Leadership Academy

Overview

The FSCJ Leadership Academy is designed to enhance leadership skills and build upon existing components of the professionalism competency to propel employees toward being effective leaders. Improved leadership skills foster better employee engagement and retention while supporting the Mission, Vision, and Values of the College. In addition to coursework, participants will complete a 360 degree survey and StrengthsFinder assessment.

The program will entail 33 hours of course participation beginning with the Foundations of Leadership session and participants will have the opportunity to work with a mentor. This program is cohort-based and applications are accepted at the beginning of each Fall term.

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Program

  • Curriculum

    REQUIRED COURSES (35 Hours)
    Course Hours Course Hours
    PD 5234
    Foundations of Leadership
    3 PD 5304
    Leading Out Loud
    3
    PD 4082
    Mentorship
    4 PD 4068
    Legal Issues for Leaders
    2
    PD 4080
    Strategic Planning
    5 PD 4069
    FSCJ Advocacy Project for Leaders
    2
    PD 4083
    Building Relationships and Creating Communities
    6 PD 4081
    Cultivating Talent
    6
    PD 6807
    Understanding Self and Others
    2 PD (None)
    Giving Tuesday Project with Mentor
    2
  • Completion Requirements

    To successfully complete the program, the staff member must:

    • Complete 35 hours of required courses
  • How to Enroll

    The following steps share how to log into myLearning, register for classes, and view registered classes.

    How to access myLearning


    1. Log into my.fscj.edu.
    2. Click on the Employees Tab.
    3. Click on myLearning under Quicklinks.
    4. Log in using your FSCJ credentials.
    5. Alternatively, you can navigate to bridge.fscj.edu and log in using your FSCJ credentials.

    How to register for classes in myLearning


    1. Click on the Learning Library tab within myLearning
    2. Browse through the courses or use the search bar and filtering options to locate the class that you want.
    3. Click on the course card and select “Enroll.”
    4. If you are registering for a Live Training, you will also have to click identify the specific session that you want and click “Register” on that session.

    How to view completed classes in myLearning


    1. Access the myLearning page.
    2. Scroll down to the “Completed” section. This section lists all courses that you have successfully completed.

Required Course Descriptions

Building Relationships and Creating Communities

PD 4083
In this training, leaders will explore ways that they can build trust through ethical leadership, create a collaborative working environment, utilize effective conflict resolution and negotiation strategies, cultivate power without being intimidating, and establish a culture of service within their areas of leadership.

Cultivating Talent

PD 4081
Employers look for talent. They want to maintain skilled new and seasoned employees who can help their organization to grow and prosper. This can be accomplished through a combination of effective leadership practices such as selection of talent, motivation practices, coaching, teambuilding, and succession planning.

FSCJ Advocacy Project for Leaders

PD 4069
Leadership Academy participants will engage in one or more volunteer opportunities to promote FSCJ to those outside of the college. Participants will spend on average 2 hours in their volunteer experience, and will write a reflection paper describing the impact of the experience toward building good community relations. Participants are encouraged to work with their mentor to identify meaningful opportunities.

Foundations of Leadership

PD 5234
Find out more about the Leadership Academy, mentor program and self- assessment process. In addition, participate in a discussion on leadership styles and increase your knowledge of project management. This course is only open to employees selected to participate in the Leadership Academy.

Giving Tuesday Project with Mentor

PD (None)
Leadership Academy participants and their mentors will select from the Giving Tuesday volunteer opportunities and work together at their selected volunteer site.

Leading Out Loud

PD 5304
Leaders must be able to deliver clear and concise speeches whether to a few employees in a staff meeting or to a large group in a presentation. This class will focus on building confidence in Public Speaking and ensure the development of quality presentation materials. The class will consist of two 90-minute sessions with participants giving presentations in both classes. Whether you need to inform, rally, convince or inspire employees, this class will provide the tools for success.

Legal Issues for Leaders

PD 4068
This hands-on course will introduce leaders to new and on-going legal issues (Title VII, Title IX, ADA, FMLA, and Discrimination) that can affect their ability to lead in an institution of higher education. The course will include actual examples and participants will role-play real-life situations.

Mentorship

PD 4082
The mentorship is the last requirement of the FSCJ Leadership Academy Certification program. The mentor will provide support, guidance, and feedback on your development. Both parties are encouraged to meet at least once a month to collaborate and communicate mentor experiences and mentee leadership growth.

Strategic Planning

PD 4080
Strategic planning is an essential practice in leadership. The course focuses on several areas of planning and development such as creating vision, analysis, change management, and implementation and follow up. Participants will gain a knowledge about the various components of strategic planning and application in a leadership role.

Understanding Self and Others

PD 6807
This workshop will help you establish a framework for understanding yourself, your workplace priorities, and develop a greater appreciation of how others may differ from you. You will learn strategies for adapting and blending your work style to meet the needs of others and situations.