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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 explore our Leadership Programs and consider which might best fit your interests. If you have questions or would like more specific information, please reach out to our team at training@ufl.edu.

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

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

This program includes a menu of courses, each designed to provide current and aspiring supervisors with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager at the University of Florida.

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Managers Cohort

Current supervisors are invited to discuss and explore key leadership skills in this cohort-style experience. With completion of the program, participants are awarded the Managing@UF Supervisory Challenge certificate.

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UF Academy

Designed specifically for faculty and professional staff on our campus, the UF Academy provides a forum for leaders to explore the complexities of the diverse university ecosystem as well as foundations for successful leadership.

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Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

In this intensive leadership experience, academic and professional leaders engage in rigorous self-examination as they explore what it means to be a highly effective leader in higher education.

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New Chair Leadership Program

New department chairs and school/institute directors are invited to participate in a robust orientation to key leadership skills and administrative responsibilities.

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UF Leadership Network

Upon completion of either the UF Academy or ALAP, participants continue their leadership journey alongside colleagues through networking events designed to explore current issues and further develop skills.

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Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders & Scholars

Join hundreds of your fellow university leaders and scholars and develop next-level communication skills to build communities, communicate persuasively, and drive positive change.

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Science Communications Short Course

A communications course to help you gain skills and understanding to communicate your research beyond the lab, overcome complexity and uncertainty and improve understanding and establish influence in your field.

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