Center for Leadership Excellence

Encouraging and supporting leadership development throughout the University System

Accelerated Leadership Academy

Accelerated Leadership Academy The 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.