Leadership Academy

Whether you’re just beginning your leadership journey or already pursuing your passions, the Leadership Academy will equip you for leadership at Georgia College and beyond.
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At Georgia College, leadership means more.

Leadership is about forging meaningful connections to our communities and world. It is a perspective, not a position. Good leadership requires us to speak out powerfully and passionately for a given cause and to marshal our resources to a given end. The intensive leadership education we provide at Georgia College helps our students identify what matters to them, how to make positive change in their communities and world, and how to serve as leaders for the public good. 

The Georgia College Leadership Academy is an eight-month program for first-year students. Whether you’re just beginning your leadership journey or already pursuing your passions, the Leadership Academy will equip you for leadership at Georgia College and beyond.

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Completing the Leadership Academy is a direct investment in the future. It will open up countless opportunities and position your student for wonderful opportunities—at Georgia College and beyond. 

Why the Leadership Academy? 

  • Personalized attention.  
  • Customized leadership-development plan and learning experiences based on your leadership profile.
  • Ongoing leadership consultations, assessment, and feedback. 
  • Dynamic and interactive opportunities to practice your leadership--at Georgia College and beyond. 
  • Mentorship from trained facilitators and faculty. 
  • Signature retreats, conferences, and travel opportunities. 
  • Exclusive access to online leadership-development toolkit and resources. 
  • Networking with nationally recognized leaders, executives, elected officials.


The Leadership Academy will prepare you to lead at all levels. You will learn to:

Lead Yourself

Leading others and leading organizations always begins with leading ourselves. The Leadership Academy will equip you to clarify your personal values and define your approach to leadership. 

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Lead Others

In addition to the practical skills you'll acquire, effective leadership requires us to recognize and communicate our personal leadership styles. Through the Leadership Academy, you will learn to inspire a shared vision and empower others. 

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Lead at Georgia College

Using GC and Milledgeville as your laboratory, you will practice, reflect upon, and be mentored in your leadership. The Leadership Academy will get you connected to the community and help you build your professional network. 

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Lead Beyond

Leadership is needed everywhere. Through the Leadership Academy, you will learn to apply your leadership broadly--to your profession, community, and world.

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Choose a path, or forge your own.

Our students take many paths through the Leadership Academy. With the support of our faculty, consultants, and leadership facilitators, Leadership Academy participants can choose a pathway—or design their own. Learn more about Pathways.

A Quick Summary

Program Fee $95
Time Commitment About 45-60 minutes per week. With flexibility and designed to meet your schedule.
Average Workshop Size 24 participants
Leadership Facilitators 20 facilitators
Facilitator/Participant Ratio 1:8
Pathways 5+


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Our graduates change the world. 

Graduates of our program are spreading out across the world, serving as leaders for the public good.

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