Leadership Program

Chancellor’s Leadership Program


Chancellor Elrod is launching a new Chancellor’s Leadership Program to help employees across campus develop as leaders, build overall campus leadership capacity, and contribute solutions or improvements to campus programs, operations or impact. It will bring a selected cohort of faculty and staff together to learn about principles and practices of leadership, to create leader development plans for their own professional advancement, and to contribute their leadership to campus programs and initiatives. The program will be centered on the reading and discussion of a book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (Heifetz, Grashow, and Linsky, 2009). Participants will join together in reading and discussing this book and using what they learn to create a Leader Development Plan. This is the initial year of what the Chancellor hopes will be a continuing program. Applications are due November 30, 2020. Please note that applications require a letter from supervisors (see application below for more details).

Program Details

The program will begin in February 2021 and continue through December 2021, with a break over summer. Participants will be provided with a copy of the book, attend monthly virtual book discussions and complete a Leader Development Plan (LDP), due in November 2021. The LDP will ask participants to reflect on their learning and identify key components of their development as a leader going forward. The LDP can be used by employees on their own or in conjunction with professional development goals.

Faculty and staff participants who complete the program will be invited to submit an application to the Chancellor’s Leader Fellows program to put their leadership skills to work in addressing a campus issue or challenge in alignment with our new strategic plan. Applications for this program will be due in December 2021 and selected Fellows will serve in a subsequent term (either Spring or Summer 2022), depending on teaching or work schedules. Fellows will periodically meet together and with campus leaders as part of this program in addition to working on their project. Release time from teaching or work responsibilities and a small stipend will be awarded to selected Fellows. Fellows will also be invited to review future applications to the Chancellor’s Leadership and Fellows programs.

Resources & Expectations

The book will be provided at no charge to the participants. Participants are expected to commit to being present for all sessions, prepare for session readings and discussion questions, and submit a completed Leader Development Plan as part of their regular program of professional development activities. Session times will be set taking cohort availability into account.

Application Process

The Chancellor’s Leadership Program is open to tenured/tenure track faculty, lecturers, clinical lecturers or staff up to and including the level of director who have been employed in a full-time capacity at IU South Bend for at least 3 years. A cohort of up to 12 participants will be selected by the Chancellor’s Cabinet with an effort to balance diversity of gender, ethnicity, experience, faculty and staff ranks to create an inclusive and diverse group. Two individuals from same department will not be allowed to participate in the same year. In subsequent years, review of applications by past participants will provide feedback on applications in addition to Cabinet. Applications are due November 30, 2020. Please note that applications require a letter from supervisors (see application below for more details).

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