Center for Leadership Excellence

Encouraging and supporting leadership development throughout the University System

Accelerated Leadership Academy

Accelerated Leadership AcademyThe purpose of the USG Accelerated Leadership Academy (ALA) is to build a leadership culture by providing the next level of structured and continuous executive-level leadership development and certification that extend the initial Executive Leadership Institute experiences. An acceleration pool is a concentrated development effort focused on a small number of leaders to prepare them as quickly as possible for more demanding responsibilities.

The ALA helps alumni scholars match their long-term professional goals with organizational opportunities. Furthermore, the ALA rigorously identifies and prepares a select pool of executive talent in advance of vacancies in critical positions.

Target audience: Alumni of the Executive Leadership Institute

Commitment: September 2013-April 2014 (8 months)

Program Components:

The ALA offers rigorous assessment methods and a variety of developmentally rich experiences consistent with best practices for executive development as delineated below:

Assessments: 360-Degree, leadership potential, and derailer inventories.

Development and career path planning: Identify strengths and developmental areas. Align development with career interests.

Executive Coaching: Confidential advisement on improving leadership effectiveness.

Mentoring: Match with an executive leader who currently works in the Accelerated Scholar’s desired career path.

Learning forums: Innovation, change leadership, team growth and challenge.

Action learning: Focus on driving change; work in cross-­‐institutional teams.

Peer mentoring: Reflective learning, support, and feedback from peer Accelerated Scholars.

Networking: Conversations with the Chancellor, Presidential Roundtable, Executive & Vice-­‐Chancellor Convening.