What is WDMLA?
About the Academy
The Academy was developed in 2007, and the inaugural class participated in 2008 and 2009.
The West Des Moines Leadership Academy offers a three-tiered approach of leadership skills training focused on Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading Community, specifically towards:
- Developing and enhancing leaderships skills of participants
- Educating participants regarding issues facing our community
- Stimulating increased leadership throughout our community
The West Des Moines Leadership Academy exists to positively influence the future of West Des Moines and the Greater Des Moines community through strategic leadership development.
Class size and representation
Class size is limited to provide the best environment for interaction, real-life applications and outstanding learning. Each class will be comprised of participants representing a cross-section of the community.