FSU faculty and staff complete Advance Leadership Development Program

Congratulations to Florida State University faculty and staff who recently completed the 2016-2017 FSU Advance Leadership Development Program (ALDP). In its second year, this cohort-based program is a training certificate program sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, designed to foster the growth and development of administrative, academic and emerging leaders at Florida State University.

Participants were selected via a competitive application process. From October 2016 through March 2017, group members spent classroom time learning from university experts, engaging in interactive activities, networking and discussing leadership within the context of higher education.

The program was developed in 2015 as a collaboration between the Human Resources Office of Training and Organizational Development; Kathy Guthrie, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies; and Laura Osteen, director for the Center for Leadership and Social Change.

The evolving curriculum supports the development of leadership competencies at the individual, team, and organizational levels.  Last year, 25 FSU faculty and staff successfully completed the pilot program and were awarded Certificates of Completion.

Opportunities such as this to further develop the effectiveness of FSU leaders can have a far-reaching influence on fostering FSU’s culture of service, problem solving and teamwork as espoused in the university’s recently approved Strategic Plan.

“FSU is committed to investing in the people who make up our institution and supporting employees who demonstrate an innovative mindset in their work,” said Renisha Gibbs, assistant vice president for Human Resources and Finance & Administration chief of staff. “The Advance Leadership Development Program does just that, building on the existing strengths of high-performing employees and expanding their skillsets. I’m very proud of our graduating cohort and excited to see how they and future classes put their talents to work across campus.”

The goals of the program are to:

  • strengthen our diverse culture by building networks to increase collaboration
  • expand participants’ leadership knowledge and skills for today’s changing higher education environment
  • increase knowledge and impact in leading teams
  • enhance effectiveness in participants’ own current role
  • increase commitment to a strategic and innovative culture

Facilitators for the 2016-2017 program were Kyle Clark, vice president for Finance and Administration; Kathleen Daly, associate vice president, University Relations; Kathy Guthrie, associate professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Lynn Hogan, director, FSU Critical Thinking Initiatives, Office of the Provost; Tamara Bertrand Jones, associate professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Steven Mills, associate director, Center for Leadership and Social Change; Laura Osteen, director, Center for Leadership and Social Change.

Members of the 2016-2017 cohort class:

  • Louise Bradshaw, Alumni Affairs
  • Cassandra Brown, UBA/College of Social Work
  • Somnath Chatterjee, Office of Financial Aid
  • James Cole, Florida Center for Reading Research
  • Steven Conner, Office of VP for Finance and Administration
  • Connie Donohoe, College of Medicine
  • Melissa Forges Career Center
  • Jennifer Garye, Office of VP for Research
  • Kevin Graham, FSU Real Estate Foundation
  • Tanya Hayes-Perry, College of Social Sciences & Public Policy
  • Elaine Howard, School of Info. College of Communication & Information
  • Jennifer Kessinger, College of Law
  • Kathryn King, Athletics
  • Lauren Kume, Career Center
  • Marissa Langston, Deans Office, College of Business
  • Catherine Miller, College of Law
  • Wendy Plant, College of Business, Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
  • Jennifer Price, Ringling Museum of Art
  • Todd Rakes, Academic Center for Excellence/UG Studies
  • Ian Robbins, Procurement Services
  • Angela Rowe, Sponsored Research Administration
  • Galiya Tabulda, Institutional Research
  • David Thayer, Facilities
  • Carlos Urrutia, College of Nursing
  • John Welch, Northwest Regional Data Center

 Members of the 2015-2016 cohort class:

  • Farrukh Alvi, Mechanical Engineering
  • Maclain Benton, University Housing
  • Tom Block, FSU Foundation
  • Sherrell Cork, Business Services
  • Jeanne Curtin, FSU Foundation/College of Law
  • Christopher DeLisle, University Health Services
  • Brent Edington, Office of Commercialization
  • Chris Edrington, Center for Advanced Power Systems
  • Judd Enfinger, Controller’s Office
  • Rose-May Frazier, Undergraduate Studies
  • Karen Gibson, Procurement Services
  • Patricia Golay, Undergraduate Studies
  • Beth Hodges, Office of Research
  • Megan Hollis, Career Center
  • Rodney Johnson, University Communications
  • Yvonne Langdon-Maduekwe, University Counseling Center
  • Katie Perkins, Budget Office
  • Abby Queale, Office of General Counsel, Research
  • Julie Ritter, Office of Human Resources
  • Heather Scarboro, Career Center
  • Sue Shapiro, University Counseling Center
  • Daniel Sheets, University Housing
  • Heather Stitely, Center for Leadership and Social Change
  • Arianna Vargas, Center for Leadership and Social Change
  • Mark Vaughn, University Communications

Additional information about the FSU Advance Leadership Development Program can be found at hr.fsu.edu/train. The application period for the 2017-2018 cycle will be announced during the summer.