The Great Lakes Leadership Academy Board of Governors’ and Michigan State University Extension invite you to become part of a very special group of people who will learn about themselves, develop their leadership potential and share knowledge about a broad range of issues affecting quality of life in Michigan and Great Lakes communities.

Applications for 2020 are no longer being accepted. Due to impacts associated with the coronavirus, the 2020 Emerging Leader Program is postponed until April 2021. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Emerging Leader Program on September 1, 2021.

Tuition for the Emerging Leader Program is $3,500, which includes all meals, lodging and materials. Participants will be required to cover their own transportation to and from the meeting sites. For many, a sponsoring organization may be willing to assist with all or a portion of this amount. Limited scholarships are also available from the Great Lakes Leadership Academy, based on need.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Burroughs by email at