February 16, 2015

Texas A&M To Host Final SEC-Wide Workshop For 2014-15 SEC ALDP

The 2014-15 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program cohort
The 2014-15 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program cohort

By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

The 2014-15 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) cohort will meet for their last workshop at Texas A&M University, Feb. 18-20. The cohort will be recognized for completing the program on the final day.

Created in 2008, this professional development program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC universities and beyond. Aside from the two, three-day, SEC-wide workshops, participants, known as fellows, also go through university-focused exercises on their respective campuses.

The cohort first met at the University of Missouri, Oct. 13-15, 2014. Session topics during the fall workshop included leadership in complex organizations and advancing the university and students. Participants also took part in a exercise on how to work with the media that involved students from Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute.

“The workshop provides participants the opportunity to meet with others who are in a similar stage in our careers,” said Douglas Woods, Head of the Department of Psychology at Texas A&M. “I also enjoyed receiving training in areas like budgeting and human resources that I did not learn much about when I was in college.”

While in College Station, fellows will hear from local speakers on topics including managing student success, measuring institutional advancement and strategic conflict management. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Texas A&M campus and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the Academic Initiative of the SEC. SECU serves as the primary mechanism through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of SEC universities are promoted and advanced.