UF Leadership Development Programs – Call for Applications
Paula Varnes Fussell, Vice President for Human Resource Services
Because leadership development is essential to the effective management of a university, we are pleased to announce a call for applications for our two leadership development programs – the UF Academy and Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals. Both programs will begin in the fall of 2011, running through May 2012.
Entering its 9th year, the UF Academy was created for emerging leaders at our university. Designed for exempt employees up to and including the director level, as well as interested faculty, the UF Academy prepares employees for higher-level responsibilities at the University of Florida. The program meets over the course of the year, with an approximate time commitment of 8 hours per month. There is no fee for this program.
Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals
Designed in cooperation with UF’s Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, and Human Resource Services, Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals is a program designed for faculty and professionals in leadership positions at our institution as a way to support their ongoing development. Participants meet 6 times—1 to 2 days each time (see the 2011-2012 schedule at www.hr.ufl.edu/training/leadership/alap.asp). The program includes two tracks – one for academic leaders and the other for professionals (assistant director and above). Approximately 20 faculty and professionals (10 per track) are selected each year via a competitive application process. There is a $1000 fee for this program. All materials (including a 360-degree evaluation pre- and post-program), facilitation fees, and meals are included with no travel needed for those who work in Gainesville.
These programs represent an invaluable opportunity for professional development, including exposure to UF’s highest levels of administration. Given the array of challenges the university currently faces, leadership development is increasingly essential as we equip our current and future leaders to support the institution. Please join us in encouraging leaders in your area to submit applications for the UF Academy or Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals programs. The deadline for submission is April 29.