Academic Leadership Institute

The UA Academic Leadership Institute (ALI) is a partnership between the Division of Human Resources and the Office of the Provost, under the direction of Helena Rodrigues, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer & Associate Vice President, and Andrea Romero, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. The Institute is one of the flagship programs administered by the Office of Leadership & Organizational Development

Established in 2010 to enhance and diversify the University’s leadership capacity, the Institute provides a year-long professional development program for ~25 faculty and campus leaders, including academic and administrative department heads, associate and assistant deans, and individuals identified as emerging leaders. The program serves both to strengthen the skills of those who are already in leadership positions and to provide a venue for career development for those who are seeking opportunities to lead.

The UA Academic Leadership Institute includes working retreats spread out over the academic year, along with regular meetings to network with campus, business, and community leaders. Additional features include:

  • Individual assessments and advice to help participants build upon their leadership styles and areas of strength;
  • Interactive workshops with national experts that bolster critical leadership competencies;
  • Informative presentations on topics such as media relations, innovation, donor development, university finances, and community, state, and federal relations; and
  • Networking opportunities to interact with a diverse cohort of leaders from a variety of disciplines and departments.

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