October 12, 2022

Georgia to Host SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Workshop

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Georgia is set to host the 2022 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program workshop, the finale for the 13th cohort of fellows, on October 16-19. The four-day event will feature several interactive sessions and visits to iconic locations around the Georgia campus.

The workshop is under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Covert, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs at Georgia. Covert leads the Office of Academic Programs, which oversees faculty recognition awards originating from the Provost’s Office and works with campus units on lecture series and visiting speakers. Covert was an SEC ALDP fellow in the 2013-14 cohort.

Serving as a complement to the spring workshop at the University of South Carolina and the summer virtual session, the fall event will offer a variety of round-table discussions and formal presentations built to encourage fellows to step into the shoes of high-level campus administrators. Topics range from building instructional excellence to advancing diversity and inclusion through targeted support.

Attendees can also expect to hear from various Georgia administrators, including President Jere W. Morehead, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost S. Jack Hu, and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Josh Brooks.

The goal of the SEC ALDP is to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has four components: a university-level development program designed by each institution for its participants; two SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants; a virtual forum continuing education opportunity for program alumni; and a competitive fellowship designed to provide administrative growth opportunities for former fellows.

There are more than 50 SEC ALDP fellows this year, and more than 500 have completed the program since its inception in 2008.

Check out the full list of 2021-2022 SEC ALCP fellows.