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Faculty & Administrators Leadership Academy 2014

On behalf of Chancellor DuBois, the Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce that the 2014 Faculty and Administrators Leadership Academy will be held September 22-25, 2014, at Berry Hill Conference Center in South Boston, VA. The 2014 academy focuses on the leadership development needs of current supervisors who aspire to senior leadership positions within the VCCS, and who are committed to advancing the VCCS mission through effective leadership and supervision.

The 2014 Academy Features:

  • Direct mentorship from experienced and respected senior leaders within the VCCS
  • Experientially-based learning seminars focusing on solving problems and leveraging opportunities relevant to Virginia’s community colleges
  • Skill development through behavioral assessments, panels, facilitated discussions, and case analysis
  • Outstanding academy instructors and course facilitators
  • Harvard Business Review course pre-reads for in-depth discussion during the academy in a flipped classroom format
  • New sessions on Transformational Leadership, Building Inclusive Environments, Critical Thinking and Decision Making, and Change Management

Quick Facts:

  • Limited to one faculty member or administrator per Virginia community college campus (per campus, not per college)
  • The academy is by invitation only, and presidential nomination only
  • The VCCS Office of Professional Development will support the full tuition for one attendee per campus, but colleges are responsible for supporting participants’ travel costs
  • Participants should come prepared to participate fully in the entire academy


  • August 22, 2014: Deadline for the President’s confirmed nominee(s) (one per VCCS campus) to register for the Academy online
  • September 15, 2014: Deadline for course participant to make hotel reservation (by phone)
  • September 22-25, 2014: Faculty and Administrators Leadership Academy (Registration opens at 3pm)