Next year's 'Emerging Leaders' class is forming now

Nominations for the Emerging Leaders Academy's 2019-20 cohort are due March 1.

ELA, sponsored 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 capstone project.

The new cohort members will be selected by April 1. The academy meets monthly from September 2019 through May 2020.

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. Questions about the program or the nomination process should be directed to ELA co-directors Katharine Hensley, faculty professional development coordinator in the provost's office, or Rod Bagley, professor and chair of veterinary clinical services.

Since 2009, ELA has helped prepare a diverse group of 262 faculty and staff for leadership roles across campus.