participants will gain hands-on experience in becoming more effective leaders. 

The program is intended for high-potential members at any career level who are looking to advance their leadership skills and accelerate their career growth. 

Program Overview

The Leadership Institute will span approximately 12 months from selection to completion and will include two face-to-face meetings:

Meeting 1:
FNCE® 2020
Location: Indianapolis
Dates: October 15 – October 17

Meeting 2:
Location: TBD
Dates: June 2021 

The program will also be supplemented with:

  • Virtual learning
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Leadership Certificate of Training Programs
  • Small group cohort programs
  • Opportunity to earn over 50 CPEUs*

Program Cost: $2,900 and includes:

  • Leadership Institute registration
  • FNCE® 2020 registration
  • Round trip airfare for FNCE® and June 2021 meeting
  • Two nights, single room hotel stays at each live event and related meals

Learn more about the Program


Access our Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about the program, application and evaluation process and much more.

Take the Next Step!

Now is the time to accelerate your career and take part in the Academy’s innovative and progressive Leadership Institute.

*Online CoT Modules: 16.0; Live Program (October 2020): 17.0; Live Program (June 2021): 17.0
Additional hours may be added based on cohort project work between the October 2020 and June 2021 programs.