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A transformative experience

Harnessing the collaborative power of ASU’s faculty to develop lasting skills that deliver results for a New American University is our guarantee.

“The Leadership Academy opened my eyes to the challenges facing research universities, and to the ways in which ASU is reorienting itself to address those challenges. The training has already increased my effectiveness as a leader at ASU, and beyond."

Ariel Anbar, Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Cohort I

“The Leadership Academy was an enriching experience which enabled me to learn new tools and skills that can help me further my career. Especially helpful were the broader discussions on long-term strategies on topics from project management to the role of universities in society.”

Marco Janssen, Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Cohort I

“The Academy represents an excellent opportunity to build on the set of skills that I began to develop as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. Of equal importance are the relationships that I developed with other faculty members who participated in the Academy.”

Leah Gerber, Professor, School of Life Sciences, Cohort I

“The peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge was really helpful. I particularly enjoyed the chance to interact with colleagues I might never otherwise have met, and to learn of some of the incredible resources we have on campus to support our success as research faculty. Overall, this was a great opportunity to reflect on my practices and experiences in collaborative research, teaching and mentoring. I acquired some valuable skills in team management, and learned a lot from the experience and insights of colleagues in diverse fields and research domains across campus.”

Hallie Eakin, Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, Cohort I

“My experience with the Academy has been extraordinary because it has opened my mind to a completely new set of tools and a new way of thinking about organizations and problem solving. The results of my participation in the Academy have been phenomenal and have substantially improved my management skills.”

Osvaldo E. Sala, Julie A. Wrigley Chair and Foundation Professor, School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability, Cohort I

“The Leadership Academy helped me grow as a leader by giving me new ways of thinking about leadership, new skills and practices. Most importantly it gave me an opportunity to meet and interact with other leaders at ASU and become part of a community.”

Lori Hidinger, Managing Director, Consortium for Science Policy, Cohort I

“One of the true values of The Leadership Academy was getting to know many leaders around ASU. Additionally, the workshop sessions were of value to me in terms of how to effectively manage my time and work with large, inter-disciplinary groups.”

Bruce Rittman, Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Biotechnology - Biodesign Institute, Cohort I