Leadership Academy

The APWA-MN Leadership Academy provides the practical knowledge, tools, and skills you need as a public works professional to effectively manage people and situations and to meet complex policy and fiscal challenges you face. Designed to boost your effectiveness as a public works manager and grow your leadership expertise, topics covered include personnel management; communication; conflict resolution; technical skills; management; and navigating relationships among federal, state, and local governments.


Download the 2024-2025 Leadership Academy Brochure

2024-2025 Program Details

Location: Plymouth Community Center, 14800 – 34th Ave. North, Plymouth, MN 55447

Cost: $3,200 per student. Pay the full fee upon registration or pay in two installments. Fee includes classroom instruction, course materials, meals and breaks.

Schedule: Classes will meet on Thursday (2:00pm - 8:00pm) AND Friday (8:00am - 3:30pm) on the following schedule:

  • Thurs. Sept. 12 and Fri. Sept. 13
  • Thurs. Oct. 10 and Fri. Oct. 11
  • Thurs. Nov. 14 and Fri. Nov. 15
  • Thurs. Jan. 9 and Fri. Jan. 10
  • Thurs. Feb. 13 and Fri. Feb. 14
  • Thurs. March 13 and Fri. March 14
  • Thurs. April 10 and Fri. April 11
  • Thurs. May 8 (Graduation at Grand View Lodge)

Course Size: The Leadership Academy is limited to 20 students.

Registration Window: Registration opens mid-May 2024 and will remain open until full.

Registration Deadline: Register by Wed., Sept. 4, 2024.

CEUs/PDHs: Participants will receive 8.0 CEUs / 80 PDHs.

Lodging Stipend: A lodging stipend to assist a participant from greater Minnesota with travel costs is available. Email us to learn more.


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