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Office of Human Resources

Training & Organizational Development

Advance Leadership Development Program


The Advance Leadership Development Program is a training certificate program designed to foster growth and development of administrative and academic leaders and emerging leaders at Florida State University. The Program is designed to complement on-going campus efforts to improve succession planning and expand the pipeline of diverse and talented leaders who will continue to move the University toward its vision of achieving a University climate of inquiry, engagement, collegiality, diversity, and achievement. The cohort-based Program supports the development of leadership competencies at the individual (one's own), team (interpersonal), and organizational (system and cultural) levels.


  • 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' current role
  • Increase leader commitment to a strategic and innovative culture


The skills and competencies of the curriculum further support the development of high performing leaders and emerging leaders to enable them to collaborate, communicate, innovate and lead effectively. It is comprised of relevant and practical topics related to leadership in higher education using an integrated learning methodology based around self-analysis, interactive activities, peer knowledge-sharing, practical workplace application and reflection delivered through professional development classroom sessions.

Program Eligibility

The selection process is designed to create a qualified, diverse, and inclusive participant group which enhances collaborative learning and reflects the scope of the University's mission/workforce. A cohort group of 25 employees will be selected to participate through a competitive application process.

Each participant must be a permanent employee who is in a mid-level manager/senior-level professional staff position or faculty classification.

Criteria for consideration should include employees who:

  • Have demonstrated interest in self-development as a leader;
  • Have the support of their supervisor;
  • Able and committed to participate in all required workshops for the 2017-2018 Program*. Note: Due to the structure of the program and curriculum, make-up sessions are not available and participants cannot continue in the program the following year.

*2017-2018 Workshop Dates

If selected, participants are expected to attend and participate in all scheduled workshops.

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017; 8:30 am - 12 pm
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Friday, December 1, 2017; 9 am - 12 pm
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017; 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018; 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018; 9 am - 12 pm
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018; 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018; 9 am - 11 am
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Program Finale


Application Dates: July 1 - August 15, 2017

Applications are currently closed. All applicants for the 2017-2018 Program will be notified of status by September 8, 2017.

Congratulations to Members of the 2016-2017 Advance Leadership Development Program Class!

2015-2016 Advance Leadership Development Program Participants

Questions? Contact the Office of Training & Organizational Development at or 850-644-8724.