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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

From the Chief Diversity Officer

Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Call for Nominations: AASCU Award-Winning Emerging College Leaders Program

The Professional Development Center is now accepting nominations for its 11th cohort of Buffalo State staff and faculty members for the Emerging College Leaders (ECL) program. Since 2005, Buffalo State has offered the ECL program, which is intentionally designed to enhance the leadership capacities of staff and faculty members at all levels of the institution. Buffalo State recently received the Leadership Development and Diversity Award for its ECL program from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Any staff or faculty member can be nominated or self-nominate to participate in this program by completing the online nomination form. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, December 14. Those interested in participating in the ECL program must receive approval from their supervisor or department chair. Ten to 12 of the nominees will be selected to participate in the ECL program by their respective vice president or dean. 

The ECL program’s six competency development workshops will be distributed across the spring 2018 semester. This year, each workshop will conclude with different meetings between the ECL cohort, the president, cabinet members, and other campus leaders to provide the ECL cohort with an in-depth understanding of the college’s structure, challenges, unique characteristics, and priorities. The cohort will meet on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 22, March 1, March 15, April 5, April 19, and May 3. The scope of the program will include assessments, feedback, a group project to address an institutional challenge, and two 90-minute cohort meetings during the fall 2019 semester to support participants’ continued leadership development. As a result of the ECL program, faculty and staff members will

  • increase their self-awareness and mindfulness as leaders;
  • maximize current leadership skills and reflect on skills in need of development;
  • explore and understand the complexities of leadership in higher education;
  • enhance skills in problem solving, interpersonal communication, delivering feedback, and conflict management;
  • create a personal leadership development plan; and
  • design systems to support future leadership, personal, and professional goals.

For more information about the ECL program, please visit the Professional Development Center’s website. Please contact Jonathan Hulbert, director of leadership and organizational development, or Rebecca Catalano, professional development assistant, with questions.

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