MSHA Leadership Academy

The MSHA Leadership Academy is committed to fostering leadership skills in students to develop future leaders in the professions. Through monthly webinars (January, February, March) and a final session at the Annual Convention, students will discuss the benefits of utilizing the strengths of diverse groups, describe the importance of an engaged state professional organization membership and develop a professional network across the state.

Each university program is asked to submit two students (one undergraduate student and one graduate student) who will participate in the three month MSHA Leadership Academy. Participants will need to volunteer three hours at Convention and in so doing will receive free registration plus a shared two night hotel accommodation for each university pair.**

**(Please note: This program is replacing the application lottery for Convention accommodations that was awarded to a student from each University in the past. Naturally, the Student Scholarship fund will continue to be utilized to support students through the Minority Student Leadership Program, Quest for the Cup, MSHA Mentoring Young Professionals and now Leadership Academy).


  1. Participants will be able to state their own strengths and understand other’s strengths as they are applicable to daily personal and professional interactions as students.
  2. Participants will be able to state how strengths might be utilized in a professional role upon graduation.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the role of the state speech-language-hearing association and benefits of membership.
  4. Participants will be able to identify ways students can support the MSHA Strategic Plan.

Deadline for submission is January 31.