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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. Applications close on August 27. Apply for Leadership Fundamentals


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. Apply for FAOC


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. Apply for Women ADVANCE Leadership.


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.


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.

To Apply: Nominations will be solicited by the Provost office from schools and departments in Fall 2021 for the program start in 2022.