Minnesota Young American Leaders Program (MYALP)

Nominations for the 2023 Cohort has expired.

Check back back October/November 2023 for 2024 Cohort nomination details.

2022 Cohort

Young professionals in the Greater St. Cloud region with leadership aspirations were invited to apply by Nov. 11 for inclusion in a prestigious, multi-day workshop in May 2023 as part of the Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program in Minnesota (MYALP).

This is the third time the program has been available for local professionals. In 2019 and 2022, the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) partnered with the University of Minnesota, GREATER MSP and the Itasca Project in identifying leaders to participate in the program. Both years’ cohorts attended a three-day workshop focusing on Harvard Business School’s research on American competitiveness, shared prosperity and cross-sector collaborations.

The GSDC is again serving as a 2023 MYALP selection partner, together with volunteer program manager Anita Archambeau, to identify leaders in the Greater St. Cloud region to send to MYALP next spring on the University of Minnesota campus. Those selected will join other leaders from across Minnesota to discuss pressing regional issues and strengthen their leadership capacity and organizational intent to deliver positive outcomes in their communities.

Nominations should include the individual’s name, professional role, resume and why they should be considered.

Each participant or nominee should:

  • Have a track record of civic engagement in their city, ideally in cross-sector collaborations. Mere interest or potential is not enough.
  • Typically have a minimum of 7-10 years of professional work experience and have a “runway” for involvement in future cross-sector collaborations.
  • Be open to new ideas and relationships, can bring expertise to bear, and are willing to debate challenging issues civilly.
  • Have demonstrated experience working across differences such as race, gender, ethnicity, ideology and sector (business, government, educational institutions, nonprofits, labor, faith-based organizations)
  • Be informed about the most pressing regional issues and have the leadership capacity and the organizational talent to bear on these issues.

    Note that the GSDC is not considering candidates currently running for elective office.