NPD Leadership Academy

Professional Development

Nursing Professional Development Leadership Academy

The NPD Leadership Academy is a 12-month mentored program based on the content of Leadership in Nursing Professional Development: An Organization and System Focus, (2nd ed.). (Harper, 2022). The purpose of the Academy is to prepare NPD practitioners to assume leadership of a 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 required to submit abstracts to share their initiative outcomes at the ANPD annual convention.

2023-2024 Applications Now Open

Apply for the 2023-2024 NPD Leadership Academy

Deadline Extended!

View the application requirements to learn more about the program and application process. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm CTShow your organizational leaders where you picture yourself a year from now and how the NPD Leadership Academy will get you there using this justification toolkit

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Apply to be a Mentor

ANPD is also in search of certified NPD practitioners with 3-5 years of experience in a NPD leadership role to serve as mentors for the 2023-2024 NPD Leadership Academy cohort. Mentors receive a complimentary copy of the course text, discounted registration to the 2023 Aspire Convention, and will have the opportunity to participate in a concurrent panel session at the 2024 Aspire Convention.

View the application requirements to learn more. The deadline to submit mentor applications is Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CT.

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