Annual Events

Leadership Academy

2014 Leadership Academy graduates. Photo by Ben Zweig.The D.C. Bar Leadership Academy is an intensive training program for members who are interested in developing their leadership skills and learning more about the D.C. Bar and its leadership opportunities.

The goal of the Leadership Academy is to identify, inspire, and educate D.C. Bar members to be leaders of the Bar and to encourage them to use their leadership skills in professional settings, local bar associations, and community organizations.

The application process for the 2014 Leadership Academy is now closed. The third Leadership Academy will be held over multiple full-day sessions at the D.C. Bar headquarters in the spring of 2015. Applications will be available in the fall of 2014.

The curriculum covers the following: overview of the D.C. Bar, including its mission and strategic plan; leadership styles; communication skills and styles; influence and persuasion; teamwork and consensus building; how to conduct effective meetings; problem solving and strategic thinking; civility and professionalism; and leadership skills in action.

For more information, see D.C. Bar Leadership Academy 2013: A Lifetime of Lessons, Washington Lawyer, July/August 2013.

How to Apply
Applications for the 2015 class will be available in the fall of 2014.

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