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Learn to Lead Like the Best

Merit Network is pleased to partner with Academy Leadership to offer a leadership training program geared toward developing leaders who are equipped with the tools, habits and attitudes required to build great organizations. The program is appropriate for people transitioning into leadership roles, or for established leaders seeking to advance their skills.

Academy Leadership courses are based on leadership development programs used at the nation's military academies and are facilitated by service academy graduates with senior executive experience. The courses promote personal discovery through the creation of a Leader's Compass and a Leader Profile. They also includes work on important individual skills like time management, meeting management and goal setting, as well as interactive skills like motivation, conflict management and coaching.

Courses include 90 days of follow-up coaching with the instructor. Academy Leadership also offers advanced courses in ethics, strategic planning, and establishing focus and alignment within an organization.

Merit will offer Academy Leadership courses periodically and invites you to experiencing this transforming approach to leadership development.

Learn about upcoming Academy Leadership courses.


Many organizations promote people to leadership roles and let them develop leadership skills through coaching and on-the-job experience. I believe this informal approach often yields inadequate results, but I have previously found it very difficult to find good leadership development programs to recommend to others. I am a great believer in the Academy Leadership approach and believe it provides an excellent set of skills for leaders. I am proud to have become an Academy Leadership faculty member and am very excited about offering the program to the Merit community.

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