LAS EO Excellence in Academic Leadership initiative equips executive officers in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with the problem-solving skills and tools necessary to navigate the unique challenges of the academic environment and fosters inclusive climates in their respective units. This program is a collaboration between LAS, Grainger College of Engineering, and the National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics (NCPRE).
This well-established 10-month leadership development program offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes individual and group exercises, lectures, case studies, and discussions tailored specifically for EOs. By adopting a cohort model, with defined groups participating over an extended period, the program ensures ongoing opportunities for learning and practicing essential skills. The interactive sessions not only facilitate skill-building but also foster trust and connections among cohort members.
The (EAL) program not only gave me tools and strategies to be a better person at academic workplace but also at my home and other business endeavors that I am involved in.
This really helped remind me that to be put in a leadership position is both an honor and a chore, but it’s best to look at it as a responsibility and an opportunity. This course really helped me feel good about the leadership positions I am in. It reminded me how important the good leaders I have and have had in my life have been to me personally and has re-energized me to try and be a strong, trustworthy, reliable leader. This class has made me stand up straighter.
A cohort of 12-15 EOs will meet online for 90-120 minute sessions throughout the academic calendar. Experts from NCPRE will lead the workshops. Facilitators will include a range of experienced academic leaders, including NCPRE director C. K. Gunsalus, and President Emeritus Robert Easter.