ACS Leadership Development

ACS Leadership Development

Join us in congratulating the ACS Leadership Development Program on 50 years of hands-on learning, networking opportunities, and creating outstanding leaders in their field. Register for an in-person or on-demand course today. 

ACS Leadership Development System®

The ACS Leadership Development System® (ACS LDS) is your opportunity to learn essential skills to strengthen your competitive edge in today's global economy. The suite of courses available provides you with an opportunity to take courses in a face-to-face setting as well as online (24/7).

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is an annual invitation-only conference where ACS leaders come together to learn both management and leadership skills to enable them to be successful within the Society.

ACS Leadership Development System Facilitators

ACS Leadership Development System® facilitators are ACS members that have been trained and certified to facilitate courses within the ACS LDS curriculum. Serving as a course facilitator is a volunteer opportunity without financial compensation; except for reimbursement for expenses related to course facilitation.

ACS members that wish to become facilitators undergo a training program before they are certified. Once certified, facilitators are asked to commit to facilitating at least one course per year.  Interested in becoming an ACS LDS facilitator? Please submit a brief biographical sketch that emphasizes your experiences that relate to course facilitation and complete this form.

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Best Course I Have Ever Taken

Best Course I Have Ever Taken

Best Course I Have Ever Taken
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This is what Katie Hunt, past president of ACS, says of the Extraordinary Leaders course in an interview with Dave Harwell, ACS staff member.

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