UF Leadership Development Programs – Call for Applications

Published: April 13th, 2021

Category: Memos

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for 2021-2022 UF leadership development programs, including Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP), the UF Academy, and the Managers Cohort. These highly-regarded programs will begin in the fall of 2021 and run through May 2022. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2021. 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.

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 2021-2022 schedule and application link are available at https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/alap/.

UF Academy
Entering its 18th 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. The 2021-2022 schedule and application link are available at https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/academy/.

Managers Cohort

The Managers Cohort is a unique opportunity to complete the “Managing at UF” certificate with a cohort of peers. The program is designed to provide participants with insight into the skills and behaviors needed to be effective leaders. Each month, at least one of the workshops from the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” will be offered especially for this cohort. Participants must be managers; those who apply for the cohort option will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2021-2022 schedule and application link are available at https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/managers-cohort/.

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 to participate in the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals, the UF Academy, or the Managers Cohort programs.

For more information, please visit https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/programs/ or contact UF Training and Organizational Development at training@ufl.edu.

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