Leadership U

Leadership University engages UA leaders to make a great institution even better.  The cohorts consist of individuals currently serving in leadership positions on campus.  The selection process favors individuals functioning at higher levels in the organization with substantive influence over mission-driven activities.

What is the best way for the University of Alabama to prepare for the future? We believe it comes from investing in leaders.

Leadership U prepares faculty and professional staff leaders to face the challenges and opportunities of today – and tomorrow.

Leadership U reflects the values of the Capstone Competencies, which are
• Adaptability/flexibility
• Collaboration/building relationships
• Ethics/Integrity
• Self Development
• Student/Customer Focused

In the spirit of these values, the Leadership U curriculum seeks to:

• Broaden participants' perspectives on how the vision and mission of the University is realized
• Enhance participants' capacity for collaboration and relationship building
• Strengthen practical skills essential to effective leadership
• Sensitize participants to the influence of culture in the academic setting
• Encourage participants to think critically about higher education and UA in a dynamic environment

Building the Learning Community 2015-2016 Schedule

Orientation January 15, 2015
Session 1--Mission and Vision
March 30-31, 2015
Session 2--People and Relationships
September 21-22, 2015
Session 3--Resources and Infrastructure
April 4-5, 2016
Session 4--Thriving in the Learning Community September 12-13, 2016
Graduation December 2016


Note: To gain the most from Leadership University, participants are expected to attend all sessions. Each of the 4 UA-specific sessions is designed as a unique blend of session themes, guest speakers and participant interactions, not easily made up. A submitted application is interpreted as a commitment to full participation in all courses. Session dates are provided so applicants can check for conflicts prior to applying.