SKIP YOWELL FUTURE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

AN IMMERSIVE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

The Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy is a six-month, immersive professional development program that prepares the next generation of outdoor industry leaders by teaching them to seek innovation, tackle challenges head-on and champion the causes that are critical to the industry’s longevity. The program includes online and in-person education, mentoring from industry veterans, and community-building with fellow aspiring-leaders.

Class 5 applications open June 17-September 15

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WHO WAS SKIP YOWELL?

“Life’s an adventure and the path is Unknown” -Skip Yowell, co-founder of JanSport and Outdoor Industry Association, 1946-2015

Skip was an outdoor industry luminary who was deeply committed to being the type of leader who invested in people to help them grow, both personally and in their careers. His commitment to growing the next generation of outdoor leaders through mentorship and thoughtful development is what the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy is built on.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

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FOR APPLICANTS

Participants in the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy get cutting-edge industry education, opportunities for self-assessment and reflection, formal leadership training and access to a community of industry mentors all while building lifelong relationships with other rising leaders.”

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FOR EMPLOYERS

The Future Leadership Academy is the pre-eminent professional education program for the outdoor industry. It provides industry-specific learning, self-assessments, personal & professional coaching, and mentorship to prepare participants for high-impact leadership roles in the industry.”

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FOR MENTORS & SUPPORTERS

Mentorship is a cornerstone of the Future Leadership Academy. Each participant is paired with a highly engaged industry mentor who provides support, advice, accountability, and a sounding board for questions and ideas.

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FOR NON-PROFITS PARTNERS

Every year the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy partners with non-profit organizations to help them overcome a current, real world challenge. The academy participants work together to implement solutions for the non-profit and present their work at the end of the academy. The academy is always looking for new non-profits to engage with.

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FAQ

Do you have questions about the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy and aren’t sure where to start? Check out our all-inclusive FAQs for participants, graduates, mentors and non-profits.

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KRISTEN FREANEY

KRISTEN FREANEY

Emerging Leaders Manager

kfreaney@outdoorindustry.org

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