The Enlace Mid-Level Leadership program is a six-month development experience for college and university professionals serving around the mid-level of their organizations. Mid-level leaders are defined as academic or non-academic support personnel within the structure of higher education organizations. Examples include academic department chairpersons, education program directors, student support directors and coordinators, team leaders, etc.
Main Topic Areas
Several topics will be covered during the six-month program. They include academic and student affairs management, regional institutional accreditation, diversity, equity, and inclusion, higher education advocacy issues, and personal interaction with our professional search firm partners.
The Enlace Mid-Level Leadership program is structured like La Academia de Liderazgo/Leadership Academy. Participants will complete a one-day face-to-face session just before the HACU Annual Conference in October and then remain for the entire conference as part of the program requirements. Next, they will complete four, two-hour online sessions in November, December, February, and March. Finally, participants will travel to Washington DC to complete the final face-to-face sessions and attend the Capitol Forum. A graduation ceremony will take place during this time as well.
Minimum Participant Section Requirements are:
Please click here to download the application. Application submission deadline is Friday, May 3, 2024.
A selection committee will review all submissions. Selected participants and individuals placed on the wait list will be notified sometime June 2024.
Program cost per participant from a HACU-member institution is $4,000 and covers all program materials, HACU conference registrations and selected meals. Participants will be responsible for any additional costs associated with lodging and travel to and from the program activities, meals not covered by program and incidentals. Applications/nominations from non-HACU-member institutions are also welcome and their program cost is $5,000.
Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
Individuals with questions about the program are encouraged to contact Dr. Paul Machen, Executive Director for the Institute of Professional Leadership, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (210) 576-3229.