Advanced Leadership Program (ALP)



The Rollins Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), an extension of Leadership Foundations, is intended to advance leadership learning, problem solving and community building across the Rollins enterprise by strengthening the capacity of each employee to support the College mission through effective and responsible leadership. The program will build upon the fundamental elements of the Leadership Foundations program and provide participants with the opportunity to explore emerging leadership topics and reexamine their own leadership proficiency and ongoing developmental needs within a community of fellow academy graduates and expert feedback coaches.

The ALP is premised on the philosophy that leadership development is an ongoing and never ending process of self examination, reflection, feedback, learning and coaching. Participants will receive highly individualized leadership coaching to help in further understanding and appreciating their behavioral style preferences, leadership strengths, developmental opportunities, and the impact of their behavior on others; and in developing action plans based on their unique needs. This will be achieved through ongoing, individualized consultation with an ALP coach (using results of multiple behavioral style and leadership assessment instruments) and participation in the ALP peer group coaching roundtable – leaders coaching leaders.

The ALP will provide participants the opportunity to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of contemporary leadership issues within the transforming leadership climate
  • Reassess leadership within a peer group of Academy graduates and instructors
  • Enhance awareness of their evolving leadership style
  • Stimulate continued learning and self actualization
  • Reinforce strengths and identify developmental opportunities
  • Create an individualized Leadership Development Action Plan
  • Expand relationships that enhance leadership effectiveness

This will be achieved through an integrated program of:

  • One-on-one leadership coaching and peer group coaching roundtables
  • Administration and interpretation of advanced leadership assessment instruments (DiSC Work of Leaders®, 360-Degree Leadership Profile)
  • Participation in a series of expert-lead roundtable discussions on emerging and contemporary leadership topics
  • Assigned Readings Intended to Advance Leadership Learning and Competency Development
  • Collaborative Developmental Action Planning and Follow-up Assessment with a Feedback Coach

The Advanced Leadership Program will be open to all Leadership Academy Foundations program graduates and be offered during the spring semester. The anticipated class size is 15-16 participants.  For more information, please review the ALP Session Descriptions.

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete a brief online application; have the full support of their department head; and must to be able to immerse themselves fully in all aspects the ALP. This program is not for the passive participant.

PLEASE NOTE: ALP participants will be utilizing Blackboard to access session materials, collaborate with participants and leadership coach.


Schedule of Events




Cohort Selected

11/1/2012 - 1/30/2013

Begin assigned readings, complete self and 360 degree peer feedback surveys, and participate in initial individualized coaching sessions



Session Title and Facilitator



9:00am – 4:00pm

Cohort Teambuilding Retreat/Brian Jackson

Canterbury Center, Oviedo, FL


9:00am – 12:00pm

Adaptive Leadership Part I/Dr. Rick Bommelje

Winter Park Plaza 330


9:00am – 12:00pm

Adaptive Leadership Part II/Dr. Rick Bommelje

Winter Park Plaza 330


8:30am – 12:00pm

Leading with Emotional Intelligence/Glenn Brome

Winter Park Plaza 330


9:00am – 12:00pm

Leadership Legitimacy/Dr. Rita Bornstein

Winter Park Plaza 330


9:00am – 12:00pm

Transformational Coaching/Dr. Mark Freeman

Winter Park Plaza 330

4/4/2013 9:00am – 12:00pm Leadership Roundtable/Dr. Lewis Duncan Faculty Club
4/12/2013 9:00am – 12:00pm Employee Engagement/Brian Jackson Winter Park Plaza 330


9:00am – 12:00pm

The Courage to Lead/Dr. Rick Bommelje

Winter Park Plaza 330


9:00am – 12:00pm

Leadership Coaching Roundtable/Dr. Mark Freeman

Winter Park Plaza 330


9:00am – 12:00pm

ALP Debrief & Graduation

Winter Park Plaza 330

We are no longer accepting applications for the Spring 2013 ALP.

For More Information:

Matt Hawks
Human Resources Director

Oriana Jimenez
Human Resources Associate

David Zajchowski
Human Resources Manager