Central States Leadership Academy

Strong leadership is a quality that every organization needs in order to thrive. To identify emerging and accomplished leaders across our 14-state region and to support their continuing professional development, the 2024 Central States Leadership Academy is designed to help participants analyze their leadership styles and hone their skills. In 2024, the academy will be offered in a hybrid format. 

Date, Time & Location

The Central States Leadership Academy will take place on Thursday, March 14th from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the 2024 Central States/MCTLC Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The term “academy” implies on-going learning and mutual support within a selected cohort group. There will be both virtual and in-person components to our 2024 academy.  Ahead of the live in-person workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, participants will do synchronous and asynchronous work to prepare.  Following the workshop, participants can expect monthly meet-ups to support them through their the development and execution of their leadership goals.

Who may apply 

This workshop is designed: 1) to meet the needs of classroom teachers and other emerging leaders who hope to take on specific leadership and supervisory roles, 2) to support the continuing leadership needs of world language educators who currently occupy a leadership role (including current curriculum coordinators, department chairpersons, supervisors, and project coordinators), and 3) to support the needs of future leaders in state language associations.

How to apply

Goals and Activities

Participants will 

Activities will be designed and led by Central States Board members and ACTFL Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) Fellows.

To learn more, please contact leadership@csctfl.org