Leadership Development

Unlocking Leadership at the University of Florida

Discover the avenues to develop your leadership skills and potential. True leaders at the University of Florida carve their own paths and continually enhance their growth through questioning and learning from their experiences.

Explore our diverse range of programs tailored to your career stage and personal/professional goals:

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Leadership Programs

Managing at UF

This program includes a menu of courses, each designed to provide current and aspiring supervisors with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager at the University of Florida.

Managers Cohort

Current supervisors are invited to discuss and explore key leadership skills in this cohort-style experience. With completion of the program, participants are awarded the Managing@UF certificate.

UF Academy

Designed specifically for faculty and professional staff on our campus, the UF Academy provides a forum for leaders to explore the complexities of the diverse university ecosystem as well as foundations for successful leadership.

Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals

In this intensive leadership experience, academic and professional leaders engage in rigorous self-examination as they explore what it means to be a highly effective leader in higher education.

New Chair Leadership Program

New department chairs and school/institute directors are invited to participate in a robust orientation to key leadership skills and administrative responsibilities.

UF Leadership Network

Upon completion of either the UF Academy or ALAP, participants continue their leadership journey alongside colleagues through networking events designed to explore current issues and further develop skills.

Strategic Communications Academy

Join hundreds of your fellow university leaders and scholars and develop next-level communication skills to build communities, communicate persuasively, and drive positive change.

Science Communications Short Course

A communications course to help you gain skills and understanding to communicate your research beyond the lab, overcome complexity and uncertainty and improve understanding and establish influence in your field.

Leadership Services