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The Rutgers Leadership Academy (RLA) meets on 15 Wednesdays throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Below are the topics we typically address in the one-year program.

  • Introduction to Leadership in Higher Education and the Rutgers Leadership Academy
  • Leveraging Individual and Collective Strengths in Academic Leadership
  • Leadership and Communication Principles and Pragmatics
  • Higher Education Stakeholders
  • Strategic Planning, Priority Setting, and Project Leadership
  • Critical Incidents in Higher Education Leadership
  • Cultural Competency for Effective Leadership: Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Enrollment Management
  • Politics, Policies, & University-Government Relations
  • Leading Change in Higher Education
  • Academic Freedom and Free Speech at a Public University
  • Engaging in Difficult Conversations
  • Succession Planning and Career Development in Higher Education
  • Capstone Session