Academic Leadership Academy

  • April 16

2021-22 Applications Open

Applications for the 2021 - 2022 Academy are due by Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. Please fill out the application, including uploading a current resume or CV and a letter of support from your direct supervisor or department chair.

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The Office of Faculty Development will host three (3) one-hour Virtual Open Forums for prospective applicants to ask questions and find out more. Each forum will feature ALA alumni to share their stories and answer questions. The forums will be held via Webex on the following days and times:

Links to the forum sessions will be made available on this page. Questions about the program may be sent to Ed Martini, Chris Sligh, or to the OFD at faculty-development@wmich.edu.

 

2019-20 Academic Leadership Academy cohort pictured with Provost Jennifer Bott and OFD Director Jan Gabel-Goes.

2019-20 Academic Leadership Academy cohort pictured with Provost Jennifer Bott and OFD Director Jan Gabel-Goes.

 

About

The strength of any organization can be measured by the capacity of its members to be leaders at many levels. WMU is pleased to offer faculty and university professional staff the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through the Academic Leadership Academy.

Participants in the academy will be able to:

  • Better lead groups or organizations at WMU or elsewhere.
  • Better participate as part of teams in which they are not the leaders.
  • Better understand the cultural context of WMU and other institutions.
  • Identify and prioritize challenges and leadership opportunities in realms such as academic, research, and economic development and social justice.
  • Understand leadership literature and translate that literature into practical application.

The academy is a year-long learning community in which participants and facilitators meet weekly to explore literature on leadership. Discussions include specific situations where leadership skills are used, developed and implemented. Participants meet on Thursdays, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The academy invites faculty and university professional staff, at or above the assistant manager/director level, to attend.

 

Program Participants