FAU Leadership and Professional Development Program (LPDP)

Welcome to the FAU Leadership and Professional Development Program (LPDP) sponsored by the Office of the Provost!

The guiding question for LPDP is:

How can we best help FAU faculty, administrators, and staff meet their leadership, teaching, research, service, and other professional development needs?
We seek to provide easy access to professional development services that meet the unique needs of FAU faculty, leaders, and professional staff. To this end, please let us know about professional development opportunities that are appropriate for our audience so that we can share it with visitors to our website.

Diversity

  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) : FAU has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an institutional member. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students at more than 450 colleges and universities. This initiative came about as a result of collaborative work between the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs. 

  • Center for IDEAS Cultural Competence Training : The Center for IDEAS highlights the experiences of traditionally marginalized groups through intentional interactions aimed at fostering awareness and cultivating new perspectives by offering quality programs and educational opportunities to FAU.

 

Instruction 

  • eLearning certificates : Virtual courses presenting online teaching strategies offered through the FAU Center for Online and Continuing Education. Certificates and digital badges offered for successful completion.

  • Association of College and University Educators (ACE)  Florida Atlantic University is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer a Certificate in Effective College Instruction to selected faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The online course addresses a wide range of practical and evidence-based teaching practices shown to promote student success. It has been endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and has been recognized by Quality Matters.

  • Thrive : FAU Thrive aims to build a network of people and resources to support FAU students, faculty, and staff in living full, rich, healthy lives, and overcoming psychological struggles.

 

Research 

  • The Division of Research (DOR) : The DOR supports research, forging innovations and advancing science and technology in all disciplines. The DOR website delivers upcoming events and resources for faculty and students at FAU

 

Service

  • The Office of Community Engagement : The FAU Office of Community Engagement showcases upcoming webinars on learning engagement, connections to professional resources, and information on service-learning.

Leadership

Leadership Webinars

If you are interested in a webinar topic that is not available online, please contact Michael Turtz at  mturtz@fau.edu.

The Leadership and Professional Development Program is pleased to host a series of insightful, just-in-time videos on a range of leadership topics presented by Dr. Jeff Buller, former Director and Professor of Leadership and Professional Development at FAU.

External Leadership Development

Florida   SUS Institute for Academic Leadership   : The Institute for Academic Leadership, hosted by Florida State University, conducts workshops to enhance the planning, management, and leadership competencies of department chairpersons, deans, and academic administrators of the State University System of Florida.

Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership - a partnership between Arizona State and Georgetown Universities   The Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, is the premier training ground for those who aspire to senior leadership positions in higher education, and those who want to lead organizational change at colleges and universities in the future.

American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Leadership Development ProgramsAASCU is dedicated to the goal of building and enhancing leadership for public higher education, especially those who serve as leaders of state colleges and universities. AASCU’s primary focus is on developing support for the president or chancellor and their senior leadership team.

American Conference of Academic Deans: ACAD provides academic leaders who share a commitment to student learning and to the ideals of liberal education with networking and professional development opportunities to support them in their work as educational leaders.

American Council on Education (ACE):    ACE convenes, organizes, mobilizes, and leads advocacy efforts that shape effective public policy and help colleges and universities best serve their students, their communities, and the wider public good. ACE works to improve equity, expand access to colleges and universities, and diversify the higher education leadership pipeline.

ACE Fellows ProgramThe Fellows Program is a customized learning experience that enables participants to immerse themselves in the study and practice of leadership and experience the culture, policies and decision-making processes of another institution. The Program helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.

ACE Forums: ACE Forums are face-to-face convenings of experts on critical and emerging higher education issues. Designed to complement ACE’s Regional Summits and the resources available on ACE ENGAGE®, Forums highlight data, best practices, and innovative strategies in order to inform institutional decision-making and action.

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.

Executive Leadership Academy of the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education: The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds, who are currently serving in administrative positions in higher education, and who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

Harvard Institutes for Higher Education ProgramsThe Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) offers comprehensive leadership development programs designed for higher education administrators — from directors, department heads, and deans, to vice presidents, provosts, and presidents. Because the leadership issues you face depend on your position, we group you with peers who share similar experiences and perspectives.

HERS Institute - Higher Education Leadership Programs for WomenThe HERS Institute is a transformational, leadership development program for women in higher education, founded to fill leadership pipelines across the United States with dynamic women, each capable of ushering their respective institutions into a more inclusive and equitable future.

The Institute for Academic Leadership hosted by Florida State University   The Institute for Academic Leadership, hosted by Florida State University, conducts workshops to enhance the planning, management, and leadership competencies of department chairpersons, deans, and academic administrators of the State University System of Florida.

University of Illinois’ National Center for Professional & Research Ethics: The National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) creates and shares resources to support the development of better ethics and leadership practices in academic and other professional contexts.

FAU Leadership Development

Executive Education Professional Development Program  : Designed and taught by subject matter experts who have up-to-date and relevant knowledge, the Executive Education Programs prepare working professionals to hone their skills, better their performance at work, diversify their expertise, and further their careers.

Women’s Inspiration and Leadership League : The League works to empower female faculty, and staff by providing opportunities to interact across the university through professional and personal development programming.

Women’s Leadership Institute : The Annual Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) strives to raise awareness on issues women face in leadership and to provide opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

Executive Education Professional Development Program : Designed and taught by subject matter experts who have up-to-date and relevant knowledge, the Executive Education Programs prepare working professionals to hone their skills, better their performance at work, diversify their expertise, and further their careers.