LEAD Academy (Leadership Exploration and Development):
The goal of leadership development at Daytona State College is to develop a college workforce comprised of people with the skills and knowledge to function effectively as leaders and positively impact the college and its students. The purpose of the LEAD Academy (Leadership Exploration and Development) is to develop employee competence in effective leadership through a program that emphasizes practical application of skills and knowledge and maximizes the participant’s ability to support the mission of Daytona State College.
The LEAD Academy is grounded in current literature and best practices. Program content is focused on how Daytona State College functions, how it fits into a larger system, and how decisions are made at the college. The LEAD curriculum is organized into six learning modules:
- Organizational Strategy
- Resource Management
- Decision Making
Program schedule and structure
The LEAD Academy will meet one half-day a month from September through May. Meeting locations will vary to give participants an opportunity to visit and tour each campus. Each session agenda will include time for reports and presentations by the participants, speakers or panels of experts who present on the learning topic(s) being addressed that day, interactive exercises or group projects, and discussions. In addition to the 10 scheduled sessions, participants will select and participate in six college immersion activities during the year (e.g., attend a college training or Lunch N Learn presentation, attend a board meeting, volunteer to work at an event sponsored by another department, or make a presentation on a leadership topic). Assigned readings will reinforce competencies and support discussions.
Completion requirements and recognition
To receive recognition for program completion, each participant must
- Attend at least 8 of the 10 sessions
- Complete at least 6 college immersion assignments and 5 Strengths Snapshots outlined in an Individual Development Plan
- Participate in at least one group project to be presented to the cohort
- Develop a final project or presentation for the final session
Program completion will merit a LEAD Academy certificate at a graduation ceremony in May.
Participant selection process
The LEAD Academy will accept up to 40 participants for the 2018-19 round.
To be eligible for the program, employees must
- Have been at the college for at least two years as a full-time employee
- Submit a LEAD Academy Application by the due date
- Attach a resume
- Obtain their supervisor’s signed authorization to participate
Applications are due to John Brady by July 31, 2018. Application materials can be scanned and emailed to john.brady@DaytonaState.edu or sent via inter-office mail to Daytona campus, building 100, room 212.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Click here for the LEAD Academy Application and Authorization (to be completed by the employee and signed by the supervisor).
Please direct any questions to John Brady at 386.506.3837.