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Application deadline for 2015 Leadership Academy approaching

The Aug. 31 application deadline for the 2015 NALC Leadership Academy is days away.

The Leadership Academy is a months-long program of intensive training on the skills necessary for union members to become effective leaders. Under the tutelage of their mentors—established NALC leaders such as branch presidents or national business agents—the students combined three separate weeks of classroom learning with take-home assignments and special projects.

Classes are held at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD, near BWI-Marshall Airport outside Baltimore.

The application form is available from your national business agent’s office. Any active NALC member may apply.

NALC President Fredric Rolando encourages those interested to submit an application. Rolando will select two letter carriers from each of the NALC’s 15 regions. The selected students will be notified by mail by October.

Class 19 is set for Jan. 11-16, March 22-27 and May 31-June 5. Class 20 is scheduled for July 26-31, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 and Dec. 6-11.

Students are required to complete outside-learning projects upon returning home following Weeks 1 and 2, and upon graduation the students will spend a fourth week working in their national business agents’ offices.

Transportation, room, meals, lost wages and other costs involved with attending the Academy and working in the business agent’s office are paid by the NALC.