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Center for Leadership Excellence

Frequently Asked Questions

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I have a scheduling conflict with one of the published session dates. What should I do?

If after reviewing the institute schedule, you determine you cannot attend one or more activities, you should consider applying at a later date when full attendance is possible.

What browser should I use?

We support all modern browsers. We recommend that you use Internet Explorer 7 or 8, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome for best results.

What is the best format to attach my documents?

Either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word 2007. For best results, send all documents in the same format.

What documents should I attach to my application?

Your resume summary and two letters of recommendation only.

How do I send in my documents?

At the end of your completed application you will find a section called ‘File Upload’ to attach your documents.

What if my documents are too big to send?

Your documents should not be too large. If you have more than 2 separate documents we recommend that you zip the documents into one compressed file.

Nothing happens when I select ‘Submit.’ What should I do?

Please be patient as your documents may take time to upload. Please do not hit the submit button more than once or your information may be lost. If the application still does not submit, call (404) 962-3244 or email

I have submitted the application but received an error message. What do I do next?

Call (404) 962-3244 or email

Why am I asked to submit a three-page summary rather than my actual resume or vitae?

To provide consistency of all submitted application packages.

How can I submit my entire resume or vitae?

Please do not send entire resume or vitae. If the review committee at your institution requires more information, you will be contacted directly.

Who do I contact with questions about the application process?

Call (404) 962-3244 or email

My title is director. Am I eligible to apply?

In the cases where the applicant is a director, a job description and organizational chart are required. The applicant must have responsibilities equivalent to an executive director as follows:

  • Provides leadership and support for accreditation activities.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of department(s) for which responsibility is delegated to further attainment of goals and objectives.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine department(s) progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Confers with chief administrative officer and other administrative personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.
  • May serve as member of management committees or special studies.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of one or more directors, managers and committees, in a large complex division of the organization.
  • Studies and analyzes departmental needs of directors for basis of program development.
  • Participates in formulating and administering campus policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.
  • Directs selection and training of staff and volunteer workers.
  • Assigns work and evaluates performance of directors and managers; recommends indicated actions.
  • Interprets departmental program and services to individuals or groups in community.
  • Assists directors through individual and group conferences in analysis of specific programs, understanding of program development, and increasing use of individual skills.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of department(s) for which responsibility is delegated to further attainment of goals and objectives.

When is the deadline to submit my application?

September 12, 2014-DEADLINE EXTENDED!

When and how will I be notified if I’ve been accepted to the ELI program?

All applicants will be notified of their application status by email no later than October 10, 2014

Will travel be required?

Yes, all sessions will be held in Atlanta.

Is there a fee to participate?

The Board of Regents underwrites all program expenses, EXCEPT lodging and travel. ELI participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We suggest you submit your travel expenses to your institution for travel reimbursement.