Apply for 2018-19 UF Leadership Development Programs by May 1

A call for applications for the 2018-19 UF Leadership Development programs sponsored by UF Human Resources Training and Organizational Development is now in progress, with an application deadline of May 1.

Apply today for the UF Academy, the university’s emerging leader program, or the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) program. Participants in both programs, which will begin in the fall of 2019, are selected via a competitive application process.

Learn more below or see the comparison chart to decide which program might be right for you.

The UF Academy

The UF Academy was created for emerging leaders at UF. Designed for exempt employees up to and including the director level, as well as interested faculty, the UF Academy prepares employees for higher-level responsibilities at UF.

Applicants should either have two or more years of supervisory or decision-making responsibilities at UF or be in a faculty position or at the assistant director level or above. (The two-year supervisory requirement is waived for interested faculty and employees at the assistant director level or above.) There is a $500 fee to participate. 

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals is designed to support the ongoing development of faculty and professionals in leadership positions at UF. The program runs throughout the academic year with participants meeting six times, for one to two days each session, along with two shorter evening meetings; please see the 2018-2019 schedule for details.

The program includes 360-degree and other assessments, guest speakers, facilitated discussions, case studies, assigned readings and activities, including a group project. An important element of the program is access to key leaders at UF. The program consists of two tracks—one for academic leaders and the other for professionals (assistant directors and above). Approximately 20 faculty and professionals (10 per track) are selected each year. The program is also appropriate for those making the academic-to-administrator transition. There is a $1,500 fee for this program. 

Learn more about these programs, the UF Leadership/Management Competency Model and other UF Leadership Development initiatives at the Leadership @ UF page.