Faculty LEAD Program

Program Description

The Faculty LEAD Program, sponsored by the NC State’s Learning and Organizational Development and Office of Faculty Development is intended for faculty members who want to become better leaders. This year-long, cohort-based program is synchronous and offered via Zoom. Faculty participants will participate in six synchronous meetings that will result in a Faculty LEAD certificate.

Target Audience

Faculty members


  • September 18, 2020: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
    Discover the ways your emotions factor into your success as a Faculty Leader and establish goals to help shape your Emotional Intelligence and how you respond and interact with others.
  • October 16, 2020: Improving Personal Effectiveness with Versatility
    Faculty Leaders will gain useful insights of social styles and communication patterns and how to engage others to achieve results and improve team dynamics.
  • November 20, 2020: Managing Difficult Conversations
    Learn how to prepare for difficult situations, lead the conversation with an effective step-by-step guide, and apply this new skill to a faculty-centric scenario.
  • February 21, 2021: Leading Collaborative Productive Meetings
    Understand the characteristics of productive meetings and learn the best practices for structuring and implementing four different meeting types. Faculty Leaders will participate in a meeting scenario and depart with a template to implement in their own work unit.
  • March 19, 2021: Budgeting
    Understand how NC State’s budget works, how the annual budget cycle functions, and how the campus aims to maintain stable finances after a major budget deficit. Review how to manage your budget and know which accounts align with your spending needs.
  • April 16, 2020: Participate in a LEAD Event
    Faculty Leaders will participate in a leadership dialogue event with other university leaders to discuss a relevant topic impacting our university.

Registration for program

To apply for one of the 30 spots, fill out the application form by 5:00 p.m., August 31, 2020 Acceptance decisions will be sent on September 8.

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Learning and Organizational Development
919-515-7844 or learnwithlod@ncsu.edu