The Fifth Cohort of the USG Executive Leadership Institute Set to Begin
Posted September 3, 2014
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia recognizes that developing leaders is critical to the future success of the System. The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is the flagship System-wide program developed in 2009 to prepare high-potential leaders for advancement in the University System of Georgia. The ELI strengthens core leadership skills in four critical competency areas: strategy, engagement, collaboration, and execution. The ELI targets leaders in department chair, executive director, and higher management level positions and requires an investment of approximately 120 hours of the leader’s time over an eight-month period. Major institute components include group learning sessions, job shadowing, peer mentoring, and action learning.
With the completion of the 2013-2014 ELI, the total number of alumni in the System increased to 238.
Although participation in the ELI does not involve nor does it imply promotion or a change in position, more than ten percent of ELI Alumni have earned promotions or have been selected to assume a broader array of roles and job responsibilities. Dr. Tina Woodard, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Development stated, “This year the ELI will continue to focus on providing effective and engaging learning experiences that enhance the leadership skills of one of our most valuable resources – our people.” The USG Strategic Agenda includes a focus on accountability, efficiency, and innovation. The ELI supports growth and development of leaders to sustain the USG as a leading system of higher education institutions.
Applications to the ELI are being accepted now through September 12, 2014.