ANPD Leadership Academy

The ANPD Leadership Academy is a 12-month mentored program based on the content of Leadership in Nursing Professional Development: An Organizational and System Focus (Smith & Harper, 2016). The purpose of the Academy is to prepare NPD practitioners to assume leadership of an NPD department in a variety of settings. The Academy consists of a live face-to-face pre-convention workshop followed by live webinars throughout the year for each section of the text.  Participants complete relevant, asynchronous assignments between webinars. In addition, one overall work-based leadership project is completed over the course of the year. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts to share their project outcomes at the ANPD annual convention.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Academy are now closed.


The ANPD Leadership Academy launched its inaugural class at the 2017 ANPD Annual Convention with a pilot group of 19 participants. This pilot group has provided data for determining contact hours for independent components of the program (reading, project, pre-work). Contact hours are also awarded for all live program components.

2017-2018 Leadership Academy Participants

Jennifer Bodine      Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Bower      Jean Mellott
Dale Callicutt      Margaret Orn
Elizabeth Cambier      Laurel Pilkington
Mandy Dees      Michael Polacek
Margie DeKoning      Angie Rangel
Becky Hellrich      Ann Rollman
Amy Huett      Becky Russell
Lauran Ivanhoe      Tiffany Wells
Lucinda Jacobs


2017-2018 Leadership Academy participants at ANPD's 2017 Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA


ANPD Leadership Academy Refund Policy 

  • Tuition for the ANPD Leadership Academy may be refunded until 30 days prior to the start of the Leadership Academy Program, and will be subject to withholding of the Strengthscope® Assessment fee and a $150 processing fee. Refunds are processed by the method in which they were paid.
  • Pursuant to the refund deadline (30 days prior to the start of the program), no refunds will be granted. Individuals who withdraw after the refund deadline may attend the Leadership Academy webinars and receive contact hours for the webinars only. No other participation in Leadership Academy activities will be permitted.
  • Participants who fail to complete the assignments and expectations of the Leadership Academy will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn. No refund will be granted and participants will only be eligible for continuing education for webinars attended.