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Programs

Successful leaders are not the “output” of a training program; leadership skills are not just “taught.” True leaders embark on a journey and continue to challenge themselves and strengthen their development by unrelentingly asking questions while distilling lessons from their experiences. At the University of Florida, there are many paths to showing up as a leader.

Training & Organizational Development provides various programs for you to begin or continue your leadership exploration at a level that is most compatible with your career stage as well as your personal and professional aspirations. We invite you to examine our Leadership Programs and consider which might best fit your interests. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the members of our team to help you assess which program might be right for you.

Click on any of these links to learn more about each of these leadership development opportunities:

UF Academy

UF Academy

A program designed for emerging leaders at UF offering an immersion in the culture and organizational structure of our institution. This 9-month program includes meetings with UF leaders, a trip to Tallahassee, and a ROPES challenge course.
See the UF Academy and Advanced Leadership comparison chart if you are wondering whether UF Academy or Advanced Leadership would be right for you Learn More

UF Academy Application

Thank you for your interest in the UF Academy for Emerging Leaders, sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development. Applications will be considered by the UF Leadership Development Selection Committee. This program meets over the course of the academic year, beginning in October. Application deadline is September 11. Please complete…... Learn More

Managers Cohort

Each fall and spring, managers have a unique opportunity to complete the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” certificate with a cohort of peers. Participating 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. Some…... Learn More

Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders & Scholars

Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders & Scholars

A professional development program for faculty and staff ready to hone storytelling skills to inspire support for organizational objectives and to interact with the news media to galvanize people to positive action. Learn More

UF Leader 360

UF Leader 360 is a multisource assessment that provides leaders with anonymous, questionnaire-based feedback from a variety of raters including colleagues, direct reports, and supervisors. By soliciting feedback from a variety of people, leaders receive a full circle perspective on their leadership skills.  Leaders invite a minimum of 15 people to complete…... Learn More

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

This collaboration between UF’s Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, and Human Resource Services, offers UF academic and professional leaders a program to deepen their leadership skills. Learn More

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

The training content for this program is aligned with the Leadership Competency Model and offers a certificate upon completion. Faculty and staff can participate in these 3-hour workshops at their own pace. Learn More

UF Leadership Network (by invitation)

UF Leadership Network (by invitation)

Any leader completing the development programs is invited to these quarterly events. These engaging forums support continued exploration of leadership issues and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration across campus. Learn More

Academy of Strategic Creativity

"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'" ~ George Bernard Shaw Want to learn more about the program in the meantime?  Contact Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC.      UF’s College of the Arts, College of Journalism and Communications,…... Learn More