UF Leadership Development Programs – Call for Applications

Published: April 8th, 2019

Category: Memos

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the UF Academy and the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) programs, which are being accepted now through May 3, 2019. In addition, we are accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for the 2019-2020 Managers Cohort of the Managing at UF program. Because leadership development is essential to the effective management of a university, I hope you will encourage individuals from your respective areas to apply for one of the programs.

UF Academy
Entering its 17th year, the UF Academy was created for emerging leaders at our university. Designed for both exempt staff employees (up to and including the director level) and 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 average monthly time commitment ranging from 4 to 12 hours.

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals
Developed in cooperation with UF’s Office of the Provost and Faculty Senate, the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals program is intended for faculty and professionals in leadership positions as a way to support their ongoing development. The Advanced Leadership 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.  The program meets 8 times over the course of the academic year.  The 2019-2020 schedule is available at http://hr.ufl.edu/leadership@uf/programs/alap/.

Both of these programs represent an invaluable opportunity for professional development, including exposure to UF’s highest levels of administration. Given the array of challenges within a university environment, leadership development is increasingly essential as we provide our current and future leaders with the tools needed to support the institution. Please join us in encouraging appropriate leaders in your area to submit applications for the UF Academy or the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals program.

Managers Cohort: Managing at UF

Managers who may be newer to their roles have a unique opportunity to complete the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge certificate with a cohort of peers. Participation in the cohort can provide managers with a forum in which to discuss issues related to leadership and management with like-minded leaders on campus. Space is limited and applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so those interested are encouraged to submit their application early.

For more information, please visit https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/ or contact UF Training and Organizational Development at training@ufl.edu. To apply for the UF Academy or Advanced Leadership program, please visit https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/leadership-development-application/. To apply for the Managers Cohort, please visit https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/managers-cohort/application/.

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