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Curriculum Overview

ELATE Competencies and Goals

Conservations on Leadership

The purpose of the ELATE Fellowship is to build a community of exceptional women academic leaders who have broad organizational perspectives and deep personal capacity to address emerging issues in their schools and universities, and the society they serve. These leadership skills and relationships are essential to achieve ELATE's overall mission to advance and sustain academic women leaders. The curriculum of this program is designed to address four fundamental competencies:

Strategic Finance and Resource Management

Fellows will use strategic approaches to financial and resource management that enhance the missions of their organizations.  

Personal and Professional Leadership Effectiveness

Fellows will adapt their leadership behaviors to effectively address strategic, operational, and relational challenges. 

Organizational Dynamics

Fellows will lead and manage change initiatives within complex and dynamic academic organizations. 

Communities of Leadership Practice

Fellows will develop and participate in a variety of communities of practice that support academic organizational leadership. 
 
View a more detailed overview (pdf) of ELATE's competencies and goals.


To address these competencies, ELATE utilizes an Action Learning Curriculum that moves lessons of leadership from the classroom to on-the-job application at each Fellow’s home institution.

  • Learning Communities of six Fellows facilitate network building, foster team building skills, peer consultation, and listening.
  • Interviews with executive leaders at the Fellow’s institution support understanding of financial and change strategy, higher education institutional structure and function, and challenges of leadership career development.
  • Institutional Action Projects on topics of interest to the fellows and their deans open doors for institutional contribution and visibility as a leader and enhance skills of project development and strategy execution.
  • Leadership development plans use reflective analysis and 360° feedback from peers, staff, and supervisors to increase personal and professional effectiveness. 
  • Conversations on Leadership provide an opportunity for fellows to engage in candid, moderated discussions with nationally recognized men and women from academic engineering and technology on topics important to emerging leaders.
  • Leaders Forum joins together deans and Fellows for a two-day exploration of the Fellows’ Institutional Action Projects as the capstone to the fellowship program.

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