Mike Haber presenting at the 2014 Region II Volunteer Conference


The APO LEADS leadership development program consists of five modular components of leadership development – Launch, Explore, Achieve, Discover and Serve. Each of the components address a different aspect of leadership growth that allows attendees to continue developing skills no matter their level of experience. APO LEADS courses are offered at Section and Region Conferences, or can be requested for your chapter. You should also contact the Region Q Leadership Development Coordinator to help ensure the course is scheduled properly.

Launch focuses on explaining exactly what it is that makes chapters’ leadership effective and covers the differences between the traditional notion of leadership and the evolving concept of servant leadership.

Explore teaches students the skills necessary to effectively resolve and manage conflict, discusses the sources of conflict and practicing ethical decision-making, while breaking down different types of conflict and appropriate ways to respond in these situations.

Achieve is a course that centers on the advantages of generating a team-like atmosphere by teaching participants a set of skills that set them up to be able to lead their chapters to universal success.

Discover attendees will learn strategies for assertive communication and self-motivation within the context of the servant chapter model.

Serve is the final step in your APO LEADS journey. This weekend-long training session designed to allow students to learn and practically apply project and meeting management and delegation in a group setting. Serve is available during the summer and over President’s Day weekend at various locations around the country.


APO IMPACT is a national training program that gives chapter leaders and alumni volunteers the skills needed to run healthier and more productive chapters and committees. APO IMPACT is divided into three resource options – APO IMPACT Guides, APO IMPACT Live, and APO IMPACT Workshops – to help meet the diverse needs of our members.

APO IMPACT Live and APO IMPACT Workshops require registration. All webinars are listed on the National calendar.

Becoming A Presenter

In Region Q, we are always looking for new presenters.  Whether you enjoy presenting to a small local group in person, or you would like to present to a national online audience, we want you!

If you want to know how to become a presenter for APO LEADS or APO Impact, contact the Region Q Leadership Development Coordinator.  You can also contact the Northeast Training Coordinator to find out about training opportunities in your area.