LEAD Summit

The Leadership Excellence and Administrative Development (LEAD) Summit is designed to give CPSDA’s high potential leaders actionable resources that provide opportunities to advance their professional skill set. This exceptional programming is aimed specifically at helping experienced and veteran members continue to grow and succeed in their career.

The LEAD Summit content and area of focus varies year to year, so be on the lookout for content that aligns with your needs and goals for professional growth.

2024 LEAD Summit will be announced in early October!

Attendees will be required to:
  • Complete a pre-event assessment.
  • Attend the full in-person workshop that will be held over the course of two days in January 2024
  • Three 60-minute follow-up virtual group meetings in the month following the LEAD Summit.


Who should apply?
Experienced or Veteran Sports RDs who have a strong desire and passion to grow professionally and expand their skill set in the areas of business, administration, communication and leadership.  Attendees must be in a growth mindset to benefit.  The LEAD Summit is limited to no more than 20 attendees each year.
When is it?
The 2024 LEAD Summit dates and location will be announced in October. In addition to the full, 1.5 day in-person workshop, there will be three 60-minute follow-up virtual group meetings in the three months following the LEAD Summit. Some self-paced learning and practice will be planned around the virtual meetings.
Application Process:
Applications for the 2024 LEAD Summit will open in October.
What is the cost?
The workshop has a $300 registration fee that is inclusive of workshop materials, a 1.5 day intensive training, dinner the first evening, lunch the second day and 1 night hotel room. If the cost of registration is a financial barrier, please reach out to Amy Freel, CPSDA Executive Director at [email protected]
Additional Questions?
Please contact Tandi Hawkey, CPSDA Events & Education Coordinator

CPSDA is committed to increasing diversity in the field of dietetics and encourages Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and all other underrepresented individuals to apply.


Thank you to those who attended the 2023 event in Indianapolis!