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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 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.

ALAP vs. UF Academy

Advanced Leadership for
Academics and Professionals
UF Academy
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: April
Selection announced: May
Program: August through May
Call for applications: April
Selection announced: May
Program: August through May
Fee $1,500 $500
More Info/Application ALAP UF Academy

 

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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 Now accepting applications for the 2019 program UF’s College of the Arts, College of Journalism and Communications, and Training & Organizational Development are pleased to offer a…... 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

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.
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Leadership Development Application

Thank you for your interest in either the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) program or the UF Academy for Emerging Leaders, sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development. This application is used for both programs. Please be sure to indicate for which program you are applying by checking…... Learn More

Supporting Documentation for ALAP or UF Academy

A form for submitting supporting documentation for ALAP or UF Academy. 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

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

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. Applications…... 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, supervisors, and customers.  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…... 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