Fostering and mentoring the qualities of good leadership is essential for both the campus climate and sustainable succession planning. Recent measures of institutional culture — such as the climate study and the student experience survey — as well as campus discussions around civility and gender equity issues all point to an interest in creating opportunities for our faculty to develop their skills as leaders and to impart change.
In response, the Office of the Provost is partnering with the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and the Office of Graduate Education and Faculty Development on the Emerging Leaders Program. The first program cohort is currently meeting and we are pleased to accept applications and nominations for the second cohort. Eligible participants include associate and full professors who have attained tenure or are on the tenure track.
Nominations and applications for the second cohort of the program will be accepted through March 3, 2017.
2017-2018 Program Details and Participant Commitments
The nine-month program is in response to interest from stakeholders and information gleaned from climate surveys, along with the opportunity to create a logic of faculty leadership development. The broader goals are preparing, motivating, and providing tools to those who desire to lead, and be agents of positive change in their chosen spheres of influence.
Participant commitments are as follows:
- Attend all sessions
- Most sessions will be held on selected Friday afternoons. Participants are asked to adjust teaching and other commitments accordingly. Participants must be available to attend the weekend retreat at Serenbe.*
- About eight workshops scheduled on select Friday afternoons between September 2017 and April 2018 (2-4 hour sessions)
- Engage in small team work in between workshops.
- Participate in self and 360° assessments.
- Contribute to the quality of the class experience by being fully engaged and sharing experiences that will help the other people in the group in their leadership development.
- Candidates who cannot commit to full participation because of existing obligations will be asked to wait to join a future cohort.
- Program alumni are asked to consider serving as advisors and mentors to future cohorts.
- Opening session for team-building
- *Weekend Retreat at Serenbe (Palmetto, GA) – Oct 20 (late afternoon) to Oct 22 (noon), 2017
- Provost’s Direct Reports Off-Site meeting
- Panel of current and previous School Chairs
- GT Day at the State Capitol
- Panel with GT’s Executive Leadership
- Optional: Georgia Summer Tour (2-day trip)
- Discussion groups
- Optional executive coaching
- Closing Dinner
Selection of Typical Discussion Topics:
- Emotional and social intelligence leadership competencies
- Soft skills
- Case studies around campus issues
- Leadership images
- Work-life integration
- Leading change/change management
- Philanthropy and development at GT
- Networks and influence
- Conflict management
- Socio-political-economic environment
- External relationships
- “I to we” transformations
- Personal values and drivers