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Fayette Leaders Academy is a place where you can get together with your peers and have hands-on discussions to discuss all facets of your business.

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The Fayette Leaders Academy is a joint initiative between Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus and Fay-Penn that offers participants opportunities to identify and enhance their leadership qualities.

Each year, a new cohort of the Fayette Leaders Academy assemble monthly for learning experiences with presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions, hands-on activities, role-playing, local issues, and one-on-one mentoring. Here you could meet with C-level executives and other experienced leaders as they lead discussions on real-world situations, challenges, and opportunities. You'll also be able to network with your peers in our area, so you grow new connections. Within this peer group, you'll meet a diverse group of leaders so you can understand different perspectives and see things differently. All of this will enable you and your business to grow.

“The Fayette Leaders Academy has been an incredibly formative program for me. It has allowed me to better understand my own views on leadership while becoming familiar with others. The program also provided me with an opportunity to make meaningful connections with and learn from professionals in various fields while also giving back to my community. I feel lucky to have participated." 

- Justin Grimm / Learning Facilitator / Fayette County CTI

"As a member of the Fayette Leaders Academy, I had the opportunity to learn from and network with respected industry leaders in the region. I gained confidence in my leadership ability as I am now equipped with insight and skills to step into any leadership situation. I would strongly encourage others to take advantage of this unique professional development opportunity that gives back to Fayette County through a community service project." 

- Shawna Little / Director of Workforce Development / Connellsville Area School District

“The Fayette Leaders Academy provides opportunities for local and regional professionals to develop leadership skills and knowledge, learning from and interacting with experts and community leaders.  The FLA is a great example of the strong partnership between the Fay-Penn EDC and Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.”   

- Dr. Charles Patrick / Chancellor/CAO, Penn State Fayette

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Contact Lori Scott, our Business Development Coordinator to learn more about the Fayette Leaders Academy!     |     724.437.7913 x 207

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