About the Future Leaders Academy
In 2006, ASHA developed the Future Leaders Academy (FLA) to identify and train individuals for future leadership roles in the organization. The FLA builds skills and familiarizes young professionals with the programs and activities of the Association. Since its inception, more than 25 ASHA members representing various school health professions have participated in the program and many of them have gone on to serve as committee chairs or board members.
Sarah Blanton and Chris Paske currently facilitate the program activities along with the members of the Leadership and Recognition committee.
Becoming part of the FLA requires a two-year commitment. Video conference calls are held monthly and include lively discussions about leadership on the job and within ASHA. FLA members are invited to “sit-in” on monthly ASHA Board conference calls to learn more about the inner workings of the organization and are invited to attend the face-to-face Board meeting at the annual conference.