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IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 leadership program now accepting applications for 2017-18 cohort

February 7, 2017

The IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 leadership program is designed to prepare attendees to step into and/or create leadership opportunities in their units and schools. Next Generation 2.0 supports midcareer faculty and professional staff at IUPUI who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations who are interested in seeking leadership opportunities at IUPUI or professional development to enhance their current roles. The program seeks to address the need for a more diverse pool of leadership talent at IUPUI in the ranks of midlevel and upper administration.

Members of the 2016-17 Next Generation 2.0 leadership program.
"I am feeling more confident in my role as a leader and in seeking additional growth opportunities," a program attendee said.

Through the program, participants engage with subject-matter experts drawn from IUPUI, IU Bloomington and around the country in a variety of pedagogical formats to learn about topics such as the contemporary higher education environment, planning and leading change, managing strategic resources, diversity and cultural competency, higher education finance, conflict management and negotiation, and ethical leadership. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify, plan and implement a capstone project, either individually or in a group, that responds to an identified need of their department, the IUPUI campus or the Indianapolis community.

Applications for the third cohort can now be submitted online at the program website. Selected participants should expect to attend a two-hour orientation session in May 2017 and attend the program one Friday each month between September 2017 and May 2018 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on the IUPUI campus. Fees for the institute are paid by the unit, with a match from the Office of Academic Affairs.

Members of the 2016-17 Next Generation 2.0 Leadership program.
The project brings together staff and faculty of different backgrounds and fields of expertise. Attendees are divided into groups to discuss leadership methods. 

The project was co-created by Karen E. Bravo, professor of law and associate dean for graduate studies and international affairs, and Gina Sánchez Gibau, associate professor of anthropology and associate dean for student affairs in liberal arts in the School of Liberal Arts, and builds upon and expands an earlier leadership program that was held at IUPUI in 2009, called Next Generation @ IUPUI. The program is administered through the Office for Women directed by Kathleen Grove, who also serves as a co-leader.

The deadline for submission of applications is March 6. Applications will be reviewed by the advisory board and announced the week of April 24. 

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