Faculty LEAD

An Overview of the 2021-22 Faculty LEAD ProgramAre you a faculty member who

  • Is interested in moving into a leadership role?
  • Has recently accepted a leadership role?
  • Is an experienced faculty leader wanting to hone your skills?

The Faculty LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program may be right for you. This certificate normally has a cost associated with it, however the Office for Faculty Excellence is paying this charge for up to 30 faculty members.

The Faculty LEAD Program, sponsored by NC State’s Learning and Organizational Development and Office for Faculty Excellence is intended for faculty members who want to become better leaders. This year-long, cohort-based program is synchronous and offered via Zoom. Faculty participants will participate in six synchronous meetings that will result in a Faculty LEAD certificate:

  • Sept. 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
    Provides an overview of the concepts of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Quotient (EQ). By harnessing the power of Emotional Intelligence, leaders can apply these attributes to motivate and engage their teams, strengthen cooperation and increase performance.
  • Oct. 15, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leading Teams
    The most common team challenges are: conflicting goals, role clarity, ineffective communication, and poor planning. For teamwork to be successful, everyone must have clear, shared goals; a sense of commitment; the ability to collaborate. Explore the developmental needs of teams and identify strategies for helping the team effectively move toward enhanced team performance, including effective meetings.
  • Nov. 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Improving Personal Effectiveness with Versatility
    Gain useful insights of social styles and communication patterns to engage others to achieve results and improve team dynamics. Build self-awareness of behavior and an understanding of the importance of improving workplace relationships to increase productivity.
  • Feb. 18, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Managing Difficult Conversations
    Learn how to prepare for a difficult situation, lead the conversation with an effective step-by-step guide, and apply this new skill to faculty-centric scenarios.
  • March 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Financials for Faculty
    Discover the nuts and bolts of financials through discussions with university administrators to review budgets, multiple types of funding, research project financials, travel, accounts payable, procurement and other relevant financial information specifically for faculty.
  • April 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leadership Dialogue
    The program concludes with a panel of university leaders sharing lessons learned throughout their leadership journey. Gain valuable insights for how to take your leadership to the next level.

To apply for one of the 30 spots, fill out the application form by 5:00 p.m., Sept. 3. Acceptance decisions will be sent on Sept. 9.