Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is a comprehensive, four-year program designed to develop Park Scholars’ leadership potential. Topics addressed are relevant to leadership across a variety of fields and organizations, including both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

The Leadership Academy comprises the following modules:

Year 1

  • Self-Awareness
  • Maintaining Balance
  • Diversity Topics 1-4
  • Team Development

Year 2

  • Building Your Fan Base
  • Implicit Bias
  • Motivating Individuals and Teams
  • Managing Teams and Conflict

Year 3

  • Concepts and Models
  • Communication Delivery/Public Speaking
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Leadership Interview (Park Scholars interview leaders in their fields of study to build connections between theory and practice)

Year 4

  • Situational Models
  • Diversity Topics 5-6
  • Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership

Leadership Academy Presenters for 2015-2016

  • Steve Barr, Professor, Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Poole College of Management
  • Angel Bowers, Assistant Director, Counseling Services, NC State
  • Roger Callanan, Assistant Vice Provost and Student Ombuds, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Mickey Fearn, Professor of Practice, College of Natural Resources
  • Paul Mulvey, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Poole College of Management
  • Kristin Murphy, Associate Director of Organization Development, PAREXEL
  • Bill Swallow, Professor Emeritus, Statistics
  • Beverly Williams, Director of Outreach and Education, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity