Fostering personal development & professional growth in Arkansas's emerging business & nonprofit leaders.




Tentative* Spring 2020 program will include:


Build Your Foundation

- February 14, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Build Your Culture

- February 28, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Build Your Endurance

- March 13, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Build Your Pipeline

- April 3, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Build Your Future

- April 17, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Session titles and order are subject to change. Meet the facilitators. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.


All sessions will be hosted in the Arkansas State University System Office in Little Rock’s Capitol Hill District.


Tuition is $3,250 per person and includes program fees, course materials, and meals. Payments are due by Friday, February 14, 2020 by accepted applicants.





Arkansas' emerging business and nonprofit leaders:

  • Accomplished leaders poised to take the next step within their organization and community.

  • Corporate executives, non-profit heads, entrepreneurs, policy makers.

  • At least 30 years of age.

    *Class size is limited.



This unique learning experience will enable participants to grow via:

  • Personal and professional development through strengths assessment and one-on-one training.

  • Established C-Level executives who provide leadership lessons learned and fresh perspectives.

  • Custom curriculum and real-world case studies that can be applied across industries and organizations.

  • Professional network of like-minded peers from a cross-section of industries and organizations.

2020 Leadership Class Timeline

  • Nominations will be accepted through TBD

  • Class members will be announced TBD

  • Program fees are due February 14

  • Program begins February 14

  • Program concludes April 17

Apply today


To be considered for the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy, you must Apply and provide an executive reference from your organization.

Business Owners:  If you are a business owner, you can simply nominate yourself.

Nomination Deadline: Spring 2020, tBD