A.L.L. Graduates, Class of 2013
Congratulations to the graduates of Valencia’s first Academy for Learning Leadership (A.L.L.)! The graduation, held on June 21 at the West Campus Collaborative Design Center, followed ten months of leadership development through face-to-face sessions that were supplemented with Valencia EDGE workshops. The academy was attended by new employee leaders (and those who are aspiring to academic leadership positions) from all campuses. The program began last year in September.
Academy members had the opportunity to immerse themselves into Valencia’s leadership culture by learning about topics vital to Valencia’s success. Sessions focused on areas such as, assessment and enrollment planning, strategic planning and how to navigate crucial conversations.
Performances at the 2013 graduation included singing, drama and thoughtful presentations about the gainful leadership knowledge acquired throughout the experience.
A.L.L. was designed after recent re-organizations resulted in approximately half of the college’s learning leadership being new to Valencia or to a leadership role. The outcomes and focus for A.L.L. are based on a review by an academic leadership development expert, a survey of conversations with current leaders, our five supervisor competencies and academic research.
The Academy strives to keep up the pace with the College’s growth by expanding our leadership team in all departments. A collaborative process among the campus presidents and vice presidents selects participants.
Next year’s academy is scheduled to begin on September 19, and will be launched with a new name – PIVOT 360. More information on the PIVOT leadership programs will be available in the coming weeks.