Apply for 2016-17 UF Leadership Development programs by April 30

apply for leadership developmentA call for applications for the 2016-17 UF Leadership Development programs sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development and the Office of Human Resource Services is now underway, with an application deadline of April 30. Apply today for the UF Academy—the university’s emerging leader program—or the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) program. Participants in both programs, which will begin in the fall of 2016, are selected via a competitive application process.
See the comparison chart to decide which program might be right for you.

The UF Academy

The UF Academy was created for emerging leaders at UF. Designed for exempt employees up to and including the director level, as well as interested faculty, the UF Academy prepares employees for higher-level responsibilities at the University of Florida.

The program is open to exempt employees (up to and including employees at the director level) with at least two years of supervisory or decision-making responsibility at UF or in a faculty position. The two-year supervisory requirement is waived for interested faculty as well as employees at the assistant director level or above. There is a $500 fee to participate.

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals is designed for faculty and professionals in leadership positions at UF as a way to support their ongoing development. The program runs throughout the academic year with participants meeting six times, one to two days each session, along with two shorter evening meetings; please see the 2016-2017 schedule for details. The program includes 360-degree and other assessments, guest speakers, facilitated discussions, case studies, assigned readings and activities—including a group project. An important element of the program is access to key leaders at UF.

The program includes two tracks—one for academic leaders and the other for professionals (assistant directors and above). Approximately 20 faculty and professionals (10 per track) are selected each year via a competitive application process. This program also is appropriate for those making the “academic” to “administrator” transition. There is a $1,500 fee for this program.

Please explore the Leadership Development section of the HRS website to learn more about these programs, the UF Leadership/Management Competency Model and other UF Leadership Development initiatives.