Effective Leadership: Foundation & Development 

Hosted by Oglebay Resort
Wheeling, WV
February 13-18, 2023 

Effective Leadership: Foundation & Development is AZA's newest professional development course premiering in February 2023. This course will focus on building foundations for effective leadership while supporting the front line.

Course Topics
  • Developing Your Authentic Self

  • Cultivating Strong Teams

  • Leading through Influence

  • Building Better Processes

  • Supporting Staff as People

  • Organizational Operations

  • Growing Your Expertise & Experience

Course Schedule

First Day
 - Student registration
 - Opening evening ceremony
 - Courses meet for individual opening session/class

- Classes meet all day

Last Day
- Classes meet
- Closing Ceremony

Attendance is required for course participants for the duration of the course until the evening of the last day. As a result, individuals generally depart the following day. Attendees will receive a detailed schedule for their course after their registration is confirmed. 


More information coming soon

Is This Course Right For You?

Zoo and aquarium staff leaders across all departments, including animal programs, education, guest services, volunteer management, marketing, development and public relations will benefit from participation in this course.

Travel & Accomodations

Air Travel
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is the closest airport. Airport Limousine Plus and First Class Limo provide a shuttle service between PIT and the hotel.

Lodging information coming soon.

Course participants stay at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and classes meet on-site. All lodging reservations are priced per person at a package rate. Your accommodations will include breakfast, lunches, dinners, and snacks throughout the entirety of your stay. 

Please wait until you are admitted into the course before making your reservations. You will receive an email containing detailed information regarding your accommodations and transportation once you are admitted.

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