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Snow Leadership Academy

Snow Leadership Academy

The Snow College Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Office of the President and is fittingly inspired by the extraordinary leadership that led to the founding of our institution. The program was developed to build institutional leadership capacity among faculty and staff at Snow College and assist with fulfilling our mission and strategic plan by providing support of faculty and staff in achieving their professional and personal goals.

The academy focuses on three primary areas:

  1. personal leadership development,
  2. leadership of groups and teams, and
  3. institutional knowledge, culture, and context

Over the course of nine months, participants complete a program of self-examination and study that includes seminars on:

  • understanding decision making
  • developing personal leadership qualities
  • strengthening the service- and team-oriented culture of the college
  • setting goals and developing visions
  • establishing strategic plans and aligning resources
  • understanding legal and ethical issues
  • sustaining personnel, diversity, and inclusion
  • motivating others and creating opportunities for recognition
  • having difficult conversations

Outcomes for Academy Participants

Academy participants discover approaches to leadership from the college president, senior college administrators, faculty, and staff who will be among the presenters.

Emphasis for the Academy is on personal growth as participants will recognize and develop individual leadership value and potential. Skills learned are applicable across multiple disciplines and careers for the lifetime leadership of the individual. Participants learn to recognize the need for leadership and the importance of their personal contributions to the institution. Through the academy, participants gain information and knowledge that benefit the college as a whole and them personally. Participants also learn about how they can help build leadership skills and experience in others.

Expectations for Snow Leadership Academy

Participants are expected to do the following:

  • Attend all sessions
  • Complete assigned readings
  • Attend at least one Snow College leadership meeting. Options include Faculty Senate, Deans Council, President's Cabinet, Staff Association, Snow College Board of Trustees, or Utah System of Higher Education Board Meeting
  • Identify and present an opportunity where the leadership concepts learned could be applied and learned in your current role

How to Participate in the Leadership Academy

Each year, up to 15 employees are selected to participate in the program. All full-time faculty and staff as well as adjunct faculty and permanent part-time staff from every level of the institution are encouraged to apply for the program.

All training material is provided, and those who successfully participate in and finish the program are given a certificate of completion. This is an important part of Snow College’s professional development program, and hours spent in the program are part of the employees’ regular workload. The Human Resource Office will work with supervisors as needed to ensure selected participants can fulfill the expectations.

If you have questions, please contact Marci Larsen ( ude.wons@nesral.icram) in the President’s Office or Brent Baxter (ude.wons@retxab.tnerb) in the Human Resource Office.

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