Leadership Foundations

Leadership Foundations, the hallmark program of the Leadership Academy, is a comprehensive leadership development program focusing on fundamentals of leadership best practice, leadership style, conflict management, change management, workplace inclusivity, feedback skills and service excellence principles.   The program is open to both current and aspiring administrators and supervisors, as well as those wishing to become more effective leaders in their staff level roles.


Improve the effectiveness of College employees by:

  • Enhancing their knowledge, skills and competencies in leadership and supervisory methods, principles, and practices.
  • Enhancing their awareness of behavioral styles and the ability to adapt different styles of behavior as needed to enhance one's effectiveness as a leader. 
  • Raising their awareness of conflict styles and effective approaches to conflict resolution.Building a fundamental understanding of modern employment and labor laws and regulations which impact the workplace.
  • Developing their ability to effectively lead and manage change
  • Developing their ability to effectively manage an increasingly diverse work force and help foster an inclusive workplace environment characterized by fairness, understanding, and mutual respect/civility.
  • Increasing their knowledge of effective customer service strategies and methods.

Program Structure & Spring 2014 Schedule

This program is offered each semester to a class of 20-24 participants representing a diverse cross-section of College departments.  The program is delivered as a complete series of 3-4 hour courses over a period of 12 weeks.  Those selected as participants are expected to be available to attend all sessions.        


Module Date Time Location Facilitators
Opening/Team Building Session 2/7/2014 8:00am - 3:00 pm Galloway Room Brian Jackson
The Leader's Edge 2/13/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Bieberbach Room/Campus Center Rick Bommelje
The Situational Leader 2/20/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Faculty Club Rick Bommelje
Leadership Styles - DiSC 2/27/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Faculty Club Mark Freeman
Becoming a Conflict Capable Leader 3/13/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Bieberbach Room/Campus Center Mark Freeman
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box Roundtable 3/20/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Bieberbach Room/Campus Center Mark Freeman, Matt Hawks, Oriana Jimenez & David Zajchowski

Influencing Crucial Conversations

3/27/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Faculty Club Robert Prescott
Leading in an Inclusive Environment 4/3/2014 8:30am - 12:00pm Bieberbach Room/Campus Center Glenn Brome
Service Excellence Roundtable 4/10/2014 8:30am - 12:00pm Bieberbach Room/Campus Center SET Committee Members
Leadership Roundtable (Future of Liberal Arts Education) 4/17/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm Bieberbach Room/Campus Center Dr. Lewis Duncan
The Art of Feedback 4/24/2014 8:00am - 1:00pm Galloway Room Brian Jackson & Mark Freeman
Graduation/Debrief Session 5/1/2014 8:00am - 11:30am Bieberbach Room/Campus Center Brian Jackson & Mark Freeman

Please click here to access the Leadership Foundations slideshow.


We are no longer accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Leadership Foundations Program.

For More Information:

Matt Hawks
Human Resources Director

Oriana Jiménez
Human Resources Associate

David Zajchowski
Human Resources Manager