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April 23, 2014
2014-15 Leadership Development Programs
Apply for 2014-15 UF Leadership Development programs by April 30
A call for applications for the 2014-15 Leadership Development programs sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development is now underway, with an application deadline of April 30. Apply today for the UF Academy—the university’s emerging leader program—or the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals program. Participants are selected via a competitive application process for both programs, which begin in the fall of 2014.
The UF Academy
The UF Academy was created for emerging leaders at UF. Designed for exempt employees up to and including the director level as well as interested faculty, the UF Academy prepares employees for higher-level responsibilities at the University of Florida.
To participate, an employee must be an exempt employee with at least two years of supervisory or decision-making responsibility, up to and including employees at the director level as well as interested faculty. However, the two-year supervisory requirement is waived for employees at the assistant director level or above as well as for interested faculty members. There is no fee to participate in the UF Academy.
Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals
Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals is designed for faculty and professionals in leadership positions at UF as a way to support their ongoing development. The program runs throughout the academic year with participants meeting six times, one to two days each time; please see the 2014-2015 schedule for details. The program includes 360-degree and other assessments, guest speakers, facilitated discussions, case studies, assigned readings and activities—including a group project. An important element of the program is access to key leaders at UF.
The program includes two tracks—one for academic leaders and the other for professionals (assistant directors and above). Approximately 20 faculty and professionals (10 per track) are selected each year via a competitive application process. This program also is appropriate for those making the “academic” to “administrator” transition. There is a fee for this program.
Please explore the Leadership Development section of the Office of Human Resource Services’ website to learn more about these programs, the UF Leadership/Management Competency Model and other UF Leadership Development initiatives.
Submitted by Angie Brown, Human Resource Services
Please join us for a great discussion of creative practices inside and outside the classroom, studio, laboratory, start-up and working contexts. The symposium will take place Friday, April 25, 2014 in MUB 101 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The morning will feature presentations from three nationally recognized leaders whose research focuses on creativity from a multiplicity of disciplines and perspectives. The panel will be followed by breakout sessions with the panelists and UF moderators.
Featured Panelists include:
Director, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Associate Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy
University of California, Los Angeles
Director, UCLA Art|Sci Center + Lab
To RSVP, click here.
For more information, please contact Leah Craig (352) 273-1489
Submitted by Lauren Walter, College of Fine Arts
UF Faculty and Staff: Become a Member of the Harn Museum of Art for Free!
The Harn Museum of Art is sharing the love as a thank you to UF Faculty and Staff for making the University of Florida preeminent. Free year-long memberships are available to the first 1,000 employees to sign up via Gator1 Central at www.gator1.ufl.edu.
Members will join us at the Spring Member pARTy on May 10 celebrating “Life is a Highway: Prints of Japan’s Tokaido Road” and enjoy discounts on Children’s Art Camps and in the Harn Store. Harn Members will also receive reciprocal memberships and admission discounts at designated museums nationwide as part of the College and University Museum Reciprocal Program (CUAM) [can link to this list http://www.harn.ufl.edu/membership/CUAMreciprocallist.pdf ] and North American Reciprocal Membership Program (NARM). [can link to this list http://www.harn.ufl.edu/membership/NARMmuseumlist.pdf] Login and sign up today!
Harn Museum of Art | 3259 Hull Road across from UF SW Rec Center
Submitted by Tami Wroath, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
UF special education researcher earns international honors for 2nd year in row
For the second straight year, University of Florida special education professor Mary Brownell has been chosen to receive a top honor from the Council for Exceptional Children, the world’s largest advocacy organization for students with special needs.
Brownell will receive the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award, to be presented by the CEC’s Division for Research at the council’s annual conference April 11 in Philadelphia. The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, recognizes special education researchers whose work yields more effective services or education for exceptional individuals.
More information on the Faculty Awards page.
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