Nominations & Applications
The program is open to all full time staff (classified and unclassified) and faculty from Arkansas Tech University on both the Russellville and Ozark campuses who have demonstrated leadership in either a formal or informal capacity. Consideration of nominees will be based on the breadth and/or depth of prior and current leadership experiences, as well as a clear articulation of why this program would be valuable to the nominee and how the nominee will contribute to the cohort and the university as a whole.
Tech employees are invited to nominate themselves or another person for participation in the Leadership Tech program. Nominees will be invited to submit a simple application that will be reviewed by the Program Development Team. Final selection by the project team will be based on representation of organizational areas and quality of application.
Nominations have closed. Please check back in Spring 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Leadership Tech?
Leadership Tech is a comprehensive professional development opportunity that promotes individual and collective leadership through a cohort model. It is an action based learning and self-discovery process that utilizes a variety of leadership frameworks, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and personal assessment.
Leadership Tech program focuses on developing five levels of leadership capacity:
- Individual (personal / self)
- Networked Communities
- System and Sub-System
What are the commitment requirements for participation in Leadership Tech?
The program requires significant commitment over a two-year period. Year one members meet monthly to focus on horizontal and vertical leadership development, networking, and systems thinking to enhance leadership competencies supporting a culture of change. Participants will engage in leadership development opportunities in which they experience a multitude of learning contexts within the university setting. During year two, cohort members will define, design and complete a specific university project requiring problem solving, innovation, and other activities that promote the mission and strategic plan of the university, a department, or a specific program.
In addition to the program sessions, it is estimated that participants will devote six to eight hours per month completing readings and participating developmental or experiential activities.
What are the program requirements of Leadership Tech?
- Attendance – full attendance at all full-day monthly sessions and group meetings (View the schedule for Cohort #5)
- Assignments - complete all pre-session and post-session readings and assignments
- Continuous Leadership Development – complete two leadership development activities external to the program
- Individual Leadership Development Plan – due as a final outcome
- Institutional Innovation Project (Year 2) - as part of a smaller leadership teams formed from the cohort, define, develop, and implement a project that advances the mission of the institution
- Attend four (4) half-day sessions for the purpose of completing proposals, providing updates on progress and producing final presentations of team projects; these sessions will also provide activities focused on continued leadership development (View the schedule for Cohort #4)
- Provide a final presentation upon completion of the group project
Participants may be dismissed from the program for failure to comply with these requirements. Specific requirements are subject to change.