2017 Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy Purpose

To build a diverse pool of academic & staff employees with the knowledge and skills to be successful in leadership roles at UCSC.

Eligible Participants

Staff employees (Senior Analyst PSS K – MSP V or equivalent), with a minimum of six months of service, and Senate faculty are eligible to participate. Continuing lecturers may apply and will be accepted into the Academy if space permits.


The Leadership Academy will meet over a three-month period, from January through March 2017. Each session will highlight specific issues and challenges faced by UCSC leaders. Through presentation, discussion and experiential learning, participants will broaden their understanding of how UCSC operates and hone their leadership skills and abilities. The Academy provides a unique opportunity for cross-campus networking, and for dialogue with the Executive Vice Chancellor, and other campus leaders. Three of this year's sessions will be held jointly with the Graduate Student Leadership Program. There is no fee to participate.

2017 Leadership Academy Program*

*Please note: session times and titles are subject to change. 

January 13 1:00-4:30 Introduction and Academic Horizons (joint session) Alumni Room, University Center
January 19 & 20 8:15-4:30 Leadership Skill-Building, including 360° Assessment with Dan Schwab Horticulture II, Arboretum (Jan 19); La Feliz Room, Seymour Center (Jan 20)
February 3 8:30-4:30 Collaborative Negotiation Skill-Building with James Tamm (joint session) Alumni Room, University Center
February 10 10:00-4:00 The Art of Adaptive Leadership with Sarah Latham  Horticulture II, Arboretum
February 17 1:00-4:30 Conflict Resolution with Nancy Heischman Kerr Hall room 212
February 24 1:00-4:30 Leading at UCSC I Kerr Hall room 212
March 3 1:00-4:30 Interactive Diversity Workshop (joint session) Alumni Room, University Center
March 8 2:00-5:00 Academic Senate Meeting

Stevenson College Event Center

March 17 1:00-4:30 Leading at UCSC II

Kerr Hall room 212

March 24 1:00-3:30 Graduation

Kerr Hall room 307

Application Process

  1. Submit a completed online application by Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
    Faculty online application     Staff online application

  2. For staff, supervisor approval is required for participation. Upon receipt of an application, an email will be sent to supervisors for approval. Alternatively, a letter of recommendation from the supervisor may be attached to the online application.

  3. Applicants must commit to attending all sessions, and to full participation in the 360° assessment process.

Contact: Herbie Lee, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, at 831-459-1349 or vpaa@ucsc.edu.