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FAS Dean’s Leadership Fellows

The FAS Dean’s Leadership Fellows program is a focused, small group coaching program for faculty interested in pursuing or currently holding leadership roles. Leadership Fellows will meet regularly in small groups with a leadership coach to further develop their leadership goals and will participate in FAS Leadership Series events. Participants will be selected through a nomination process.

Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2022.

Up to 10 FAS Faculty members will be selected to be part of this focused leadership development program. The coaching groups will provide training and support for those currently in leadership roles and for those who may take on leadership roles in the future.  

Coaching groups will meet once or twice monthly from February – June 2022. They will be led by academic leadership coach Rena Seltzer. Meetings will be 1.5 hours long. Participants may be asked to read articles or complete short exercises or assessments prior to each group session. Topics covered in the group will be tailored to participant interest and may include the following: 

  •     Developing a departmental (or unit level) vision and goals in alignment with the university’s vision and strategic plan
  •     Strategic planning and strategic management
  •     Effectively supervising staff
  •     Motivating and mentoring faculty members
  •     Managing conflict and difficult personalities
  •     Managing your time – balancing leadership and scholarship

Upon completion of the FAS Dean’s Leadership Fellows program, participating faculty may request a semester of one-on-one coaching support through the Coaching for Success program. 

Participants will be selected through a nomination process. To submit a nomination, please complete the form below by January 31, 2022.

We encourage you to nominate colleagues. Self-nominations are also very welcome. Nominees may be faculty who are currently in leadership roles (i.e.: chairs of committees, programs, or departments; program directors; directors of graduate or undergraduate studies, etc.) or faculty who may pursue leadership roles in the future. 


We welcome nominations of:

  • any ladder faculty member with a primary or fully joint appointment in an FAS department or program, or 

  • any instructional (non-ladder) faculty member with a primary or fully joint full-time multi-year non-visiting appointment in an FAS department or program or the MacMillan Center.

Nomination Form