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Leadership Academy – Washington DC


2020 DC Leadership Academy

We are looking forward to bringing the Leadership Academy back in 2021. Please check back in December 2020 for next year’s sites, dates and deadlines.


“Leadership and Economics” is an extension of our Economics for Leaders (EFL), Economic History for Leaders (EHFL), and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) programs.  The DC Leadership Academy expands the economic reasoning skills learned in these programs through four days of activities and projects in the same interactive style that FTE alumni will recognize. Topics include history, government policy, leadership, and economics. Participants are challenged to take their FTE experience to the next level by applying the economic reasoning propositions to historical analysis and to leadership dilemmas.

In addition to the advance economic and leadership activities, students have the opportunity to visit some of Washington, DC’s great attractions.  Participants will stay at American University. Alumni spend four full days at the program site, arriving Monday afternoon and departing Friday morning.

There is a $1000 program program fee which covers tuition, and room and board at American University. Participants are also responsible for travel to and from the program site, and spending money.

This program is open to previous EFL, EHFL, and EGE student participants.  Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Final deadline to apply is May 1.