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

Foundations of Supervision

Session Times 

Cohort 3

Session Dates

Cohort 4

Session Dates

Cohort 5

Session Dates

9am - 11:30 am Oct 7, 2020 TBD TBD
9am - 11:30 am Oct 8, 2020 TBD TBD
9am - 11:30 am Oct 14, 2020 TBD TBD
9am - 11:30 am Nov 10, 2020 TBD TBD

Essentials of Management

Session Times 

Cohort 3

Session Dates 

Cohort 4

Session Dates

Cohort 5

Session Dates 

9am - 11:30 am Jan 20, 2021       TBD          TBD         
9am - 11:30 am Jan 21, 2021   TBD TBD
9am - 10 am Feb 3, 2021 TBD TBD
9am - 11:30 am Feb 10, 2021 TBD      TBD     
9am - 11:30 am March 3, 2021 TBD 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  3 Cohort 4 Cohort 5
Application Opens Accepting applications now TBD TBD
Application Deadline September 23, 2020 TBD TBD

Essentials of Management

Essentials of Management  Cohort 3  Cohort 4 Cohort 5
Application Opens Accepting applications now  TBD TBD
Application Deadline December 4, 2020 TBD TBD

Strategic Leadership
In development.

 

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 Cohort 3 Fall 2020  Deadline: September 23. 2020

Essentials of Management Cohort 3 Spring 2021  Deadline: December 4, 2020

Leadership Academy News

Our Foundations of Supervision Cohort 1 class recently graduated. Learn more here.