The four-day program engages candidates in a self-examination of leadership, what that means and how that impacts their personal life, their career path, and the CPA profession. The interactive dialogue with the profession’s thought leaders, and other Academy participants, focuses on the issues currently facing the profession and direction the profession needs to take in order to remain a dynamic and active participant in the global marketplace. Candidates will have peer mentors, active leadership opportunities through both AICPA and State Societies, and be given a unique exposure to the most senior AICPA leaders, both during the Academy and through their follow-up assignments.
The Academy exposes the next generation of CPAs to a strong ethic of leadership and service while providing them with strategies to forge relationships to expand their competencies and empower them to become leaders within their organizations, communities and the CPA profession.
Leadership Academy 2013:
Dates & Location:
Dates: September 29 - October 3, 2013
Location: Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NC
Cost: $850 program fee which includes:
- Program Facilities
- Learning Materials
- Social Activities
- 4 Nights’ Accommodations
- Attendee CPE
- Paid by sponsor/reference, company or individual
Licensed CPAs who meet the following eligibility requirements are invited to apply:
- Valid, CPA certificate issued by a qualified state board of accountancy
- Current voting membership of the AICPA and a state society or AICPA partner organization
- Three or more years’ experience within the CPA profession
- Between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013
How To Apply:
Complete Leadership Academy Application Form (link below)
Upload professional photograph, resume, and essay (More detail provided in the application)
Provide references (in application) who may be from the AICPA, state society, AICPA partner organization, employer, educator, or diversity organization representative
After you have finished the application:
AICPA will send questionnaire directly to references listed on your application after June 1, 2013.
Applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application after July.
A list of accepted applicants will be published after July 15.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Quotes from 2012 Leadership Academy Attendees:
“While all 34 of us were from different companies, industries and geographic areas, we shared one common goal - the “glue” that held us together - which was to carry on the accomplishments of our profession. It was incredible to be in a room full of leaders from across the country and share our ideas with each...” ~ Trisha Namora, Hawaii
“Not only did this program provide me with leadership tools, it reaffirmed why I become a CPA and the impact our profession has on society and the capital markets. It also opened my eyes to what the AICPA really does and how committed they are to ensuring the future of our profession with all of their programs they offer.” ~ Jaymie Steiner, Massachusetts
“What a great week! I came in with very high expectations all of which were exceeded. Not only was Leadership Academy a fantastic learning experience, it was a great venue to meet other CPAs to network and brainstorm with in the future.” ~ Robert Berger, Missouri