June 11, 2014

SEC ALDP Workshops Headed To Missouri and Texas A&M

The 2013-14 SEC ALDP cohort learns about higher education internationalization at Georgia.
The 2013-14 SEC ALDP cohort learns about higher education internationalization at Georgia.

By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) workshops for the 2014-15 academic calendar will be held at the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University. The fall event will be in Columbia, Oct. 13-15, and the spring version will take place in College Station, Feb. 18-20, 2015.

“We are pleased to host our first SEC ALDP workshop where the fellows can learn about Mizzou and engage with our leadership,” said Linda Bennett, the SEC ALDP Liaison for Missouri.

The SEC ALDP seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. The program consists of a university-level development program designed by each university for its participants (i.e., fellows), and two, three-day, SEC-wide workshops.

“The program not only allows us to discuss numerous topics with the president, provosts and other administrators on our campus, but we also get to learn from our peers at other SEC universities,” said Cynthia Davis, Graduate Director of the English Language and Literature Department at the University of South Carolina and member of the 2013-14 ALDP cohort.

During the SEC-wide workshops, the SEC ALDP fellows will hear presentations from campus experts ranging from student affairs to finance, and will participate in problem solving exercises in small groups.

The 2014-15 SEC ALDP cohort will be the sixth to go through the program. More than 200 SEC academic administrators have completed the program since 2009.

The SEC ALDP is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. SECU serves as the primary mechanism through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of SEC universities are promoted and advanced.