Center for Leadership Excellence

Encouraging and supporting leadership development throughout the University System

Alumni Development

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Opportunities for ELI graduates to grow are abundant. Scholars are surveyed to assess interests and identify specific needs based on the competency model. The goals are simple: 1) provide continual networking opportunities; 2) allow for continued professional growth and development.

Our alumni scholars now total 238 members from four Executive Leadership Institute classes concluding in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

In September 2013, twenty-one ELI Scholars continued their professional development through the USG Accelerated Leadership Academy (ALA). The purpose of the Accelerated Leadership Academy is to build a leadership culture by providing the next level of formal development for high-potential leaders in the University System. This concentrated development effort is focused on a small number of leaders to prepare them for more demanding responsibilities. The ALA program provides learning forums customized for leadership in higher education, executive coaching, career planning, and projects.

ALA program participants had the opportunity to learn from instructors in four of the University System’s premier executive programs: the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. In March 2014, four ALA Scholar project teams presented Strategic Innovation Prototypes to the Chancellor and other USO leaders. The project presentation was the final learning component of the eight-month blended learning program.