Leadership Anchorage


Founded in 1997, Leadership Anchorage (LA) is the premier leadership development program for established and emerging Alaska leaders seeking to expand their impact in the community.

LA is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, perspective, and networks needed to be an effective and compassionate leader for our city, and our state. Each year, a diverse cohort of leaders is selected to participate in this 10-month program of monthly sessions enhanced by group projects, individual mentorships, readings, resources, and guest speakers from the community.


Chuck Seaca

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Congratulations to LA25!

Leadership Anchorage is celebrating its 25th anniversary and we are thrilled to announce the members of the silver anniversary cohort.

April Eide
Aurora Agee
Brennon Land
Camilla Hussein-Scott
Carmen Wenger
Fadwa Edais
Heather Barbour
Jasmine Carter
Joni Earp Spiess

Kaila Pfister
Kevin McGee
Kima Hamilton
Kyle Stevens
Loreen Anderson
Megan Malcolm
Molly Cornish
Nyabony Gat
Traci Bunkers
Weston Eiler


Why LA?

Transform Your Leadership
LA participants practice and strengthen essential 21st-century leadership competencies including facilitation, coaching, collaboration, and team-building.

Through assessments and interactive activities, you will develop an understanding of how you show up in the world and tap into your vision, mission, and purpose.

Amplify and Diversify Your Networks
LA is a unique opportunity to become a part of a powerful community of diverse leaders from a wide range of industries, backgrounds, ages, and experiences.

Throughout the program, participants are introduced to new organizations, individuals, venues, and connection points across the city. You will build close, supportive relationships within your cohort and across our powerful network of over 400 LA alumni and mentors.

Activate Ideas Into Action
If you aspire to make a real difference in your community or organization, your LA “Level Up” project provides the perfect opportunity to step boldly into that vision as you tackle real, immediate needs within your organization and/or the Anchorage community.

Apply To Leadership Anchorage

Each year, a diverse cohort of up to 24 leaders is selected to participate in the program with sessions starting each October. Get details about the program and apply.

Leadership Anchorage Alumni

LA has over 400 alumni across Anchorage, and Alaska. An Alumni Advisory Board hosts a range of activities and events for networking and continued learning.

Community Projects

A core element of the LA experience is the team projects that connect participants with partner organizations to address real, immediate community needs.

AKHF: Celebrating 50 Years!

The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.

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