Leadership Summit


   January 19-30, 2021 


The California Academy is pleased to announce our inaugural Leadership Summit will be hosted virtually! With sessions over a two week timeline, we hope that you will join us for the live sessions. The agenda is live. Click here for session information. 

The Leadership Institute will be held virtually and focus on developing the skills of executive leaders, emerging leaders, and volunteer leaders. 

  •  Develop and expand your leadership skills to ensure confidence and success in your career.
  • Network with old friends and new colleagues to build relationships that will push you to the next level.
  • Explore what type of leader you want to be while learning the skills that will take you there.


 Develop.   Network.  Explore.

Keynote Speaker,  Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSW

January 19, 2021 6:00- 7:30 pm (This session will be recorded; however, will be password protected and available for 60 days) 

Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSW is the Chief Executive Officer of The Network for Social Work Management, an international membership organization dedicated to strengthening leadership in health and human services. Under her leadership, the Network has grown globally and introduced new, innovative programming that meets the needs of social work and human services leaders everywhere. 

She earned her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Legal Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Dr. Cherry earned her Doctorate in Social Work from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Her capstone project, “Changemakers of Color: A Model for Racial Equity in the Nonprofit Sector” focuses on addressing the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector. 

Dr. Cherry holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the National Human Services Assembly in collaboration with The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, the Executive Education Program at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. She is also a StartingBloc Fellow, #IamRemarkable Facilitator, and Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator.


Register By December 15, 2020 for Discounted Rates