APPA Leadership Institute

The APPA Leadership Institute is a twelve month journey of self-discovery and organizational change for community corrections professionals. It is a collaboration of the American Probation & Parole Association, the National Association of Probation Executives, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University, and the National Institute of Corrections.

The APPA Leadership Institute has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of leadership within the community corrections arena. It is intended for people from various backgrounds and cultures; those who have had experience exercising leadership and those who have not. It aims to increase one’s critical thinking skills and analytical abilities to sustain the demands of leadership and to further develop one’s capacity to exercise leadership and authority. Drawing from several disciplines, the course will foster in participants the analytical framework for intervening in political, organizational, and sub-service delivery systems to advance the objectives of community corrections.

Leadership Institute Graduates

The APPA Leadership Institute is the only one of its kind that focuses on developing future leaders in the area of probation and parole by using experts from the field. The program was definitely worth the time and expense.

 - Susan Burke

The leadership institute has helped me in my fairly new role as a manager and not only becoming a better manager, but learning how to become a leader. I think what this institute offers for new leaders is priceless.

 - Wende Kirby

The Leadership Institute has been an eye opening experience that I deeply appreciate. I have already applied a number of suggestions at my home agency and have a better understanding of global issues in community corrections.

 - Donald G. Bornheimer

The APPA Leadership Institute, had me questioning what I knew, introduced me to new concepts about leadership, and ultimately helped me put into action some changes.

 - Susan Burke

The Leadership Institute has provided me an opportunity to develop relationships with people who are highly regarded in the field of community corrections. This experience has also enhanced my insight into the true meaning of leadership through its’ readings and lectures.

 - Jerri L. Allen

Classmates consistently offer assistance and support to each other and institute facilitators have been professional, knowledgeable and display true concern for each participant.

 - Donald G. Bornheimer