Rutgers Leadership Academy Session Topics - Office of Organizational Leadership Skip to main content

The Rutgers Leadership Academy (RLA) meets from 4:00pm-6:00pm on 15 Wednesdays total 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 as an Academic Leader
  • Strategic Project Planning
  • Institutional Structure, Stakeholders and Social Value, and Leadership Competencies
  • Leadership Principles and Pragmatics
  • Presidential Reflections on Leadership in Higher Education
  • Cultural Competency for Effective Leadership: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Continuous Academic Improvement
  • Politics, Policies, & University-Government Relations
  • Enrollment Management
  • An Overview of Budget and Finance in Higher Education and at Rutgers
  • Leading Change in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Law: Academic Freedom and Free Speech at a Public University
  • The Role of Academic Leaders in Advancing Research Innovation and Commercialization
  • Conflict and Difficult Leadership Conversations
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Capstone Poster Session and Celebration