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Learning to Lead

New program develops employee excellence

Learning to Lead

UTA’s Leadership Academy is a broad development program that covers practical leadership topics, issues within higher education, and personal leadership development. Co-sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Division of Faculty Affairs, the program develops essential characteristics and skills needed for participants to be effective leaders in a higher education environment. It’s all part of UTA’s dedication to building a culture that values growth and excellence at all levels.

“The Leadership Academy helps create a pipeline for talented and motivated individuals to serve on committees or move into higher positions,” says Jean Hood, vice president for human resources. “When we develop our excellence, we better serve the University’s mission.”

Amy Osborn (’09 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies; ’12 MA, Higher Education Leadership), executive assistant to the vice president for research, took part in the Leadership Academy.

“Not only was I able to assess my capabilities as a leader, but I also learned from seasoned managers about their experiences and preparation,” she says. “It also provided us with additional tools that we can use to work alongside our colleagues and students to further push UTA toward excellence.”

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