Robert H. Smith School of Business’s UMD Smith Leadership Academy
University staff now have the opportunity to take part in the pilot UMD Smith School of Business Leadership Academy, a cutting edge leadership development program created specifically for UMD staff by Smith School Human Resources and the Smith School Office of Executive Programs. The Academy, sponsored by University Human Resources, Division of Administration and Finance, is an innovative program for UMD staff that develops leadership potential through a combination of coursework and experiential learning. It is open to rising and mid-level leaders nominated by any senior staff member. Students will take courses, facilitated by Smith School faculty, in a variety of areas including: strategic thinking, financial acumen, negotiations, customer service excellence, project management, and leadership.
- Runs from Sept-Dec 2014. Approximately 2 days a month with additional preparation time.
- We plan to offer the Academy each fall semester.
- In addition to the institutional support, a fee per participant is $500 will be charged to the participant’s department for the academy, materials, and a graduation luncheon.
Who Should Participate in the Academy?
Our emerging leaders. They are the future of the university’s accomplishments. Titles, experience, contributions, and engagement are all components to consideration when nominating this new cohort. Rising and mid-level leaders, who aspire to grow professionally and develop their leadership skills are the likely candidates for the academy. The program is appropriate for both managers as well as individual contributors working on projects that have an impact across departments.
Last updated: July 15, 2014