Professional Development

Leadership Academy 30: Strategic Leadership & Executive Relationships

Leadership Academy 30

Thanks for your interest in Leadership Academy.​​​​​​​ At this time we are no longer accepting registrations for this workshop. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Course No: LA1000
Course Credit: 84 contact hours
Session Date(s): November 6, 2020 - September 2021
Location: This workshop will be held online.
Course Fee: $2,400. The course fee includes 12 days of online training and instructional materials incliding a Chromebook laptop. ​​​​​Note: Scholarships are available for the first 30 participants to register reducing the course fee to $1,200.
Payment Methods: Major credit cards, corporate checks, and staff development funds welcome. Read more. »

Ohio Certified Public Manager® Program Certification: To receive this credential, participants must enroll in and successfully complete the Leadership Academy and Public Management Academy: Learn more. »

Workshop Overview

Calling all leaders! The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is now accepting applications for Leadership Academy 30. The Leadership Academy is the premier public sector leadership development program in the region and we are proud to celebrate over 29 years of service. The program is designed to encompass topics in leadership as well as personal and organizational development and has over 600 graduates representing major governmental and nonprofit organizations throughout northeast Ohio. The program is a great fit for appointed and elected officials, nonprofit administrators and aspiring leaders.

See the 2020-2021 schedule for details about Leadership Academy 30. 
​​​​​​​See the Leadership Academy Fellows page for a list of outstanding class leaders from each session. 
See the Leadership Academy Capstone Projects page for past projects. 
​​​​​​​For inquiries please contact:

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The Leadership Academy is the premier leadership development program for public sector employees in Northeast Ohio. Leadership Academy topics include:

  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Leadership Styles
  • Strategic Planning
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Data Management
  • Crisis Communications
Course Fee & Payment Methods

Tuition for the Leadership Academy is $2,400 per participant, which includes 12 days of online training and instructional materials. Note: Scholarships are available for the first 30 participants to register reducing the course fee to $1,200.


  • Registration has been closed for this workshop.
  • Major credit cards accepted.
  • If you prefer to receive an invoice and pay via corporate check contact Nina Antonik ( 
  • If you are a CSU employee you may be able to use faculty/staff development funds to pay for this workshop. The form can be obtained from the CSU Human Resources Benefits Form page. Please send a copy of the completed form to the Division of Continuing and Extended Education at conted@csuohio or UR 141. After that please complete registration on CSU's Learning Stream website.
Refund Policy

Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business-days prior to the start of the first class. Alternatively, the registrant can choose to transfer paid tuition to a later, equivalent course of their choosing within the same college or school at no additional cost when giving a two business-day cancellation notice. Requests must be submitted to Nina Antonik ( Click here for more information about Cleveland State Univerisity's refund policy.

Cancellation Policy 

Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel a workshop and refund the workshop fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants. 


If you have general questions about this workshop please contact Rob Ziol ( For questions about workshop registration and payment contact Nina Antonik ( 

Professional Development

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.