Reach your potential

Grow your leadership skills and increase your success.

The tools and resources you need.

As a leader, you may not have an easy way to develop your leadership. This can leave you worried you’ll miss out on opportunities to make a difference. Shafer Leadership Academy helps individuals grow your leadership skills, increase your success, and make an impact in your community.

Coffee Talks

Virtual Coffee Talks are a great way to start your day and learn in 90-minutes about a new topic.

Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learns are 90-minute sessions (in-person) designed for the busy learner.


Workshops are in-person half-day or virtual multi-session programs focused on a single topic.


Signature Programs are most impactful and can be brought to your team as a Custom Program.

Virtual Programs

What is a virtual program? Learn More »


2022wed17aug4:00 pmwed5:00 pmOff the Shelf - "Generation Z Unfiltered"

2022wed24aug(aug 24)2:00 pmthu25(aug 25)3:30 pmLearned Optimism


2022thu01sep8:00 amthu9:30 amWhy Do My Young Professional Employees Keep Leaving?

2022wed21sep(sep 21)2:00 pmthu22(sep 22)3:30 pmWe aren't listening to each other


2022thu06oct8:00 amthu9:30 amCalling In versus Calling Out: Having Impactful Conversations

2022wed26oct(oct 26)2:00 pmthu27(oct 27)3:30 pmAllied: Combatting Workplace Toxicity


2022thu03nov8:00 amthu9:30 amThe Joy of Movement in Team Building

2022tue29nov(nov 29)2:00 pmwed30(nov 30)3:30 pmAdvocacy within our Community


2022thu01dec8:00 amthu9:30 amConnecting with Community

2022tue20dec(dec 20)2:00 pmwed21(dec 21)3:30 pmLet Happiness Be Your Advantage

In-Person Programs

What is an in-person program? Learn More »


2022wed17aug9:30 amwed2:00 pmLeverage the Power of Diverse Communication Styles

2022thu18aug11:30 amthu1:00 pmToxicity in the Kitchen


2022tue06sep1:30 pmtue4:30 pmA Better Way to Organize Your Work

2022thu15sep11:30 amthu1:00 pmAre You Talking to Yourself?


2022fri07oct9:00 amfri4:00 pmPre-Supervisor Training - Session 1

2022tue11oct8:30 amtue11:30 amBreathing Through Stress: Going Beyond Awareness

2022thu20oct11:30 amthu1:00 pmPerseverance in Tough Times


2022tue01nov1:30 pmtue4:30 pmBecoming an Influencer (No. Not on Instagram)

2022thu17nov11:30 amthu1:00 pmCreating an Inclusive Work Environment for College Graduates with Disabilities


2022mon05dec1:30 pmmon4:30 pmTis' the Season for Engagement

2022thu15dec11:30 amthu1:00 pmMicroaggressions and Me

Coffee Talks are free for SLA Members, $25 non-members, $15 non-profits
Lunch & Learns 
are free for SLA Members, $40 non-members, $30 non-profits
are free for SLA Members, $150 for non-members, $100 for non-profits
Signature Programs are typically more expensive than other program formats.
Special Programs are offered throughout the year and are often free of charge.

Individuals who are either unemployed or connected with an employer who is unable to pay can request scholarships for any of our programs.

Interested in facilitating for Shafer Leadership Academy?
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Need a custom approach to developing your leaders?

Work with a Shafer Leadership Advisor to build a custom program to fit your needs.

Align your team and increase your success.

Do you need help creating a plan to develop and grow your people? Our leadership assessment will give you clarity about your biggest opportunities and next steps to align your teams.