Summer Leadership Institute

Summer Leadership Institute: On hiatus in 2020
The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) offers aspiring or established faculty leaders a four-day retreat to augment their leadership skills. Because of social distancing measures, SLI is on hiatus for summer 2020. We will offer leadership workshops during the 2020-2021 academic year. 
locationJune 2-5, 2020 (Tuesday- Friday), 8:30- 4:00 p.m. (on hiatus in 2020)
Location: Fanning Institute, 1240 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA, 30605

Learning Objectives of Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)
The SLI takes an individualized learning and reflection approach within the context of a cohort focused on leadership development. There are four major areas of concentration:
 Self-Awareness: Review professional strengths. Identify individual mission and purpose. Plan how to leverage strengths and purpose for greater productivity and positive communication.
2. Self-Management: Create goals and strategies to achieve your mission and purpose. Draft leadership development plan. Develop strategies for increased focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion.
3. Managing Others: Develop range of positive communication skills. Practice Reflective Structured Dialog (RSD) to build capacity to lead groups to thrive and achieve. Choose and apply strategies for enhanced cultural competence. 
4Leading Change: Identify and practice positive academic leadership skills. Build strategies for leading through challenges and organizational change. Increase effective communication by choosing and practicing approaches to difficult conversations.


All faculty who currently serve in a leadership role at any organizational scale from a small research team to an entire academic unit are invited to apply. Faculty who aspire to leadership roles are also welcome to apply. Staff may apply but acceptance is contingent on availability and payment of the individual’s program expenses.

Application & Nomination:

All materials must be submitted by candidate by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Applicants will self-nominate for SLI 2021 in spring of that year. Return for details!

1. A personal statement of interest (1-2 pages) that includes:

a. Name, title, email address
b. College, school, or unit.
c. Current leadership experience and skills.
d. Leadership skills and knowledge that you seek.
e. Expectations for how your leadership skills and knowledge will contribute to your success and that of your unit

2. Your confirmation via a check box within application form that you have reviewed your schedule and can affirm that you will attend the full hours and entire four days.

3. A 1-page letter of support from your supervisor regarding your leadership potential and commitment to professional learning, growth, and development.

*Selection of Participants: Participants will be notified the first week of May.