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Leadership Institutes


take courses designed for all experience levels and backgrounds

embark on a 12-month journey of self-discovery

increase critical and analytical thinking skills

build on your passion for learning and leading


intervene in political, organizational, and sub-service delivery systems

prepare for leadership within the community corrections arena

apply proven tools for career advancement

complete a project that benefits your home agency

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Class

This training is a twelve-month journey of self-discovery and organizational change that provides current and potential supervisors and managers in community supervision the opportunity to develop the knowledge and competencies required of effective leaders. Explore the history.

The class will begin January 3, 2020, in conjunction with APPA’s 2020 Winter Training Institute in New Orleans, LA. Apply by October 1, 2019.

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Did You Know?

Past curricula have included collaborations with Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University, National Association of Probation Executives, and the National Institute of Corrections.

  • The Leadership Institute has helped me in my 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.