Developing leaders we all can count on

Motivated, effective and informed leaders are the drivers of success. Communication and strong teams are encouraged and built by them, and these factors impact organizational productivity, profitability, talent retention and recruitment.

A six-month experience, the MICPA Leadership Academy supports early-career CPA leaders in developing their leadership style and establishes a network of peer-to-peer relationships. It includes a process of self-assessment, skill-building exercises, interactive discussions, and thought-provoking speakers.

Beginning in June participants gather monthly for three hours* to focus on the following competencies:



Growing Your Brand/Network & Time Management - June 27, 2023


Leadership Communication Skills & Overcoming Conflict - July 25, 2023


Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking & Adaptability - August 22, 2023


The Mindful/Inclusive Leader & Building Trust - September 26, 2023


Setting Goals & Achieving Them & Leadership/Coaching - October 24, 2023


Career Management & Moving Forward as a Leader - November 6, 2023


*Dates and topics may be subject to change.


The application deadline is June 2, 2023.


Program Investment


The Leadership Academy will meet monthly from 8 - 11 a.m. at the MICPA offices in Troy. Upon completion of the six-part program, attendees will have earned 18 hours of CPE. 

The academy fosters relationship building and features two networking events beyond its six sessions. It culminates on November 9, 2023 at MICPA’s signature events, Accelerate (4 hours of CPE) and Celebrate.

During Celebrate, graduates of the Leadership Academy will be recognized for their accomplishment among their colleagues and peers. 


  • Establish a foundation intended to accelerate career growth.
  • Craft a personalized leadership style.
  • Master the competencies of effective executive leadership that promotes a positive, motivating work environment.
  • Ignite relationships with other early career CPAs and mentors.
  • Create a long-term forum of outside resources to problem solve and facilitate growth.
  • Increase morale.
  • Impact retention and improve productivity and effectiveness through leadership.

Tuition: $1,699

Questions? Please contact Katie Gadulka, Vice President of Learning, at 248.267.3719 or

Leadership Academy graduates
What others are saying about the
2022 Leadership Academy

"The Leadership Academy has so far been very insightful. I am better able to identify my strengths and weaknesses for leading, as well as learning what needs to be done to troubleshoot my weaknesses. Every class has been informative and stirred thoughtful conversation."
– Ryan Burke, CPA, Hare CPAs + Business Advisors, MICPA Leadership Class 2021-22