The Leadership Academy is a robust, cohort-based leadership development program geared exclusively to in-house counsel. The Academy consists of eight faculty-led sessions and one cohort-led session over a nine-month period.
To learn more, read the Program Overview.
As a chief legal officer or senior manager, you want to reward talented members of your team with opportunities to develop professional skills that will bring them career satisfaction and enhance their value to your organization in these ways:
The ACC NCR Leadership Academy is:
The Academy will launch with a two-day session in September 2017, and continue for nine months, concluding in May 2018 (no session in December 2017). Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All sessions will take place in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
There will also be work between sessions that Fellows will do individually and with their cohorts, including one topic that each cohort will address independently, with the dates determined by each cohort.
The ACC NCR Leadership Academy curriculum was developed by in-house counsel for in-house counsel to provide the skills necessary to become a trusted advisor and leader, and to bridge the partner/guardian tension inherent in the in-house counsel role.
Fellows will develop core self-management, relationship management, and leadership skills through the Academy’s sessions on:
Each session will be highly interactive, teaching skills through a variety of approaches including simulation, role-play and modeling; collaboration and exchange of best practices; dialogue with experts from an array of fields; case studies; and other cohort and personal exercises.
There will be a class of approximately 30 participants – known as Fellows – selected from a range of industries and organizations from across the National Capital Region. Each Fellow will also collaborate with a smaller working group or cohort to optimize learning and support one another’s professional growth and development.
In-depth class discussions will be led by faculty chosen for their expertise in leadership and their ability to translate concepts into practical take-aways. Between sessions, Fellows will be expected to read, engage in personal reflection and, in some instances, complete a specific exercise with their cohort.
You will develop your ability to lead through a best-in-class program geared exclusively to in-house counsel. Through the ACC National Capital Region Leadership Academy, you will:
In order to participate, you must have:
Preference will be given to current ACC NCR members.
We seek Fellows from a broad range of industries and non-profit organizations, as well as a mix of large and small legal departments, to optimize the opportunity for you to learn from one another, both in the classroom and in smaller cohort settings.
Program Fee is $3,500 for ACC NCR members, and $3,835 for non-members (which also will provide one year of membership in the Association of Corporate Counsel and ACC NCR).
This fee is payable in full at time of enrollment.
Program cost includes the Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessment and a 90 minute debrief/coaching session for each Fellow, and a year's subscription to the Harvard Business Review.
Program costs are fixed. No reduced rates are available for this program.
Applications for the 2017-2018 Class are now open and available online. Applications are due by Monday, April 10, 11:59 p.m. ET. We anticipate that all applicants will be notified of admission decisions by mid-May.
Applications and supporting recommendations are due by Monday, April 10, 11:59 p.m. ET.
Send an email to info@accncrleadershipacademy.
ACC National Capital Region (ACC NCR) is the premiere professional association for in-house lawyers in Washington, D.C., the Commonwealth of Virginia and suburban Maryland. We are the regional chapter of the global Association of Corporate Counsel.
With more than 2,500 members from approximately 900 private-sector organizations, ACC NCR is committed to enhancing the personal and professional lives of its members by helping them to become smarter, save time and money, and advance their careers through education, fellowship, and public service. More information about the organization can be found at www.acc.com/chapters/ncr/.