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Faculty – Leadership

The Emerging Leader: The UF Academy 

Designed by Human Resource Services, this 9-month program is for emerging leaders who are interested in learning more about the structure, governance, and culture at the University of Florida. Navigating our complex and ever-changing environment is crucial to leadership influence. UF Academy provides a unique, behind-the-scenes, view of our institution by immersing participants in the university culture and interviewing members of the President’s Cabinet about leadership development strategies and approaches.

UF Academy is designed for exempt faculty and TEAMS professionals.  TEAMS professionals must have a minimum of two years of supervisory or decision-making responsibilities at UF unless they are at assistant director or above.  All interested faculty may apply.

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Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

Designed in cooperation with UF’s Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, and Human Resource Services, this leadership program is for UF academic and professional leaders who wish to further explore and develop their leadership skills.

Offering two tracks—one for academic leaders and the other for professional staff—the program is based on leadership competencies specifically identified as being important for success at UF. (Our Competency Model was developed based on interviews and focus groups with successful UF leaders.) Program participants attend certain activities within their tracks; at other times, the tracks come together to explore leadership development issues. Participants are selected via a competitive application process.

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UF Leadership Network

The University of Florida Leadership Network (UFLN) is a forum for faculty and professional leaders who have completed UF’s leadership development programs. The network supports its members’ continued exploration of leadership issues while providing opportunities for networking and collaboration.

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Managing at UF

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge is designed to provide University of Florida leaders with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager in our diverse university environment.

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Managers Cohort

Each fall and spring, managers have a unique opportunity to complete the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” certificate with a cohort of peers. Participating in the cohort can provide managers with a forum in which to discuss issues related to leadership and management with like-minded leaders on campus.

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Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders & Scholars

UF’s College of Journalism and Communications and UF Training & Organizational Development are pleased to offer a unique professional development program for faculty and staff ready to take their communication and leadership skills to the next level. Designed for UF employees working to advance positive change in academic or professional areas of interest.


Academy of Strategic Creativity

UF’s College of the Arts, College of Journalism and Communications, and Training & Organizational Development are pleased to offer a unique professional development program for faculty and staff ready to take their creativity and problem solving skills to the next level. By combining the talents of various UF creativity experts across a wide range of disciplines, this program supports faculty and staff who want to unlock their creative potential, generate fresh thinking and implement new and powerful ideas for the Gator Good.