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Georgia College Leadership Institute - Applications due July 31

The Georgia College Leadership Institute (GCLI) – an intensive, seven-month leadership growth and development program for Georgia College staff and administrative faculty – is now soliciting applications for our next cohort of scholars.  Next year’s program will begin in September 2018.

Participant Eligibility Criteria:

  • Employment at GC for a minimum of three years (upon program start date).
  • Positive performance evaluations for past three consecutive years.
  • Demonstrated potential for future leadership growth at Georgia College.
  • Minimum bachelor's degree and any other qualifications typically required for “next level” position.
  • Current management level/job title equivalent to Supervisor, Manager, Director, Chair or above.
  • Submission of resume or vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting the application (one personal and one professional).
  • Personal statement (no more than one page) sharing why the participant wishes to take part in the Georgia College Leadership Institute, including how his/her participation will benefit both him/her and Georgia College, and including how this program supports his/her career goals. 
  • Supervisor's approval and pledge of full support for participation in the program.

To apply personally, please email a statement indicating that you meet each of the eligibility requirements above – to kyle.cullars@gcsu.edu.  Be sure to attach the required application documents indicated above as well. All application materials are due in a single email message with attachments no later than 5pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

More information about the Georgia College Leadership Institute available here

Purpose:

The Georgia College Leadership Institute strengthens Georgia College by identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining top talent for the university.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Participants will have a firm understanding of leadership and a roadmap for their continued leadership development.  They will have greater confidence and will be more comfortable and more successful in filling leadership roles.
  • Participants will know themselves better and will be better equipped to influence others positively through their strengths while minimizing the negative impact of their weaknesses.
  • Participants will understand and be committed to the larger GC vision and mission.  Their perspectives will be broadened beyond a departmental view, which will be evident in their decision-making and in how they collaborate with people from other departments.
  • Participants will know they are valued by Georgia College, and both morale and productivity at GC can be expected to increase over time.
  • Georgia College’s reputation will be strengthened as it becomes known for its commitment to developing its people.

Components of the Program:

  •     Kickoff Dinner with President and Executive Panelists
  •     In-Class Teaching, with Interactive Group Exercises and Activities
  •     Personal Assessment(s)
    • Personality Test/Inventory/Profile (DiSC)
    • Leader Level Assessment
  •     20 Hours of Shadowing/Mentoring (within Georgia College, or elsewhere if justified and departmental budget allows for travel; list of available mentors will be provided)
  •     Application Project and Presentation
  •     Graduation Luncheon with President
  •     Growth of Job/Increased Responsibilities
  •     Commitment of participants to work with future cohorts and to work with GC's student leadership programs
  •     Annual Alumni Event/Activity to “close the loop” and report on progress of participants

Topics:

  • Participants' Pre-Program Goals (As feasible, program will be tailored to meet these)
  • Leadership
    • Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?
    • The Laws of Leadership; What Great Leaders Do
    • Leadership at Georgia College
  • Off-Site Leadership Event - TBD (Past years have included “Live2Lead” with John Maxwell, Dan Cathy, Liz Wiseman, Simon Sinek, Warrick Dunn, Dave Ramsey, Don Yaeger, and Cheryl Bachelder in Duluth, GA)   
  • Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Highly Effective Teams
  • Leader Levels and the Development Journey
  • Mission/Vision/Values
  • Growing Others - Including the importance of connection, relationships and legacy
  • Application Project and Presentation of “Personal Takeaway’s”
  • Participants' Post-Program Goals - How have they changed?  Where is growth evident?
  • Program Schedule/Logistics:
  • One cohort per academic year (10-15 participants)
  • Staff and administrative faculty
  • Seven or eight full-day sessions, including an off-site leadership event
  • Meet on Tuesdays, once per month (break for holidays and to accommodate the academic calendar)

Tentative Schedule (for 2018-2019):

  • Sep 10, 2018, 6pm – Kickoff Dinner with President and Executive Panelists
  • Sept 11
  • Oct 11, 12 – Off-Site Event (travel to ATL Oct 11 pm; return to GC by 6pm on 12th)
  • Nov 6
  • Dec 11
  • Jan 15, 2019
  • Feb 12
  • Mar 5 – Presentation of Application Projects to Executive Cabinet
  • Apr 9 – Graduation Luncheon

No overnight travel required, except one night for off-site leadership event.

Will meet away from central campus, to limit distractions from "normal work" (West Campus Center/Lake Laurel/Other Locations).

Lunch and morning/afternoon snacks provided.

Kyle Cullars
Assistant Vice President - Auxiliary Services and Organizational Development
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