Professor Cathryn Carson will be one of 20 UC Berkeley faculty members to take part in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Academy in Spring 2019.
According to the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost:
"The Faculty Leadership Academy development program is intended for tenured faculty who are interested in developing skills and knowledge for leadership on the Berkeley campus. Participants will be Associate Professors or Professors not yet advanced beyond the Step-VI threshold (at the time of application). Program goals for participants include:
- Enhancing leadership abilities and understanding, particularly in the realms of self-awareness, communication, and analytical insight into complex situations and systems;
- Deepening connections to colleagues from across the campus and developing a network of emerging leaders on campus;
- Greater confidence to initiate multidisciplinary projects, serve in administrative leadership roles, or take on other academic leadership roles at UC Berkeley; and
- Increasing knowledge of UC Berkeley's operations and how to navigate its many resources and opportunities.
The program will be based on the conviction that individuals are well positioned to create systemic and cultural change when they are provided with a broad array of tools, methodologies, and experiences. The program will emphasize collaborative and results-oriented skills, and it will include opportunities to interact with a variety of senior leaders on campus."