VSU Leadership Academy

The VSU Leadership Academy is designed to cultivate our current and next generation of leaders.  This program utilizes the expertise of the Leaders Lyceum (www.leaderslyceum.com) facilitators to create transformational experiences that accelerate the development of leaders to a stage of greater maturity and effectiveness.  It employs a proven methodology that leverages relevant experiences both inside and outside of work that meets leaders where they are and moves them toward where they need to be.  Grounded in empirical research, this unique approach fosters personal growth that leads to growth in others and a strengthening of relationships across campus units. This program includes important elements from  the USG Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) shown to enhance leadership potential in preparation for future higher level leadership roles. 

Eligibility

  • Demonstrates potential based on the USG leadership competencies; designed for high potential individuals who desire to progress or advance in leadership roles.
  • Employed full-time at VSU for a minimum of two years with consecutive positive evaluation ratings or currently serving in an administrative position of manager or higher  (i.e. manager, assistant director, associate director, director, department head, assistant dean, associate dean, dean, etc.). 
  • Must complete the application form and submit required letter(s) of recommendation by the application deadline extended through Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by 5:30 PM.

Commitment: The VSU Leadership Academy requires approximately 40 hours of the scholar’s time over a 7-month period in group learning formats, independent study, and action learning. Attendance and participation in all academy activities are required. Absences are unexcused and will result in consideration for removal from the program.  Participation in the Leadership Academy requires a commitment to all aspects of the following planned program activities.

Leadership Academy Components

Group Learning Sessions: Scholars will participate in four full-day group learning sessions focused on moving participants toward an increasing depth of personal understanding. The sessions also include intense introspection that drives growth through challenge-oriented curriculum. 

Assessments: 360° assessments will be administered during the program. Scholars will receive feedback acquired from both in and outside of work. Scholars will also participate in a personality assessment to gain in-depth understanding of personality and its influence on leader effectiveness.

Peer Mentoring: Scholars will be divided into Peer Mentoring Groups (PMGs) in class for outside of class activities. The PM sessions are designed to promote peer-to-peer mentoring and accountability. 

Timeline

All sessions with be held on campus.

Program Orientation: Monday, October 28, 2019 from 3:00-4:00 PM, University Center Cypress Room.

Full-day session: Tuesday November 19 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, The Steam Center 1019

Leadership Academy Day 1

6-week Application Period: Peer Mentoring & Accountability (2 X 1-hour meetings)

Full-day session: Tuesday, January 28 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, University Center Cypress Room

Leadership Academy Day 2

6-week Application Period: Peer Mentoring & Accountability (2 X 1-hour meetings)

Full-day session: Tuesday, March 10 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, University Center Cypress Room

Leadership Academy Day 3

Half-day Session & Graduation Ceremony: Monday, April 20 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, University Center Cypress Room

Leadership Academy Day 4