Center for Leadership Excellence

Encouraging and supporting leadership development throughout the University System

Application Instructions


The application for the Accelerated Leadership Academy (ALA) is only open to alumni of the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) who completed the program in 2015 or earlier.

Instructions to apply for the ALA are as follows. Please be sure to read all instructions prior to completing the application.

Step 1: Prepare the following information needed for your application:

  • Your resume or vitae.
  • Two names for letters of recommendation: Please List the names and email addresses of your references in the fields provided inside the application. ALA representatives will send the link so that your references can submit your recommendation. Your letters of recommendation should come from individuals that can provide insight into your leadership abilities.

Step 2: Complete the all portions of the USG Accelerated Leadership Academy application.

Please ensure you complete all requested information; incomplete applications will not be considered. The application includes a self-assessment of four critical leadership competencies. You will be prompted to describe how you have demonstrated the competencies of Strategy, Engagement, Collaboration, and Execution. Please review the USG Leadership Competency Model to familiarize yourself with the competency definitions.

You can begin the application and save it, but we suggest collecting your thoughts in MS Word and then copying into the form just in case. The save your progress prompt is at the top of the application. A unique link will be emailed to you that will allow you to return where you left off. Once your application is submitted you will receive a confirmation message. The deadline for submitting an application is October 17, 2016.

Step 3: Application packages will be submitted to USG Institution Presidents for review.

Step 4: USG presidents will submit their ALA nominees to the USG Office of Human Resources Organizational Development.

Applicants nominated for the ALA must complete diagnostics that assess leadership, learning agility and readiness. Assessment links will be emailed to nominees only. Please complete all of the program assessments in a timely manner. Failure to complete the assessments by the due date will disqualify nominees from the ALA.

Step 5: The BOR Selection Committee will review nominees.

PLEASE NOTE: The complete application package (application, resume/CV, letters of recommendation, and assessment results) will be reviewed by the Board of Regents Selection Committee.

A nomination to the Accelerated Leadership Academy by your Institution President DOES NOT guarantee acceptance into the ALA program.

Step 6: Nominees will receive notification.

Nominees will receive a notification from the USG Office of Human Resources Organizational Development on the status of their candidacy by early December, 2016.

For questions about the application process please contact:

Call (404) 962-3244 or email