The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It oﬀers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.
The sessions focus on 28 Executive Leadership Skills that are essential to serving as successful higher education administrators, with topics on shifts in higher education and higher education leadership, changing funding sources and expectations, new requisite multicultural competencies, risk management, governing board relations, fundraising, and many more. This Academy will prepare current and future leaders to appreciate the multicultural and global dynamics of higher education by promoting key critical thinking skills, leadership, and strategic planning for higher education officials.
Since ELA was founded in 2011, 272 fellows have graduated from the program. The fellows of ELA derive from diverse institutions: public and private universities, businesses, non-proﬁts, and other types of institutions. In addition, nearly 10% of our graduated Fellows came from international backgrounds, hailing from countries such as Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, and many more. The results are exceedingly positive: many ELA graduates have advanced to positions such as deans, provosts, chancellors, and presidents, applauding ELA as a program on the cutting edge of critical issues facing higher education.
Enrollment opens January 1.
July 1 online.