Riverside Community College District
Leadership Academy Programs (LAP)
Leadership Academy Program
Leadership development is an effort that enhances the learner's capacity to lead oneself, other individuals, groups, and organizations. This series will focus on leadership education and research addressing the leadership challenges of individuals and our institutions. Leadership involves the capacity to think and act beyond the boundaries that limit our effectiveness. Strong interpersonal skills, grounded in personal reflection and self-awareness are key to successful and effective leadership.
The core of RCCD's Leadership Academy Programs (LAP) will build the most critical skills for success at each leader-level through a comprehensive development series centered on leadership fundamentals and skill building. RCCD initially implemented two distinct academies: 1) Introduction to Leadership, Leadership Academy I (LA I) - focusing on the new manager or those staff and/or faculty interested in pursuing leadership positions and career pathways; and 2) Transition to Leadership, Leadership Academy II (LA II) - a specialized skill development program designed for current managers, department chairs, administrators/executives, or employees and students with some leadership experience and/or trainings looking to improve, excel, and enhance their leadership skills. Additional professional development series and training opportunities are being developed to support all District employees.
It is critical that leaders build the skills and confidence to build commitment and translate strategy into effective action. RCCD's Leadership Academy Programs are designed to better equip developing leaders to handle the tensions and ever-shifting dynamics of leading. Leadership is centrally concerned with people. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the institutions in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. These programs seek to build leaders that strive to excel in new ways; maximize personal leadership power to accelerate the District's and Colleges' commitment, alignment and results; and balance short term and long term strategic perspectives.
Leadership development is a continuous process. Riverside Community College District will develop strong leaders from within its institutions through providing pathways of success for staff, faculty, management, and administration/executives.
"Think of managing change as an adventure. It tests your skills and abilities. It brings forth talent that may have been dormant. Change is also a training ground for leadership. When we think of leaders, we remember times of change, innovation, and conflict. Leadership is often about shaping a new way of life. To do that, you must advance change, take risks and accept responsibility for making change happen." - Charles E. Rice, CEO of Barnett Bank.
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ATHENA College Leadership Program for Students
The ATHENA College Leadership Program for Students at Riverside Community College District (RCCD) is designed to assist students in developing leadership and career related skills. With a goal of preparing students for leadership in higher education and beyond, the ATHENA College Leadership Program for Students aims to enhance and strengthen "transferable skills". The Program provides a foundation for students to become confident, aware, and engaged citizens facilitating academic success, civic responsibility, and the opportunity for achieving career goals.
Learning Outcomes for participants
- Learn how to "be" a leader with a focus on quality and character
- Gain leadership competence necessary for success in college and beyond
- Explore personal leadership attributes relative to the ATHENA Leadership Model
- Apply ATHENA leadership principles through experiential learning
- Map out a pathway for leadership growth in college and career
- Have the opportunity to build bridges across professional sectors and generations
Understanding who you are - your values, beliefs, and thoughts.
Honoring your uniqueness. Accepting personal responsibility for your actions.
Challenge yourself to be open and to listen to what may be new and unfamiliar.
Expanding and developing your knowledge, skills, and experiences. Teaching others.
Supporting and acting on your passion for people, causes, or ideas.
Creating an unstoppable force for the greater good.
Standing up and standing firm in the face of fear.
Taking risks to speak the truth or challenge the way things have been done.
Reaching beyond what you can achieve on your own.
Working in unison with others, while celebrating diverse points of view, ideas, and actions.
Connecting with and embracing others.
Appreciating the gifts and talents of others in your life.
Serving the greater good.
Committing to help your personal community of family, friends, and peers as well as the global village at large.
CELEBRATE AND LEGACY STATEMENT
Appreciate and acknowledge your accomplishments.
Looking forward to your life with a sense of hope and purpose.
The ATHENA College Leadership Program for Students is a semester long program. Enrolled students are expected to fully participate and attend each session. ATHENA International's Leadership Initiative is designed to engage and inspire students to not only see themselves as leaders, but to gain skills necessary for successful leadership in the 21st Century. The program is comprised of 8 modules based on ATHENA International principles.
- Leadership Academy I
- Leadership Academy II
- Leadership Academy Program (LAP) "How to Apply"
- ATHENA College Leadership Program "How to Apply"
- 2013/2014 LAP Application
- Fall 2013 ATHENA College Leadership Program Application
- Professional Development Center (PDC)
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