Faculty Leadership Academy

Faculty attending workshop

The Faculty Leadership Academy (formerly known as the Leadership Development Program) enhances leadership at the tenured faculty and department chair levels by building on existing skills that support UC Davis in moving in new and even more productive directions.  The academy combines didactic and case study strategies to connect broad concepts to specific behaviors in a six-session format over a three- month period.  The style and pace allow for application of new concepts and skills on the job, followed by feedback during sessions exploring what worked and what didn’t—and why.

The academy provides an opportunity for tenured faculty and department chairs to share experiences and perspectives; and to build professional relationships with peers.  Previous attendees have commented that they valued and enjoyed meeting and engaging with other chairs and colleagues.  In many cases, alumni of the program have continued to foster those relationships through alumni meetings after the program.

Nomination Process

Tenured faculty may be nominated by their respective deans or self-nominate.  Self-nominations can be submitted to Academic Affairs and must include the reason(s) why the faculty member would like to participate in the academy as well as a statement regarding past leadership training and experience.  

Academy Participation Requirements

Those accepted into the Faculty Leadership Academy must be available to attend all of the sessions.  If you are interested in participating, we encourage you to immediately hold the session dates on your calendar.

For more information about the Faculty Leadership Academy, please contact the Director of Faculty Relations and Development.

Graduates after completing 2016 Faculty Leadership Academy.

2016 Faculty Leadership Academy Graduates