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:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
Integrity and Stewardship
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
|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)|
|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)|
- 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||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||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||Cohort 1 – Fall 2019||Cohort 2 – Spring 2020||Cohort 3 – Summer 2020|
|In development||In development||In development|
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