Program details


Participants selected for the program must:

  • Aspire to an executive leadership role as part of his/her career path.
  • Demonstrate capacity for leadership and a tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Exhibit a mission orientation for outreach and engagement and a commitment to service.
  • Demonstrate trouble-shooting and problem-solving ability.
  • Perform current assignments with proper follow through and attention to detail.
  • Show evidence of successfully expanding scope of responsibilities within current assignments.
  • Express a willingness to test current expectations of what an executive leadership assignment is and develop a realistic understanding for the job.
  • Be willing to advance the outreach and engagement vision for the University’s greater good.


In order to graduate from the program, participants are expected to:

  • Complete self-assessment materials as assigned
  • Attend two face-to-face sessions
  • Attend all virtual leadership activities, including orientation and coaching sessions, and complete all assigned readings
  • Complete experience as a “leadership fellow” that will range from 10-20% of participant’s time for a period not to exceed three months; exact scope and sequence of “fellow” assignment to be negotiated
  • Participate in evaluation of program, including personal interviews and surveys


Program operation costs (meeting rooms, assessment fees, presenters, meals as appropriate) will be covered by the division. Additional costs (i.e. travel, lodging, meals not included) to be covered by participant through personal funds, unit funds and/or professional development funds. 

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