Academy Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

The new Leadership Institute (LI) 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 including executive presence, project management and decision making to interpersonal communication, strategic planning and team building. Through a combination of self-directed study, in-person training, networking opportunities, small group projects and virtual learning, participants will gain hands-on experience to become more effective leaders.

This leadership program walks participants through a multi-faceted approach to leadership that fosters and deepens professional relationships while helping advance and elevate the role of the RDN and NDTR. Additional emphasis is placed on the intersection of developing as a leader and all facets impacting both personal and professional experiences. The program is intended for high-potential members who are looking to advance their leadership skills and accelerate their career growth.

Program Overview

The Leadership Institute will span approximately seven months from selection to completion and will include live virtual programming, self-directed content and coaching and concludes at a face-to-face meeting prior to FNCE® 2022 in Orlando, Fla.

The program will be supplemented with:

  • 24/7 virtual learning platform
  • Curated advanced training in eight leadership topics resulting in a comprehensive Certificate of Training
  • Small group and individual coaching and mentoring
  • Opportunity to earn over 60 CPEUs*

Program Cost: $2,900 and includes:

  • Leadership Institute registration
  • FNCE® 2022 registration
  • Round trip domestic airfare for FNCE® and October 2022 meeting
  • Two nights, single room hotel stay live event and related meals

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