Founded in 1997, Leadership Anchorage (LA) is the premier leadership development program for established and emerging Alaskans 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 changemaker for our city, and our state. Each year, a diverse cohort of leaders is selected to participate in this 10-month program consisting of monthly Saturday sessions, enhanced by group projects, individual mentorships, readings, resources, and guest speakers from the community.
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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 Community Project provides the perfect opportunity to step boldly into that vision as you tackle real, immediate needs within the Anchorage community.
Leadership Anchorage is celebrating its 26th anniversary and we are thrilled to announce the members of the new Cohort! Meet LA26 below.
Dr. Amana Mbise, Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Angelina Burney, Administrative Services Director at the Office of Senator Murkowski
Bill Falsey, Lawyer at Huth Reynolds LLP
Carol Gore, President/CEO at Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Catkin Kilcher Burton, Retired Colonel at US Marine Corps
Deb Nyquist, Owner at Thrive Consulting
Dr. Gwen Kennedy, Principal Consultant at Kennedy and Consultants
Heather Harris, Organizational Resilience Officer at the Foraker Group
Jason Metrokin, President/CEO at the Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Joel Kiekintveld, Co-Director at the Anchorage Urban Training Collaborative
Ken Miller, Co-Director at Denali Fundraising and Grant Consultants
Megan Edge, Prison Project & Communications Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska
Judge Pamela Washington, Alaska District Court
Sarah Groogan, Senior Director at Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Shirley Mae Staten, Executive Director at Keys to Life Alaska
Stephen Qacung Blanchett, Founder of Pamyua
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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