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 Leadership Academy is open to UMass Amherst employees only; not for supervisors of only undergrad or graduate student employees. WLD has resources specific to supervising student workers.

Note: The program formats have been adjusted from our previous in-person program design to a virtual design to adapt to the current post COVID work environment.

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

Eligibility and Completion Requirements

The Leadership Academy programs are open to UMass Amherst employees only; not for supervisors of only undergrad or graduate student employees. WLD has resources specific to supervising student workers.

Note: The program formats below have been adjusted from our previous in-person program design to a virtual design to adapt to the current post COVID work environment.


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 and who currently supervise or will become a supervisor in the next 3 months. Class participant capacity: 26.

Completion Requirements to obtain a Certificate of Completion:

  • 4 virtual live sessions (2 ½ hours each)
  • 7 online Moodle courses (approximately 20-40 min. each)
  • 1 one-hour coaching session with a WLD coach
  • 2 hours of self-directed course assignments (includes: video lessons, readings, worksheets, self-reflection activities, final project)


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 and are currently in a supervisory or management role. Class participant capacity: 26.

Completion Requirements to obtain a Certificate of Completion:

  • 4 virtual live sessions (2 ½ hours each)
  • 6 online Moodle courses (approximately 20-40 min. each)
  • 1 one-hour group coaching session  
  • 2 hours of self-directed course assignments (includes: video lessons, readings, worksheets, self-reflection activities, final project)

  
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

NOTE: The program formats are being adjusted each semester to adapt to the current changes in our work environment. 

Foundations of Supervision

Foundations of Supervision

Session Dates and Times 

          Cohort 6 Dates          

Spring 2022

Cohort 7 Dates

  Summer 2022  

Day 1    9:00 to 11:30 AM      Jan 26, 2022    To Be Determined        
Day 2    9:00 to 11:30 AM      Jan 27, 2022        TBD
Day 3    9:00 to 11:30 AM      Feb 16, 2022        TBD
Day 4    9:00 to 11:30 AM       Mar 2, 2022        TBD

Essentials of Management

Essentials of Management

Session Times 

 

  Cohort 5 Dates    
     Spring 2022

   Cohort 6 Dates     
    Winter 2022

9am - 11:30 am         May 18       TBD
9am - 11:30 am         May 19       TBD
9am - 10:00 am         June 8       TBD
9am - 11:30 am         June 15       TBD
9am - 11:30 am         June 29       TBD

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 at any time but before 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  6      Cohort 7    
Application Opens  Sept 13, 2021   TBD
Application Deadline  Closed  TBD

Essentials of Management

 Essentials of Management  Cohort 5  Cohort 6
Application Opens  Sept 13, 2021  TBD
Application Deadline  April 27, 2022   TBD

Strategic Leadership
This program is in currently development. Consider the UMass Donahue's Leadership Excellence Program. ( This is fee based program.)

 

Submit your application

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

Essentials of Management Cohort 5 Spring 2022

Leadership Academy Reflections from Alumni