Meet Our Community Inclusion Ambassadors

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Meet Shafer Leadership Academy’s Community Inclusion Ambassadors, who will work to build relationships across all communities within East Central Indiana. These passionate leaders will travel the region to connect individuals…

Muncie Youth Stock ReFreeGerator on Southside

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More than 30 high school students lead innovative project to combat food insecurity.  Masked high school students gathered around an unplugged refrigerator painted with vibrant pastel triangles. They took turns…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

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In 2020, more than 160 of Shafer Leadership Academy’s nearly 200 public programs were virtual. More than 5,000 people participated in these programs — a record for the Muncie nonprofit…

97% in 144 Hours

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Twice a week for six weeks, Ryan McFarland sat 6 feet apart from 10 of his colleagues at Tyson Foods Inc., in Portland. The maintenance supervisor of 13 years could…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Shafer Leadership Academy (SLA) is carefully monitoring news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The health and well-being of our participants, as well as the safety of our employees and…

Lunch is on Us!

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Leaders invited to free Shafer Leadership Lunch and Learn Series   MUNCIE, Ind. —Professionals of all fields and community leaders are invited to a Leadership Lunch & Learn Series, sponsored…

Preparing Future Candidates

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35 engaged community leaders recently attended the inaugural “Candidates of the Future” program.  Facilitated by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, and co-sponsored by Shafer Leadership…

Let’s Celebrate!

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We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our signature leadership program. Emergence: Personal Foundations of Effective Leadership is SLA’s core leadership program. It is an eight-week highly interactive and engaging…