Leadership: A relational process of inspiring, empowering, and influencing positive change.

Building Leadership Capacity for the Members of East Carolina University

The Chancellor's Leadership Academy is an intensive professional development experience for faculty and staff who are ready to expand their capacity for leadership in higher education and who are committed to enhancing their contribution to the university. The Academy offers leadership development to high potential university members through quality curriculum, materials and experiences delivered by top-level administrative and academic leaders.


  • Develop leadership capacity of high-potential university members
  • Frame leadership concepts in the context of higher education organizations and develop their application to personal and professional leadership development
  • Foster and create campus networks of innovative leadership practice and communities of learning
  • Support development of emerging and experienced leaders
  • Development of an understanding of and commitment to fostering a culture of leadership and cultural diversity at East Carolina University  

Academy Goals for Participants

  • Exposure to and exploration of traditional and emerging leadership theories and their application within higher education
  • Exploration of leadership for individual personal and professional development and within the context of the strategic aims of East Carolina University
  • Exploration of individual leadership strengths and areas of development
  • Build relationships and networking opportunities
  • Development of an understanding of higher education leadership and its application at East Carolina University in the context of our society, region and local communities  

Anticipated Audience - faculty and staff members who have:

  • Received a minimum of "meets expectations" on most recent performance evaluation
  • Successfully completed probationary period
  • Demonstrated interest in being a leader in higher education
  • Must be a full time employee
  • Must have worked with the University for at least three years
  • Must be in good standing with the University