October 9, 2019
2019 SEC ALDP Workshop heads to Vanderbilt University
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
The fall SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) will welcome early career SEC administrators to Nashville, TN, next week for a workshop at Vanderbilt University. The three-day event, October 14-16, will be held on Vanderbilt’s campus for the first time and will include visits to locations around the city of Nashville.
The goal of the SEC ALDP is to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has three components: a university-level development program designed by each institution for its participants (i.e., fellows); two SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants; and a competitive fellowship designed to provide administrative growth opportunities for former fellows.
The workshop experience, as designed by program liaisons, is meant to be a mix of formal presentations and interactive sessions. At Vanderbilt, fellows will engage in discussions on topics ranging from budgeting and organization, to diversity and inclusion to Title IX/Equal Opportunity case profiles. They will also hear from several SEC Provosts.
“It is our strong belief that helping to prepare administrators for the next phase of their careers has the potential to impact all of higher education, both now and in the future,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has said of the SEC ALDP. “Our universities make a significant investment in these individuals, and we are proud to work with them through this program.”
This year’s fall workshop is under the guidance of Dr. John Sloop, Associate Provost of Development and Technologies. Dr. Sloop arrived at Vanderbilt in 1995 and has been the university’s SEC ALDP liaison since 2016.
In addition to the Vanderbilt workshop, 2019-2020 SEC ALDP participants will also visit the University of Florida in the spring. There are 56 fellows this year – the maximum number allowed, and nearly 450 have completed the program since its inception in 2008.
Click here for a full list of 2019-2020 SEC ALDP fellows.