Leadership Academy for Peak Performance

Work with Ohio State University faculty members for outstanding leadership skill development


“Wonderful atmosphere where like-minded motivated leaders can engage each other, redefine skills and tools, and get fresh new ideas about how to take their leadership to the next level. Truly enjoyed every minute. The panel of speakers was simply amazing.”

Michael Monjot, RN, BSN, MBA
Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Center & Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


The Leadership Academy for Peak Performance teaches the skills aspiring nursing and other healthcare leaders need to be successful. They learn skills that they have not yet been exposed to in typical education environments and network with other nurse and healthcare executives and managers to share ideas and develop best practices.

Employee retention is an expectation and major responsibility of the manager role, with both organizational and professional implications. Organizationally, a stable workforce reduces direct and indirect costs associated with turnover that may impact an organization’s ability to provide services.

Uniquely, we provide coaching support from a leadership expert for 12 months after a session to help you apply what you have learned.


Interested in In-person Immersions?

Please watch this page for next year's programs or email us at lapp@osu.edu to schedule a customized leadership development program for your organization.


Workshop formats

The Leadership Academy for Peak Performance offers several workshop formats to meet your needs, including two-day residential immersions and on-site customized workshops. You interact with colleagues and experts in many leadership areas. Included in all workshops is 12 months of virtual on-the-job coaching via peer consultations and monthly group sessions with leadership experts, to reinforce your new habits of effective leadership. Access to individual coaching is an additional option and details for this are given to participants.  Onsite workshops are held at the Longaberger Alumni House on the campus of The Ohio State University. Customized workshops are designed to meet your organization's needs at your location. For more information about customized workshops, contact lapp@osu.edu.


Sample Leadership Content with Our Experts

The following videos showcase our leadership experts and some of the content of our programs.

First Things First: Understanding Yourself as a Leader
Innovation Leadership: The Future of Nursing Practice
Transforming Your Organization through Evidence Based Leadership Practices

Read what healthcare executives have to say

“...the course is well worth the cost.  Our two managers who already attended loved the course and thought it was helpful in their new roles."

Vicky  Armstrong, MSN, RN
Vice President, Neonatal Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio


Read what workshop participants have to say

“The LAPP session exceeded my expectations! As a new leader in a major medical center I was a little intimidated by all of my newly acquired responsibilities. The LAPP session gave me the tools that I needed to prioritize, motivate a clinical team, on-board new staff members, maintain a capital budget and have fun while doing it! I would definitely recommend this session for any clinical leader. It will give you the necessary confidence to be successful in the ever dynamic, evidence-based world of healthcare.”

Tanisha White, RN
Front-Line Leader, Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Center & Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University


"Being new in a leadership role, the opportunity to network and grow with other professionals was awesome! The relationships that formed from the initial connections are ongoing.  One-on-one sessions with healthcare and leadership professionals are insightful and confidence building.  Having a 'safe haven' to discuss issues with associated solutions challenges you to take chances and think outside the box. In short, the LAPP program is priceless!"

Susan Yeager, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNP
Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner Lead at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

“I thought the program was amazing. I plan to utilize all of the concepts in my practice.”


“This was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The material was excellent and provided a number of clinical pearls for practice."


“Fantastic content! Phenomenal speakers! Passionate people who are very inspiring!”


"I was blown away. This was a very well done seminar.”


“All of the presenters were amazing. I enjoyed all five days. This was absolutely worth my time!”


Leadership Academy Faculty

Bernadette Melnyk