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Optimist Leadership Academy

Optimist International is in the process of selecting individuals to be invited to participate in its third Leadership Academy class. Candidates selected will be invited to attend a one-day training program to share their leadership knowledge and participate in an advanced leadership program held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 immediately following the International Convention in New Orleans. As a member of the Leadership Academy, individuals are being recognized for their exceptional leadership skills and as future leaders of the Optimist International organization. There are no other commitments or obligations. If you are one of "the best of the best," or know someone who is, please make a recommendation. Nominations are due by February 15, 2015 and can be sent to the Leadership Development Committee at leadership@optimist.org.

Leadership Academy Application

Leadership Academy Recommendation Form