LEAD: The Staff Version

Leadership, Enhancement, Activities & Development


About the LEAD Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 LEAD: The Staff Version, a year-long UWF leadership development program to begin in September. Selection involves choosing a cross section of people from across the university. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

Background information about the program:

  • LEAD: The Staff Version is sponsored by the Provost's Office;
  • It is based on the LEAD program that flourished at UWF for nearly 15 years before budget cuts forced the university to put the program on hold;
  • We revived the program last year and, because of its success, will be offering it again this year;
  • 15 applicants will be accepted to take part in monthly leadership retreats and field trips;
  • Full-time workforce staff members are eligible to apply;
  • The program is directed by Athena du Pre (adupre@uwf.edu), a professor in Communication Arts who directed LEAD previously. She welcomes questions and suggestions; please feel free to contact her.

Participants will get to know colleagues from across the university as they build leadership skills that will serve them well in any position. They will also engage in such activities as:

  • field trips on and off campus;
  • roundtable discussions with university leaders;
  • leadership workshops on topics such as project management, servant leadership, event planning, conflict management, providing legendary service, public speaking skills, and more;
  • discussion about current issues in leadership;
  • strategy-building sessions to apply the skills to your job;
  • participation in a team project to benefit the university.

LEAD Class of 2014 - 2015

Bonnie Bell  ♦  Dan Bevil  ♦  Amber Bloechle  ♦  Christina Boddiford  ♦  Krista Boren  ♦  Mandy Fernandez  ♦  Lynnsey Horton  ♦  Debra Humphrey  ♦  Eric Kollar  ♦  William Mills  ♦  Roy Oberto  ♦  Robert Pacenta  ♦  Barbara Patrick  ♦  Summer Reilly  ♦  Thomas Schwingle  ♦  Latrice Soularie


LEAD - Class of 2013-2014
LEAD Class of 2013 - 2014

Steve Celestial ♦ Cathi Churchwell ♦ Rebecca Doxford ♦ Teri Foster ♦ Anthony Franklin ♦ Nick Garner ♦ Lori Glaze ♦ Shana Gore ♦ Jim Hammond ♦ Patricia Hartley ♦ Sherron Moore ♦  Fiorella Raffo ♦ Andrea Rymer ♦ Tanya Streeter ♦ Karen Summers


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