Management Academy exists to enhance the value and productivity of key business managers through personal development, collaborative learning, tools and techniques, networking and mentoring, transforming them into stronger leaders for their organizations and the community.
Applications have closed for MA-13, beginning August 2022.
Applications for MA-14 (beginning in August 2023) will open in Fall 2022.
Annual ten-month program designed for leaders who manage significant, high-impact teams. Management Academy functions in a classroom setting and exists to enhance the value of even the best leaders. By exposing class members to local thought leaders and analyzing results-driven systems, Management Academy serves as the premier business leadership training academy in our area.
Over ten years ago, a steering committee of local, experienced business leaders came together and created a syllabus outlining the essential skills they wanted to offer the managers and leaders in their organizations. From this brainstorming session, Leadership Greater Huntsville's Management Academy emerged.
Management Academy program days are organized around a different management or leadership topic each month. The content is presented through panel discussions, slide presentations, case studies, book reviews, storytelling, and skills exercises led by local business and community leaders who are subject matter experts in their fields.
Application & Selection
Applications for Management Academy Class 12 are currently closed. Applications for MA-13 will open February 1, 2022. Before applying, please check next year's program dates to be sure that you can commit to this time away from business and family. Note that all class members are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety. Applicants are typically notified of their acceptance into the class on or before July 15 of the application year.
Management Academy Class 13
Orientation: August 15 & 16, 2022
Leadership: September 20, 2022
Communications: October 18, 2022
Culture & Ethics: November 15, 2022
Finance & Operations: December 13, 2022
Managing Relationships: January 10, 2023
Motivation: February 14, 2023
Decision-Making: March 21, 2023
Change Management: April 18, 2023
Strategic Planning: May 9, 2023
Graduation: May 16, 2023
Target Candidates: Business managers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, civic volunteers, and leaders of all levels.
"Management Academy provided invaluable leadership tools which helped me as I transitioned into a business unit leadership role at my company, and couldn’t have come at a better time. I found the Management Academy sessions in effective communication, motivation, team-building, and ethics particularly helpful and gained an incredible amount of insight from experienced leaders who had faced similar leadership challenges. I’ve taken other leadership training in the past, but Management Academy was much more useful because we were learning from experienced leaders who were knowledgeable of our industry."
- Brady Porter, Management Academy Class 8, Director of Applied Engineering & Testing at Torch Technologies.