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Students LEAD Leadership Development Program
October 30-31, 2020
Guesthouse at Graceland in Memphis, TN

ACNM is pleased to announce our inaugural Students LEAD (Learn, Engage, Ascend, Deliver) Leadership Development Program. This program empowers midwifery students to enhance their potential and maximize their performance in developing authentic leadership skills, designing a vision to support their academic and professional goals, improving communication and relationship skills, and setting goals towards contributing to the betterment of themselves and their schools, communities, and professional organization. As a participant, you will be introduced to leadership skills and practice applying them through interactive learning activities.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a current member of ACNM
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited midwifery program

Application Requirements
Applicants must submit a one-page letter of recommendation from an ACNM member or your Midwifery Program Director, your resume/CV, and 500-word personal statement discussing at least three of the topics listed below. Previous leadership experience is not required to attend this program; however, potential for leadership advancement will be strongly considered and should be addressed in your summary.

  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Leading a team or project to achieve a common goal
  • Effective communication
  • A positive role model
  • Leadership in organizations (inside or outside the profession)
  • Building business relationships

Application Selection
Space in this program is limited to 50 attendees. The application deadline is March 16, 2020. Applications will only be accepted online. Accepted applicants will be notified by March 30, 2020. Waitlisted applicants will be notified by June 29, 2020.
Application portal opening soon.

Guesthouse at Graceland
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact [email protected].
American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Rd. Ste. 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240.485.1800 Fax: 240.485.1818
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