University Leadership Program
Northern Arizona University is inviting faculty and staff to participate in a leadership development program that brings together partners from all over campus to help prepare the next generation of higher education leaders.
Participants explore leadership skills, discuss challenges facing the university and higher education across the nation and gain an understanding of how the Arizona university system functions. Other topics will include strategic planning and budgeting and how both serve to advance the overall mission of NAU. The program is aimed at identifying, informing and investing in future university leaders while breaking down barriers.
The program kicks off in September and all sessions will be held one Friday each month through May. Participants must commit time for preparation in addition to their commitment to attending each session.
The application period for the University Leadership Program 2021-2022 has closed. We will be opening the application for next year’s cohort in the Spring of 2022.
There may be changes to the program during the year based on the impact of COVID. We acknowledge both the importance of leadership development during these unique times, the responsibility to model good stewardship of our limited resources, and the need to keep everyone safe. We will only be accepting 20 participants for this cohort and will be adhering to all CDC guidelines for physical distancing and may include a combination of safe face to face activities and/or hybrid/virtual content delivery and participation. We ask that all accepted participants remain flexible as the CDC guidelines are updated and the options we have at NAU change over time.
– Maribeth Watwood, Dean of the Graduate College
– Jessica Melton, Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Campus Operations