Sept. 10, 2009

Nominations sought for leadership academy

Nominations are due Oct. 9 for faculty and staff who will make up the second class of Iowa State's Emerging Leaders Academy.

The leadership development program, created by executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman, debuted last year. It's intended to enhance the leadership skills of faculty and professional and scientific staff, particularly those in administrative roles or considering them.

In a series of workshops held throughout the year, class members will explore such topics as decision-making styles, organizational and leadership theories, and balancing family and work.

"We have a talented group of faculty, staff and administrators to teach this year's academy," Hoffman said. "The current cohort has consistently given the program very high marks."

Approximately 20 to 25 class members will be selected by nomination. Nominees' names should be submitted via the nomination web site. The class will be named in early December and academy workshops start in January 2010.