Academic Leadership Development Program

On behalf of the Offices of Academic Affairs and of Human Resources, we are pleased to announce a new Academic Leadership Development Program created through a partnership between Academic Affairs, Human Resources, and the Center for the Development of Leadership Skills.

Faculty, department chairpersons, and administrative staff (grade 7 and above) are invited to apply to this new program in spring 2013.  The goals of this program for participants are the following:

  • Enhance their knowledge of leadership strategies, skills, and practices
  • Self-identify leadership potential for possible formal and informal leadership roles
  • Enhance leadership skills to better position themselves in the higher education landscape

The program will include a series of workshops as well as a university leader shadowing experience.  Workshops will address career mapping, leadership tools, communication skills and peer-coaching, as well as institutional knowledge.  Concurrent with the workshops, participants will shadow a senior leader to observe and explore how units are led and managed.

Applicants should apply by November 15, 2012 to be considered for this program.  A selection process will identify participants for the 2013 cohort.  Preference will be given to applicants with six or more years of employment at Rider and selection to this initial cohort will be made by workshop leaders who will look to create a cohort with broad representation across disciplines and units and with diverse backgrounds and records of service.  The program will be led by a team consisting of Dean Patricia Mosto from the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences, Mr. Robert Stoto, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Assistant Provost Kathy Browne from the Teaching and Learning Center. They will be joined by Mark Kasrel Executive-in-Residence, Harper Professor and Director of Corporate Outreach for EXCEED from the College of Business Administration.  It is anticipated that this program will run every two to three years.

View detailed information about the program and application guidelines.  If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact one of the program leaders.

DonnaJean A. Fredeen, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Stoto, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer