Management Academy serves as this community's premier business leadership training program. The goal of Management Academy is to increase the value and productivity of your best managers by transforming them into better leaders as they learn from local, proven business leaders. 


"Leadership has developed a great program covering key aspects of leadership in a format to facilitate immediate application in the workplace. Inergi is a small company with limited training resources. This program gave me a good 'leadership toolbox', which has been applied in many ways at Inergi."
-Kathy Ciliax, Management Academy 1


A steering committee of experienced business leaders of local companies came together and shared what they would want to offer the managers in their companies. From this brainstorming session, they developed a list of the major skills that were most important and designed each program day around a particular leadership skill. This list includes such topics as team building, effective leadership skills, marketing, finance, motivating employees, and strategic planning. The course includes panel discussions, case studies, skills exercises, and, to offer the best results for the participants, a key objective of the program is to supply participants with mentors for specific career counsel.


Class members are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety, except for emergencies. Before applying, please check the upcoming dates to be sure that you can commit to this time away from business and family. The course will include selected reading assignments - books, articles, case studies, etc. Five slots in the class are saved for non-profit, public, or government organizations and preference is given to Madison County candidates whose companies do not offer formal management training.

Management Academy 

Class 9 Information

August 2018 –June 2019

The application for MA-9 will open on January 1, 2018.  Please click below to be notified when applications open for MA-9.

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* Continuing education credits available for this class.  Contact Mary Stewart for more information.

Contact: Program Director Mary Stewart or (256) 489-2281, ext. 303 

Target Candidates: Small Business CEOs, VPs, Non-profit EDs, Mid-level managers (need to have major supervisory authority) (Federal - GS-13+, O5+) with no formal internal or local training department

Tuition: $3,350 

Objective: Designed to enhance the value and productivity of your best managers by transforming them into better leaders as they learn from 100 + local, proven business leaders.

Application Deadline: June 29, 2018

2018-19 Program Dates:

Orientation: September 18, 2018
Program Day: October 16, 2018
Program Day: November 13, 2018
Program Day: December 11, 2018
Program Day: January 15, 2019
Program Day: February 12, 2019
Program Day: March 12, 2019 
Program Day: April 9, 2019
Program Day: April 30, 2019
Graduation: May 21, 2019



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