Professional Development

Leadership Academy 37

Leadership Academy 37

Course No: LA1000
Course Credit: 84 contact hours
Session Date(s): Thursday, October 10, 2024 - Friday, August 15, 2025 | 8:30am-4:00pm each day
Location: This workshop will be held in-person and online. In-person classes will be held at the Cuyahoga County Public Library (Parma Branch).
Laptops: Chromebooks are available for participants to use during the course of the workshop. To borrow a laptop please contact Rob Ziol (
Schedule: 2024 Workshop Schedule 
Course Fee: $3,200. The course fee includes 12 days of training (10 sessions in-person, and 2 sessions via Zoom), instructional materials, and food/parking for the in-person sessions.
Payment Methods: Major credit cards, corporate checks, and staff development funds welcome. Read more. »
Ohio Certified Public Manager® Program Certification: To receive this credential, participants must enroll in and successfully complete the Leadership Academy and Public Management Academy: Learn more. »


  1. To begin the registration process, please complete the participant portfolio form.
  2. Register for this workshop using CSU's Learning Stream website.
Workshop Overview

Calling all leaders! The Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs is now accepting applications for Leadership Academy 37. The Leadership Academy is the premier public sector leadership development program in the region and we are proud to celebrate over 30 years of service. The program is designed to encompass topics in leadership as well as personal and organizational development and has over 600 graduates representing major governmental and nonprofit organizations throughout northeast Ohio. The program is a great fit for appointed and elected officials, nonprofit administrators and aspiring leaders.

See the 2024-2025 schedule and flyer for details about Leadership Academy 37.  
See the Leadership Academy Fellows page for a list of outstanding class leaders from each session. 
See the Leadership Academy Roster for past program participants.
See the Leadership Academy Capstone Projects page for past projects. 

For inquiries please contact:

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The Leadership Academy is the premier leadership development program for public sector employees in Northeast Ohio. Leadership Academy topics include:

  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Leadership Styles
  • Strategic Planning
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Data Management
  • Crisis Communications
Course Fee & Payment Methods

Tuition for the Leadership Academy is $3,200 per participant, which includes 12 days of in-person and online training, instructional materials, and food/parking for the in-person sessions.


Refund Policy

Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business-days prior to the start of the first class. Alternatively, the registrant can choose to transfer paid tuition to a later, equivalent course of their choosing within the same college or school at no additional cost when giving a two business-day cancellation notice. Requests must be submitted to Nina Antonik ( Click here for more information about Cleveland State University's refund policy.

Cancellation Policy 

Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel a workshop and refund the workshop fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants. 


If you have general questions about this workshop please contact Rob Ziol ( For questions about workshop registration and payment contact Nina Antonik ( 

Professional Development

The Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.