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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 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 delivered through professional development classroom sessions. Workshops are facilitated by knowledge experts, internal and external to the University. Three workshops are core to the curriculum. The additional workshop topics are selected from various focus areas such as leadership theories, discipline specific or current topics. The non-core workshops may vary by Program year.

Program Eligibility

A cohort group of 25 employees representing each University Division will be selected to participate through an applicaton process.

Each participant must be a permanent employee who is in a mid-level or higher administrative and professional role or a faculty classification.

Criteria for consideration should include employees who:

  • Demonstrate potential for future leadership responsibility;
  • 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 2016-2017 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.

*2016-2017 Workshop Dates

If selected, participants must attend and participate in all workshops as indicated on the schedule:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 9am – 11am

Thursday, November 17, 2016. 9am – 11am

Thursday, December 15, 2016. 9am – 11am

Thursday, January 12, 2017. 9am – 12pm

Thursday, February 9, 2017. 9am – 12pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 10am – 12am

Thursday, March 9, 2017. 11:30am – 1pm

Program Finale - TBD


Applications for the 2016-2017 Program are closed.

Congratulations to Members of the 2015-2016 Advance Leadership Development Program Class!

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