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2017 ULEAD Program Kicks Off

August 9, 2017 | In Training

Twenty leaders from UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University, and UNC General Administration recently began their University Leadership Education and Development (ULEAD) program journey with an orientation session held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, the newest ULEAD cohort hit the ground running. This group will be working and learning together over the next several months as they participate in classes such as “Leading High Performing Teams” and “Strategic Innovation in Higher Education.” Their experiences in the program will take them beyond the classroom as they get to see, first hand, how the Boards of Trustees operate at UNC-Chapel Hill and NCCU. In teams, they will also be tackling significant projects with topics that are, as OHR’s Director of Organization and Professional Development Mark Haapala described, “ripped from the headlines.”

The Office of Human Resources Organization and Professional Development team at UNC-Chapel Hill has designed this comprehensive program that addresses knowledge and skills needed to lead effectively in an academic environment that is experiencing dramatic changes. ULEAD includes classroom presentations, assessments, peer coaching, and team projects that address university issues.

Participants must have demonstrated high-performing, high-potential leadership in a managerial role or in a University-wide enterprise. Each year, applications are received in March, and participants are confirmed in April. They complete the program prerequisites over the summer and engage in the core program during the fall semester, culminating in team project presentations in November and a graduation ceremony to be held on Nov. 30.

If you are interested in becoming a ULEAD participant in the 2018 program, click here for more information.