RBS Leadership Academy


2023 NASBLA Recreational Boating Safety Leadership Academy
Lexington, Ky. 
June 4 - 9, 2023
July 16 - 21, 2023



NASBLA is pleased to announce two sessions of the 12th Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Leadership Academy, designed to foster future leaders within NASBLA and develop members for further recreational boating safety and security community leadership. 

The NASBLA RBS Leadership Academy is designed to create learning opportunities where participants experience events with others, actively participate in dialogue, visually see examples and connect with peers as a cohort learning.

This program seeks to develop a broad understanding of our diverse community while offering unparalleled opportunity to interact with other new BLAs and those in leadership roles from a wide variety of backgrounds. NASBLA RBS Leadership Academy graduates will be well-prepared for service and leadership within their state, NASBLA and the National Recreational Boating Safety Community.

NASBLA RBS Leadership Academy 2023 DRAFT Agenda

The RBS Leadership Academy will be held at:
NASBLA Headquarters 
1020 Monarch St, Suite 200
Lexington, Ky. 40513


Residence Inn Lexington Keeneland/Airport
3100 Wall St, Lexington, KY 40513 
+1 859-296-0460

The room rate is $98 per night, plus tax.
Use this link to get this rate and make your reservation. 
Last day to reserve hotel: Friday, June 16, 2023

The first Academy will start on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 5:00 pm with a welcome dinner in our office. It will end at noon on Friday, June 9, 2023.

The second Academy will start on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 5:00 pm with a welcome dinner in our office.  It will end at noon on Friday, July 21, 2023.

Academy Registration:  
To be added to the notification list for 2023, please email Ron Sarver.

If you have any questions about the NASBLA Leadership Academy, please
email Ron Sarver.
"The Leadership Academy was very useful and thought provoking for me.  Through the years, I have seen bits and pieces of this puzzle we call boating safety, but to see them all come together and explained how they commingle was beyond useful to me and my career...  All the student’s skillsets were useful to the other participants in many ways.  I truly have a greater appreciation and understanding for how we can all work together and affect positive change in our states."

- Matt Majors, TN
Class of 2021