Minnesota Young American Leaders Program

Minnesota Young American Leaders Program and Young American Leaders Program

These two programs bring together rising leaders who are committed to working across sectors to help their communities prosper inclusively. Participants leave the programs equipped with new skills and relationships that will help them rebuild the commons.

Both the Minnesota Young American Leaders Program, at the U of M, and the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School interweave case studies, insights from national, state and local practitioners of cross-sector leadership, diverse perspectives on our current-state economy, and research presentations from scholars of inclusive economic development and the future of work. Growing from a partnership among the Itasca Project, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership, and the Harvard Business School, the MYALP shares themes as well as selected faculty and content with Harvard Business School’s YALP Program, which includes cohorts from fourteen city cohorts across the nation. The Minnesota Young American Leaders Program provides an opportunity to bring rising leaders together to focus specifically not only on the inclusive economic development of their city, but also on challenges and opportunities of common concern to all generations across our state and region.

For the 2022 Programs, we expect selection processes to run in late 2021.


For more information, please visit the MYALP website or the Harvard Business School’s US Competitiveness page.

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