Now accepting applicants for the 2023 Emerging Leader Program

The Great Lakes Leadership Academy is seeking applicants for the Emerging Leader Program now until December 1.

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 The 2023 application for the Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) Emerging Leader Program through Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is now open! In this transformational leadership experience, you will join a cohort of 24 changemakers from across Michigan and work toward greater self-understanding, navigate differences with others, work effectively in groups, and seek the common good. You will meet for an all-inclusive, four-day retreat three times over the course of six months in April, July, and October. 

We are seeking applicants: 

With diverse backgrounds, experiences, and worldviews. 

Willing to engage in self exploration for personal growth. 

Able to fully commit and apply your learning in your unique context. 

Dedicated to the common good and enhancing quality of life in Michigan and beyond. 


The application deadline is December 1, 2022, with preference given to early applicants. A limited number of scholarships are available. To learn more, visit or contact us at 


“The challenges that our world faces are complex, the skills I gained from attending GLLA are proving themselves indispensable on multiple levels, both in my professional career and in my personal relationships.”  Amy, ELP Alum  


Important Links: 

Program Overview 

Application Process 


Apply Now! 


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