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Leadership Academy

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Description

The UMass Amherst Leadership Academy expands the effectiveness of supervisors, managers and leaders to strengthen their capacity to build a community of choice by aligning the University’s values and mission with a successful practice of managing people, building relationships and driving results.

UMass Amherst Values:

Excellence
Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
Openness
Integrity and Stewardship
Innovation
Impact

 

The Leadership Academy is comprised of 3 multi-modal learning programs that support current supervisors and managers at various levels providing information and skill development.
 

The 3 programs are open to UMASS Amherst employees only; not for supervisors of only undergrad or graduate student employees. If you are a non-UMASS employee and are interested in obtaining supervisor development training, please contact Workplace Learning & Development for additional information at 413-545-1787 or wld@admin.umass.edu

 

Completion Requirements and Eligibility

For each program, participants must attend all in-person sessions and complete all assignments to receive a certificate of completion.

Focus:  Strengthening foundational skills, core competencies and key behaviors needed to be an effective supervisor at the University.

Eligibility:  Individuals with less than 2 years of supervisory experience.

Completion Requirements:

Attend all in-person sessions (2 full days, 2 half days)
Complete 7 online Moodle courses
Participate in 1 coaching session
Deliver a brief presentation

Focus:  Exploring the complexity of supervision at the University, allowing supervisors to build upon their current skill level to become more effective in their roles.

Eligibility:  Individuals with 2 or more years of supervisory experience. 

Completion Requirements:

Attend all in-person sessions (1 full day, 2 half days)
Complete 6 online Moodle courses
Deliver a group presentation

 

Focus:  Understanding of leadership dynamics, and providing tools and methods to create clear forward thinking strategies.
 

Eligibility:  Emerging and experienced leaders.

Completion Requirements:

TBA

Schedule

Foundations of Supervision

Cohort 1

Session Dates

Cohort 2

Session Dates

Cohort 3

Session Dates

Session Times
Tue 10/1/19 Thu 2/13/20 Wed 5/13/20 9am - 4pm
Tue 10/8/19 Thu 2/20/20 Wed 5/20/20 9am - 4pm
Tue 11/5/19 Thu 3/19/20 Wed 6/17/20 8:30am - 10:30am
Tue 12/10/19 Thu 4/9/20 Wed 7/15/20 9am-Noon, 12-1:30pm (lunch)

Essentials of Management

Cohort 1

Session Dates

Cohort 2

Session Dates

Cohort 3

Session Dates

Session Times
Wed 11/6/19 Tue 3/10/20 Thur 6/4/20 9am-4pm
Wed 12/4/19 Tue 4/7/20 Thur 6/25/20 8:30am-10:30am
Wed 1/15/20 Tue 5/5/20 Thur 7/16/20 9am-Noon, 12-1:30pm (lunch)

Application Process and Deadlines

  • Discuss your interest in attending the program with your manager. Consider ways your participation in the program can improve your performance and engagement as well as for your team.
  • Submit your program specific application according to the cohort deadlines listed below.  
  • Monitor your email for further information to confirm your enrollment and next steps. 

Foundations of Supervision

Foundations of Supervision Cohort 1 - Fall 2019 Cohort 2 – Spring 2020 Cohort 3 – Summer 2020
Application Opens August 23, 2019 January 2, 2020 April 1, 2020
Application Deadline September 13, 2019 January 30, 2020 April 29, 2020

Essentials of Management

Essentials of Management  Cohort 1 – Fall 2019  Cohort 2 – Spring 2020 Cohort 3 – Summer 2020
Application Opens October 1, 2019 January 28, 2020 April 23, 2020
Application Deadline October 23, 2019 February 25, 2020 May 21, 2020 

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership Cohort 1 – Fall 2019  Cohort 2 – Spring 2020 Cohort 3 – Summer 2020
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Submit your application

Please select the program you are interested in and submit your application by the deadline date. Applications will be considered in order of date submitted. Class size is limited to 26 participants.

Foundations of Supervision Spring 2020  Deadline date: January 30, 2020

Foundations of Supervision Summer 2020  Deadline date: April 29, 2020

Essentials of Management Fall 2019  Deadline date: October 23, 2019

Essentials of Management Spring 2020  Deadline date: February 25, 2020

Essentials of Management Summer 2020  Deadline date: May 21, 2020