A leader is not necessarily a person who holds some formal position of leadership or who is perceived as a leader by others. Rather, a leader is one who is able to affect positive change for the betterment of others, the community, and society. All people, in other words, are potential leaders. – Higher Education Research Institute
The UO Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for administrative and academic leaders at the UO.
The academy affirms the university's commitment to diversity and equity, and intends to support the development of administrators and faculty who can participate effectively in a global society. In addition, the program is designed to expand the pipeline of diverse and talented administrative and academic leaders at the UO.
The program operates under the belief that the integration of diverse backgrounds, identity characteristics, beliefs, and experiences is valuable to enhancing group effectiveness and learning.
A diverse group of 25 participants, made up of mid- and senior-level change makers, will be selected to participate in each year’s cohort through a competitive application process.
The application period for the 2018-19 cohort is now closed and applicants will be notified of their status by April 13. Applications for the 2019-20 cohort will open in winter 2019.
Questions about the UO Leadership Academy may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.