RiceLeaders Program: Leveraging Leadership for Rice’s Second Century
Rice supports a variety of career development opportunities for faculty and staff, including enrollment in undergraduate and continuing studies courses, tuition reimbursement for other university degree programs, the Whitaker Scholars, department chairs’ programs, ACT training, and courses offered through Human Resources and the Fondren Library. RiceLeaders debuted in 2007. Four cohorts of faculty and staff have participated in the program to date; two more cohorts will participate in the program during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years.
We recognize that meeting the ambitious agenda of the Vision for the 2nd Century will require, above all else, the capacity of our own team to work effectively across school and divisional boundaries to put Rice’s stamp on local, national, and global issues of importance to us. We also recognize we have not carefully and systematically supported the development of a university-wide team with the tools and skills necessary to achieve our vision as a great research institution. RiceLeaders is designed to address this need, and will be one of a series of efforts to enable us to confront and use change creatively to meet our collective goals.
How will we know if RiceLeaders is a success?
RiceLeaders is targeted at improving the collective capacity of the university to achieve our goals through both the expansion of individual leadership performance and the leveraging of individual performance through more effective team performance. We will look to the members of each cohort of RiceLeaders to collaborate more effectively with their own teams and with each other, and support fellow and future groups of their faculty and staff colleagues in the RiceLeaders program and in other developmental initiatives.
How can I learn more?
Please click on the links that follow, and/or email Mary Cronin or Kevin Kirby.