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The Advanced Leadership Academy 2020

The Advanced Leadership Academy

The COBI Advanced Leadership Academy Mission: To expand and further develop our best COBI and UTOLEDO graduate students’ leadership thinking, talents, and acumen. Selection into The Advanced Leadership Academy is competitive and selections are made by each College’s Graduate Program based on the graduate student’s academic performance, campus and community engagement track record, and leadership potential.

The Academy Format: Six dynamic and interactive leadership development sessions will be conducted over four weeks during Spring Semester 2020 with a mixture of formal instruction, networking, exercises, self-assessments, and high-profile guest speakers. One of the sessions will include a two hour global community service project with the organization Feed My Starting Children. A seventh session will be conducted at the Toledo Museum of Art as a celebration dining etiquette dinner for ALA participants. Students attending all sessions will receive The ALA Certificate of Advanced Leadership Development and The Advance Leadership Academy Medallion.

Key Cross-Functional 21st Century Leadership Development Competencies:

  • Core Discipline Know-How: Possessing the appropriate and requisite skills and talents in one's discipline or chosen field of endeavor.
  • Ethical Character and Decision-Making: Possessing a highly developed, principled, and moral “core value system” that impacts the way you think and behave.
  • Creating Purpose, Vision, and Direction: The ability to visualize and articulate a future state of desired outcomes and translate that into specific actions necessary for success.
  • Planning and Organizing: Possessing the discipline and thought processes necessary to properly prepare for future activity and develop the appropriate organizational skills and processes to increase the likelihood of effectiveness, efficiency, and success.
  • Focus Management: Having the ability to effectively couple your time resources with your most important activities to create meaningful focus on a daily basis.
  • Emotional Intelligence and Relationship Management: Having a real and strong understanding of your strengths and weaknesses in interacting with others and building and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Communication Talent and Practices: Knowing how and when to communicate with people in a fashion so as to understand and be understood.
  • Teaming and Team-Building: Knowing how to effectively work in teams and foster teamwork and cooperation among the people you work with.
  • Career Development and Continuous Personal Improvement: Practicing ongoing learning and targeted professional development activities to maintain and improve one’s personal and professional skill set.

The Academy Learning Goal: To provide our very best UT graduate students a competitive edge in the marketplace by equipping them with “game-changing” leadership skills, networks, and an enhanced worldview! Our leadership Academy is all about helping OUR students increase their CAREER SUCCESS and ability to improve the human condition of crossed all disciplines!

Last Updated: 12/16/19