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Kara PenfieldLeadership Fundamentals

Kara Penfield, CFE Senior Leadership Consultant

Leadership Fundamentals is a cohort program that focuses on leadership assessments and key topics, concepts and models, and building specific skills through small group mentoring and coaching. This program is for faculty at all career stages and welcomes aspiring, new, and established leaders. Learn more about Leadership Fundamentals.

To Apply: Faculty can apply on their own, or be nominated. A brief letter of support from the chair is part of the application. The 2021-22 cohort for this program has been selected. Applications for the 2022-23 cohort will be available Spring 2022.


Barry RamseyFaculty Administrator Orientation to Carolina (FAOC)

Emily Boehm, CFE Faculty Development Consultant

Barry Ramsey, Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Excecutive Vice Chancellor and Provost

As an update to the CFE FADP program, the FAOC program provides an extensive introduction and overview of UNC Administrative Groups and Services. Participants will strengthen their network of support and contacts across UNC, and become oriented to campus administrative systems to aid in their leadership development. This program is for mid to senior career faculty and/or faculty in administrative leadership roles. Learn more about FAOC.

To Apply: Faculty can apply on their own, or be nominated. A brief letter of support from the chair is part of the application. The 2021-22 cohort for this program has been selected. Applications for the 2022-23 cohort will be available Spring 2022.


Cloe Liparini

Women ADVANCE Leadership

Emily Boehm, CFE Faculty Development Consultant

Cloe Liparini, Director of Education, Community Engagement and Belonging, University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

This cohort-based workshop series encourages and supports mid-career faculty seeking to enhance their skills and advance to senior leadership, research, and teaching positions. Participants also may pursue a leadership project as part of their development. This program is for mid-career faculty, welcoming aspiring leaders and new leaders. Learn more about Women ADVANCE Leadership. 

To Apply: Faculty will complete an application on their own. The 2021-22 cohort for this program has been selected. Applications for the 2022-23 cohort will be available Spring 2022.


Lina BaschLeadership Peer Coaching Groups

Linda Basch, CFE Leadership Consultant

Leadership Peer Coaching Group members provide mutual support to each other through building a small leadership community that fosters positive change for individuals and their institutions, solving challenging leadership issues, and giving and receiving genuine feedback. This program is for graduates of the CFE Leadership Fundamentals or Women ADVANCE Leadership programs. Learn more about Leadership Peer Coaching Groups.

To Apply: Interested graduates and/or participants of other CFE Leadership programs should contact Linda Basch. The 2021-22 cohort for this program has been selected. Applications for the 2022-23 cohort will be available Spring 2022.


Erin Malloy

Barry RamseyACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN)

Erin Malloy, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence; Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Barry Ramsey, Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Excecutive Vice Chancellor and Provost

ALN is a program for experienced leaders focused on a comprehensive approach to leadership development, style, and skills. Participants attend several leadership conferences hosted by ACC schools. The program aims to network academic leaders across the ACC universities, share best practices and benchmarking, and foster collaboration across diverse organizations. This program is for mid to senior career faculty who are on an academic leadership trajectory. Learn more about the ALN.

Applications for the Academic Leaders Network (ALN) are currently being accepted!

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Center for Faculty Excellence are accepting nominations of academic administrators to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Network (ALN).

To Apply: Faculty can apply on their own, or be nominated. A CV and a brief letter of support from the chair are part of the application. Applications close on November 8, 2021. Nominees will be notified of their selection status by mid-November.

Please contact Barry Ramsey with any questions.


Leadership Consultations

CFE Leadership staff can provide individual or group consultations for all career stages on coaching, providing feedback, leadership development plans, skill development, networking, and other areas.

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