The Special Olympics Unified Leadership Academy provides an excellent opportunity for leadership development. Academy participants engage in face-to-face workshops, e-learning and receive on-going support for implementation of professional goals. Here is a brief report with the results and impact of the Leadership Academy to date (PDF).
The Special Olympics Leadership Academy has received recognition as one of the best leadership development initiatives in the non-profit sector. In 2017, we received ATD’s Excellence in Practice award, and in 2019 the Academy has been selected to the Winner’s Circle for the LEAD awards.
2019 marks the fifth year of Leadership Academy. In 2017, the Leadership Academy team undertook an extensive evaluation to engage Leadership Academy participants to learn of their experiences, challenges and successes in implementing the leadership content, and their suggested changes for making it stronger. To learn about the findings, impact and new directions for the Leadership Academy refer to the full report (PDF).