Fall emerging leaders class is forming now

Nominations for the Emerging Leaders Academy's 2020-21 cohort are due March 2.

ELA, sponsored since 2009 by the office of the senior vice president and provost, fosters leadership development of faculty and professional and scientific staff serving in leadership roles -- or those who aspire to be. During the academic year, the ELA cohort -- approximately two dozen members -- participates in monthly leadership activities led by content experts and facilitators. The activities are designed to encourage self-reflection, develop contextual skills and create leadership competencies. Participants complete modules on topics such as strategic planning, performance management, budget development and an inclusive organizational culture. Cohort members also work in teams to complete a university-related capstone project.

The new cohort members will be selected by April 10. The academy will meet 10 times for a full day between September 2020 and May 2021.

Information about eligibility criteria and the nomination process is online. A nomination package includes the ELA nomination form, nominator's letter and an essay and resume from the nominee. Self-nominations won't be accepted. Questions about the program or the nomination process should be directed to ELA co-director Katharine Hensley, faculty professional development coordinator in the provost's office. Rod Bagley, professor and chair of veterinary clinical services, also co-chairs the program.