Leadership Academy

Applications Now Open for Pro-Bono Seats!

A multi-day, full immersion experience designed to share and teach foundational concepts from our Leadership Development and Decision-Making Training (LDDMT), the new skills to succeed despite chronic uncertainty in the 21st century.

* April 9-11 & October 1-3 only, NYC


What is Leadership Academy?

3-Day Leadership Academy

Next Jump Leadership Academy is an invite-only, full-immersion training workshop designed to share and teach our unique programs and insights on how to build better decision makers. It is an intense window into:

Cross-Domain Coaching (CDC)

Cross-Fit | Dance | Basketball

Become more aware of habits, thought patterns and behaviors via exercises outside core expertise. The exercises also fold in physical challenges to help individuals learn how they perform under pressure and adapt to ambiguous environments.

Food for High Performance

Gut : Brain Health | Food & Mood | Boosting Immunity

Experience curriculum and cuisine from Sr. Next Jump Partner Dani Chavez-Bello, a Michelin-starred chef focusing on creating & advocating for food that is delicious, optimizes gut health and promotes community. Explore his R&D laboratory to test new recipes.


Leadership Academy was created in 2014 as a pro bono experience for other organizations and companies wanting to observe, learn and participate in facets of our culture in detail and ‘in practice’ to implement in their own organizations.

In 2016, Next Jump was recognized Harvard University as one of two top learning organizations globally (DDO: Deliberately Developmental Organization), alongside Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world.

While we are is neither researchers nor academics, Next Jump’s 30 years of history and experience aiding over 10,000 organizations—everyone from government to large corporations to startups, education and military– via our social mission has enabled us to break down the foundational elements of decision-making into practical curriculum.



Experience how we run as one of the world’s two Deliberately Developmental Organizations at our dedicated 40,000 sqft location in heart of Chelsea designed entirely around high performance. The space is optimized for deep thinking in small teams and to support human health needs including family, community and fun.


  • Casual Wear (e.g. athleisure, jeans, whatever makes you most comfortable)
  • Workout Gear (for daily fitness class)

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided each day

  • Showers and fully-equipped locker rooms
  • Washer/dryer
  • Yoga studio, gym, spin studio, pilates studio
  • Salon
  • All-day healthy snacks and beverages

Here are our recommended hotels in the area. You can also book these hotels through our Perks at Work platform for a discount on your booking.

High Line Hotel – (3 minute walk)
180 10th Avenue (at 20th Street)
New York, NY 10011

The Maritime Hotel – (11 minute walk)
363 W 16th (corner of 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

Courtyard Marriot Manhattan Mid-Town West – (13 minute walk) (Next Jumper Partners Favorite)
461 West 34th Street (corner of 34th and 10th)
New York, NY 10001

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan – Chelsea – (15 minute walk)
160 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001

There are 2 Self-pay Parking available adjacent to the building, as well as one block away:

507 W 21st St.
b/t 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.
Phone: (212) 929-3560

161 10th Ave.
b/t 19th St. & 20th St.
Phone: (212) 633-6259


Corporate (Fortune 1000):

Apple –Matt Kudlacz, Global Talent Development
American Airlines – Rear Admiral (Ret.) Linda Wackerman, Captain and Allied Pilots Association, former Navy Inspector General’s Office
Gap –Deirdre Leybold, Learning and Training Development
Goldman Sachs –Bart St. Clair, VP of Talent Management
Ernst & Young –Jeff Stier, Human Experience Engineering Partner
Ernst & Young –Kim Billeter, Principal, Global Leadership Team –People Advisory Services
Fidelity Investments –Amy Philbrook, Head of Diversity
JPMorgan Chase –Inger Buus, Head of Executive & Management Development
Michael Graves –Ben Wintner, Managing Principal
Whole Foods –Danielle Sanders, Culture Programs Team Leader
Zappos–Tony Hsieh, CEO

Public Sector/Education:

Avenues: The World School –Mike Maccarone, Global Academic Dean
Harvard Graduate School of Education –Matt Miller, Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching
New American Academy –Shimon Waronker, Founder
Shared Living Collaborative –Daniela Morse, Founder

U.S. Military:

Air Force –Lieutenant General (Ret.) Christopher Miller, Center for Character and Leadership Development
Air Force –Major General Mark Brown, Deputy Commander Air Education and Training Command
Air Force –Major General Steven A. Schaick, Chief of Chaplains
Air Force –Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing
Army National Guard –Brigadier General Kelly Fisher, Land Component Commander, California National Guard
Navy –Rear Admiral (Ret.) Peg Klein, Dean of Leadership and Ethics, U.S Naval War College
UK Royal Navy– Rear Admiral Paul Beattie, Director Naval Staff


Blue Hill at Stone Barnes –Bill Yosses, Center for Food & Agriculture, former White House pastry chef Presidents Bush & Obama
Culture Summit –Vanessa Shaw, Head Organizer
Future Leaders Now –Rebecca Friese, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) –Lieutenant General (Ret.) Brian Kelly, CEO, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services Air Force
Way to Grow –Andy Flemming, CEO
YMCA –Sue Mackey, Vice President, Talent Management, Learning & Leadership Development

Leadership Academy
Application 2024

As a part of furthering our mission around human performance and innovation in leadership & decision-making, we have created two pro bono Leadership Academies annually where we will donate seats. Next Jump Partners review applications as a committee on a case-by-case basis.

Leadership Academy is for biased to action innovators and influencers who have demonstrated impact within their own organization’s culture and what to learn the new skills to effectively navigate decision-making in today’s uncertain environment.

Please Note: Submitting this application does not guarantee seats. 

Once your application is reviewed, we will notify you if you are invited to attend one of our Academies.