2018 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

With the change to career tracks, we are piloting new staff eligibility criteria for 2017-18. Staff employees (P3-P5, S1-S2, M1-M4), with a minimum of six months of service, are eligible to participate. All Senate faculty are eligible; 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 2018. 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.

2018 Leadership Academy Program*

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

January 12 1:00-4:30 Introduction and Academic Horizons (joint session) Alumni Room, University Center
January 19 1:00-4:30 Diversity Session with Martin Berger and Linda Scholz (joint session) Alumni Room, University Center
January 25 & 26 8:15-4:30 Leadership Skill-Building, including 360° Assessment with Dan Schwab Horticulture II, Arboretum (Jan 25 & 26)
February 2 8:30-4:30 Collaborative Negotiation Skill-Building with James Tamm (joint session) Alumni Room & Sentinel Room, University Center
February 9 10:00-4:00 The Art of Adaptive Leadership with Sarah Latham Horticulture II, Arboretum
February 16 1:00-4:30 Conflict Resolution with Nancy Heischman Kerr Hall Room 212
February 21 2:00-5:00 Academic Senate Meeting Stevenson College Event Center
March 2 1:00-4:30 Leading at UCSC I

Kerr Hall Room 212

March 9 1:00-4:30 Leading at UCSC II

Kerr Hall Room 212

March 16 1:00-3:30 Graduation

Kerr Hall Room 307

Application Process

Application portals for Leadership Academy 2018 have been closed and applications will be reviewed.

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