The Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) is a year-long leadership program made up of tenured faculty participants. The ALP was established in 2004 and has trained more than 160 faculty members to date. Its members attend a two-day opening retreat, participate in monthly leadership programming, build ongoing networking opportunities, and connect with a mentor from upper administration. Many past ALP members go on to senior leadership positions at the University. The ALP is governed by a committee of past program participants.
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Department Head Academy
The Department Head Academy (DHA) provides professional development events for academic department heads throughout the year. This program gives departmental leaders an opportunity to build their academic leadership and management skills as well as to learn more about the current issues affecting higher education and NMSU. DHA workshops and events also provide academic department heads with tools and networking opportunities that may assist them in dealing with some of the challenges they face in their positions as academic department heads. The DHA is governed by a committee of academic department heads.
Based on the award-winning program and the bestselling book of the same title, Crucial Conversations is a workshop that introduces participants to practical skills for fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics–at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants will begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. These workshops guide participants through the steps to mastering crucial conversations to achieve alignment, agreement, and execution. Participants will learn about high-leverage tools for securing breakthrough results personally and professionally.
Strengths offerings at the Teaching Academy help individuals and teams discover and unlock the potential of what they naturally do best. Based on the #1 Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, these sessions help participants learn how to develop their greatest talents and turn them into strengths in the workplace.
Strengths For Academic Department Heads
This short course is designed to help academic department heads learn about their top talents and how to turn them into strengths in their unique work. Participants are given the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book with an access code to take the StrengthsFinder talent assessment. Next, a one-hour individual coaching session is scheduled for each participant to learn more about their top five talents. Finally, participants attend a four-part short course at the Teaching Academy to learn how they may begin using their talents as strengths in their roles as leaders.
Strengths For Academic Departments
This offering is for academic departments interested in maximizing the potential of individual team members, deepen employee engagement, and increase team productivity. Departments are asked to purchase the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book with access codes so that individual team members can take the StrengthsFinder talent assessment. Next, a one-hour individual coaching session is scheduled for each team member to learn more about their top five talents. Finally, a 90-minute workshop is provided in the department so team members can learn about their team talents and how to use them as strengths in their respective roles.
Follow-up workshops may also be provided to teams who wish to continue to work on building their Strengths.