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Faculty LEAD

Are you a faculty member who:

  • Is interested in moving into a leadership role?
  • Has recently accepted a leadership role?
  • Is an experienced faculty leader wanting to hone your skills?

The Faculty LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program may be right for you. This certificate normally has a cost associated with it, however the Office for Faculty Excellence is paying this charge for up to 30 faculty members.

The Faculty LEAD Program, sponsored by NC State’s Learning and Organizational Development, Office for Faculty Excellence and Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is intended for faculty members who want to become better leaders. This year-long, cohort-based program is synchronous and offered primarily via Zoom (with the exception of the final session). Faculty participants will participate in five core sessions, complete OIED’s Inclusive Excellence Certificate and attend at least two one-hour facilitated conversations, leading to a Faculty LEAD certificate. This year’s core sessions are:

  • Sept. 30, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leading Teams
    The most common team challenges are: conflicting goals, role clarity, ineffective communication, and poor planning. For teamwork to be successful, everyone must have clear, shared goals; a sense of commitment; the ability to collaborate. Explore the developmental needs of teams and identify strategies for helping the team effectively move toward enhanced team performance, including effective meetings.
  • Oct. 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
    Leading With Emotional Intelligence provides an overview of the concepts of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Quotient (EQ). By harnessing the power of Emotional Intelligence, leaders can apply these attributes to motivate and engage their teams, strengthen cooperation and increase performance.
  • Nov. 18, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Improving Personal Effectiveness with Versatility
    Gain useful insights of social styles and communication patterns to engage others to achieve results and improve team dynamics. Build self-awareness of behavior and an understanding of the importance of improving workplace relationships to increase productivity.
  • Jan. 27, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Managing Difficult Conversations
    Learn how to prepare for a difficult situation, lead the conversation with an effective step-by-step guide, and apply this new skill to faculty-centric scenarios.
  • Feb. 24, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leadership Dialogue (HELD IN-PERSON)
    The program concludes with a panel of university leaders sharing lessons learned throughout their leadership journey. Gain valuable insights for how to take your leadership to the next level.

    Sessions are held via Zoom except where noted.

    More information about the Inclusive Excellence Certificate and facilitated conversations will be provided after acceptance to the program.

    To apply for one of the 30 spots, fill out the application form by 12:00 p.m., Sept. 20. Acceptance decisions will be sent by Sept. 22.