Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy: For American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Professionals


Take the lead and impact your community!

This year-long program offers a unique opportunity for mental health, behavioral health, substance use providers, or helping professionals to explore their unique skills and leadership potential through trainings, an individual project, and mentor support.

We are currently seeking mentors and mentees for the 2020-2021 Leadership Academy.


The program provides: 

•    Development of knowledge and expertise in the behavioral health field
•    Interactive seminars, distance learning, webinars and project work
•    Learning opportunities through interaction and supervision between mentors and mentees
•    Supervising community-based participatory initiatives
•    Networking with other mentors


Tentative schedule for 2020-2021: 

October 2020   Immersion Training - Meskwaki Casino Hotel, Tama, IA

March 2021   Enhancement Session - Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

October 2021   Graduation - Location TBA


How to apply: 

Click on either of the links below to complete the online versions of the applications:

- If you are applying to be a mentee, click here: ONLINE MENTEE APPLICATION 

     (Seeking to develop leadership skills and advance your career in behavioral health)

*Having strong leadership in behavioral health is important to handle the challenges we face, especially during this unexpected time for all of us. To support the recruitment of new leaders in Native communities, the fee for mentee participation has been reduced to $500. This fee contributes to travel and lodging costs.


- If you are applying to be a mentor, click here: ONLINE MENTOR APPLICATION

     (Has extensive experience working in behavioral health in Native communities)


PDF applications can be downloaded here:

Mentee PDF Fillable Application

Mentor PDF Fillable Application


Extended deadline due to COVID-19: July 31


Questions? Please contact: 

Monica Dreyer Rossi, Cand. Polit.
Program Manager, National American Indian & Alaska Native Leadership Academy
[email protected]

Sean Bear, BA, CADC, Meskwaki
[email protected]

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