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.
|Advanced Leadership for
Academics and Professionals
|Summary||For established academic and professional leaders … emphasis on successful leadership in higher education by exploring the application of the UF Leadership/Management Competency Model.||For emerging and new or new-to-UF leaders … exempt employees and interested faculty … emphasis on exposure to UF and foundations of successful leadership.|
|For Whom?||Approximately 20 faculty and professionals are selected each year via a competitive application process to participate in either the academic track or professional (assistant director and above) track. This program also is appropriate for those making the “academic” to “administrator” transition.||Approximately 15 exempt employees (faculty and staff) are selected each year via a competitive application process.To participate, an employee must be an exempt employee with at least two years of supervisory or decision-making responsibility. UF Academy is designed for exempt faculty and TEAMS professionals. TEAMS professionals must have a minimum of two years of supervisory or decision-making responsibilities at UF unless they are at assistant director or above. All interested faculty may apply. This program also is appropriate for those making the “academic” to “administrator” transition.|
|Time Commitment and Program Structure||Participants meet six times, for 1.5 to 2 days each—along with two shorter evening sessions—over the course of the academic year. The program includes assessments, case study discussion, assigned readings, and group projects. An important element of the program is access to key leaders at UF.||Participants meet approximately two times a month over the course of the academic year. The program includes assigned readings and coordination of UF leader meetings. Average monthly time commitment ranges from 4 to 12 hours. Participants meet with various representatives from the university, Gainesville community, and travel to Tallahassee to meet with key legislators. Leadership development assessment and curriculum, job shadowing, observing key meetings, and other interactive activities round out the experience.|
|General Outcomes||Participants focus on how to more effectively lead people—while they gain a better understanding of both strategic and operational issues of the university and how to move a strategic agenda forward—while helping others meet their goals.||Participants cultivate an increased understanding of high-level issues that affect UF as well as an increased understanding of the governance processes and systems in place on our campus.|
|Details||Call for applications: May
|Call for applications: May
|More Info/Application||ALAP||UF Academy|
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