Emerging Leaders Academy
The Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA), sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, is a university-wide program established to enhance leadership development for our tenured faculty and P&S staff. The Emerging Leaders Academy aims to enhance the leadership abilities of employees currently serving in leadership roles, or those who aspire to such positions in the future. Emphasis is placed on development of depth of leadership skills as well as to the diversification of the potential pool of leadership candidates.
The Emerging Leaders Academy is offered annually. Throughout the academic year in which the program is offered, the ELA cohort participates in monthly leadership sessions led by on-campus and outside experts. The program sessions focus on leadership research, theory and practice, and ISU's past, present and future strengths and challenges. The program culminates in a semester-long mentoring experience for each participant with a current Iowa State leader.
The members of each ELA cohort are selected by nomination. The nomination process for each cohort begins the previous spring semester. To be considered for nomination, faculty members must be tenured, and P&S staff must be at level P35 or above.
The thirty ISU faculty and P&S staff members of the 2012 ELA cohort. celebrated their graduation from the program in December and were recognized for their efforts by Provost Jonathan Wickert (pictured below).
The nomination process for the 2013-2014 Emerging Leaders Academy cohort will be announced in spring 2013. The next cohort session is expected to begin in August 2013.