Leadership Development Programs

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.

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.

For information about current and past Climate Workshops for Department Heads, please visit the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity’s website for the program.


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.