Inclusive Leaders Academy Nomination Period Opens

Self-nominations and departmental nominations are now open for the second cohort of the Inclusive Leaders Academy. Nominations will remain open until December 14, 2017.

Launched earlier this year by Institute Diversity’s Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement unit, the Inclusive Leaders Academy is a professional leadership and legacy development program for managers at Georgia Tech.

“We encourage staff leaders to join the Inclusive Leaders Academy,” said Pearl Alexander, executive director of diversity, inclusion, and engagement and co-founder of the program. “Through this program, you will generate insights to distinguish yourself as a leader, create synergy among work teams, and inclusively deepen engagement of others.”

The Inclusive Leaders Academy is open to managers at Georgia Tech. Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement will invite approximately 150 managers to the second cohort during spring semester 2018. This will include individuals who began the curriculum in 2017 and would like the option to complete the program in 2018.

The second cohort will start the program in February 2018, and the curriculum will span four months, wrapping up all coursework in May 2018.

“The curriculum blends individual online learning with facilitated group learning sessions to safely explore aspects of your identity, and who you uniquely are, to develop critical self-awareness and improve your personal influence,” remarked Cheryl Cofield, director of inclusion and engagement and co-founder of the Inclusive Leaders Academy.

Key learning benefits of the program – and core curriculum topic areas – facilitate self-awareness, social intelligence, and co-active leadership. Fully 100 percent of 2017 participants would recommend the breaking bias content from the curriculum, and this content will continue to be featured in 2018.

In addition to the core curriculum topic areas, an executive and senior leadership coaching component of the Inclusive Leaders Academy will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first eight leaders who enroll and are in positions of executive director or associate chair and above. Executive and senior leadership coaching program participants will participate in the Inclusive Leaders Academy online content and three to four individual 60-minute coaching sessions from March 5, 2018 to May 17, 2018.

To learn more about the program and eligibility, and/or to submit a self-nomination or departmental nomination, visit

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