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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

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.
They are conducted biennially, coming together at three Training Institutes.

Read more and stay-tuned for the next Leadership Institute beginning during the 45th Annual Training Institute in New York City, August 23-26, 2020. The application process will open in late 2019.

  • 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.