Leadership Development Programs

Leadership for a Diverse Campus

**Due to hazardous road conditions and inclement weather, the 2/18/15 workshop is canceled. 

This leadership development program is intended for all tenured associate or full professors who are interested in exploring an administrative career path in the increasingly diverse world of higher education.  The program is an outgrowth of the ADVANCE Leadership Workshop, a NSF-funded project that ran between 2009-2011, and established a track record of preparing faculty for department head and other administrative positions.  Leadership for a Diverse Campus is an ongoing program that will be offered each year.

Spring 2015 Workshop Information
Spring 2014 Workshop Information
Spring 2013 Workshop Information

For a list of previous participants in the Leadership Development workshop, please click here.  Information on the ADVANCE program is available here.  If you would like more information, please contact workshop facilitators Betsy Brown (Betsy_Brown@ncsu.edu) or Laura Severin (Laura_Severin@ncsu.edu).


Climate Workshop for Academic Department Heads

This program is an outgrowth of the ADVANCE Leadership Workshop, a NSF-funded project that ran between 2009-2011, and its goal was to promote the advancement and success of all faculty, with a focus on women and minority faculty.  More details about the ADVANCE program can be found here.

These workshops focus on enhancing the workplace climate in departments.  The program will consist of a series of four workshops plus a survey of faculty and staff in the head’s department.  The workshops address the experiences and successes of past participants, provide readings and discussions on the benefits and challenges of promoting an inclusive climate within a diverse work environment, administer and provide confidential results of the survey, and provide strategies for moving forward.

Facilitators for the program are Margo Daub, Professor and Chair of Plant Biology;  Marcia Gumpertz, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Diversity; Betsy Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; and Rebecca Brent, Consultant and President of Education Designs, Inc.  For a list of previous participants in the ADVANCE Department Head Climate Workshops, click here.

Climate Workshop Participants 2009_10 through 2013_14

2012-2013 Workshop Information
2013-2014 Workshop Information


American Council of Education Fellows Program

ACE Fellows Faculty Program enables participants to immerse themselves in the culture, policies, and decision-making processes of another institution.  Since 1965, hundreds of vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, and other emerging leaders have participated in the Program.  Potential ACE Fellows at NC State are required to submit an application packet and have a Dean’s letter of approval.

For information on how to apply and program deadlines, please click here.  A list of previous NC State ACE Fellows can be found here.



BRIDGES is an intensive professional development program for women in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen their academic leadership capabilities. It is designed to help women identify, understand, and move into leadership roles in the academy. An advisory board guides the program’s activities.