The Innovation in Higher Education Panel took place on February 15, as part of the 2017 Accelerated Leadership Academy (ALA). Innovation is the central theme of the ALA, and the participating University System Georgia institutional presidents used the panel opportunity to share their views on innovation and the role it plays in the future of the University System of Georgia (USG).
The ALA participants enjoyed the chance to personally network with President Becker of Georgia State University, President Marrero of the University of West Georgia and President Bud Peterson of the Georgia Institute of Technology. As part of the moderated panel, each president shared the importance of having a great team and culture within their respective organizations. The presidents also discussed some critical lessons they learned along the way.
Chancellor Steve Wrigley kicked off the event with welcome remarks, and participants had the chance to interact with members of the Executive Leadership team from the University System Office.
The ALA program provides a structured executive-level leadership development and certification that extends beyond the initial Executive Leadership Institute experiences. The ALA prepares ELI Alumni Scholars to excel in executive roles and aligns their long-term professional goals with organizational opportunities. Additionally, the ALA rigorously identifies and prepares a select pool of executive talent in advance of vacancies in critical positions within the USG. The ALA program takes place from January through November.Posted by Dee Douglas on March 02, 2017