December 11, 2023

Leadership Journeys at Core of SEC ALDP Fall Workshop

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

📸 Photos from Butch Ireland

COLLEGE STATION, Texas —  In late October, Texas A&M University welcomed attendees for the Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program fall workshop.

The SEC ALDP seeks to identify, prepare, and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond.

The three-day event featured professional development training sessions focused on leadership and institutional advancement and governance. The SEC ALDP fellows and liaisons had the opportunity to engage with several senior leaders from Texas A&M, including Interim President Mark A. Welsh III and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Alan Sams.

The workshop engaged participants in discussions around their personal career journeys, student success, and connecting with institutional stakeholders. One participant noted that a leadership panel on reorganization and centralization resonated the most for them.

“Great leaders should not be afraid to share mistakes that were made and how you learned from them,” the SEC ALDP fellow said. “That to me was wonderful and so helpful…”

The group also toured several areas of campus, including Kyle Field, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension’s Brayton Fire Training Field and Disaster City. See more of the unique places the SEC ALDP fellows and liaisons visited on YouTube.

Selected earlier this academic year, members of cohort 14 serve in a range of leadership positions, including department chairs and heads; assistant and associate deans; and program and center directors. Their academic interests range from nursing to sport management to engineering to psychology and music.