Executive Leadership Academy Seminar Series


Strong leadership is essential for organizational success. Michigan State University is pleased to offer the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA), which provides opportunities for high quality cross-campus leadership development and dialogue. Activities are free of charge to all participants.

The ELA program consists of this seminar series, as well as a year-long cohort program for support staff, directors, and/or supervisors in non-academic units.  It was honored with the Best Practices Award from the Midwest College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. This award is presented to an individual or team who demonstrates creativity, process improvements, excellence, or professional achievement within a functional area of human resources (either an entire HR unit or smaller subunit).


ELA seminars are open to executive managers, deans, directors, chairs, and supervisors, level 15-17.  These workshops are designed to provide opportunities for high-quality cross-campus leadership development and dialogue.  They address core leadership competencies in half- and full-day facilitated sessions.