NOA's Leadership Academy

Announcing an innovative, one-of-a-kind program that merges the practical skills needed to run your business successfully with the human skill required to excel in the complex environment we live in with your employees. The purpose of this program is to give you real world understanding that goes far beyond what McDonald's is telling you and gets you to the top of your game.

We are thrilled to have partnered with Simon Sinek's The Optimism Company to launch the NOA Leadership Academy, which will give you the leadership skills necessary to succeed as an Owner/Operator in the McDonald's system.

Course Description:

How to Impact Policy Legislation - Building Relationships with Elected Officials

Let's face it...Owners need to know what's going on with their state legislature. We have come to a time where we must be in front of the issues. Our elected leaders also need to come to us for guidance on how their vote impacts us. So how do you initially meet to develop a relationship?

Build Relationships: One of our most popular offerings. This course is taught by Owner, and NFLA National Government Relations Chair, Jimmy Williams, along with co-instructor, Kristen Hadeed. Kristen is back to teach us how to create deeper relationships and how these relationships allow us to accomplish more together.

While our partners at MultiState have emphasized the importance of getting involved legislatively, this conversation will give you the tools and tips necessary to build relationships with elected officials both in your community and at the state level to make an impact on your business.


  • Kristen Hadeed (Instructor at The Optimism Company)

    Kristen Hadeed

    Instructor at The Optimism Company

    Kristen Hadeed believes that authentic, human leadership can change the world. She spends her time helping leaders, teams, and organizations around the world embrace their humanity. She’s worked with just about every industry with one purpose behind it all: to build a better world through courageous, compassionate leadership.

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  • James Estel Williams Jr. (Owner/Operator at McDonald's)

    James Estel Williams Jr.

    Owner/Operator at McDonald's


How To Impact Policy Legislation - COURSE ONLY

This ticket is only for the How To Impact Policy Legislation course.

Standard Price $30
Bundle And Save - ALL COURSES

Purchase all 2023-2024 NOA Leadership Academy courses (12 total) and get the discounted price of $300. If you missed any of the courses, you will receive a digital recording of them. If you are unable to attend a future course, please notify us at so we can send you the digital recording afterwards.

Standard Price $300

You will receive the Webinar Zoom link for this course after you register.

If you chose the discounted 12-Course Bundle: You will receive the Webinar Zoom links for the subsequent courses, prior to each course. 

The courses will go live 10 minutes prior to the course start time. If you are unable to attend live, you can receive a recording to watch at your convenience. Please contact if you plan to miss a course.

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