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HOW TO: Apply to Leadership Academy at UC Irvine

Summary: Your nominations, application, and recommendations to the UCI Leadership Academy should be submitted online through the Electronic Educational Environment (EEE) survey page before the deadline. The classes meet each month for 2 days over a 9 month period.

What you, the employee, should doHow you should do it
1Determine if you are a high potential candidate
  1. High Potential employees demonstrate measurable skills and abilities beyond their current job, and they demonstrate the current aspiration and ability to successfully advance and move laterally in leadership roles.
    1. Aspiration
      • Desires leadership advancement and lateral moves to build skills.
      • Is open to career movement, challenging roles and/or relocation.
      • Is willing to move horizontally or laterally to increase breadth of skills.
      • Seeks and acts on feedback for continuous improvement.
      • Follows through with learning assignments and development actions.
      • Is self-motivated and highly engaged in the organization.
    2. Ability
      • Has the ability to move into multiple significant leadership roles.
      • Demonstrates high learning agility, creativity and strategic thinking skills.
      • Is able to work in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment.
      • Demonstrates outstanding interpersonal skills and is respected by others.
      • Effectively deals with stress, organizational politics and emotions.
      • Leverages strengths and develops or manages weaknesses.
  2. High Performer employees are consistent, efficient, reliable, require minimal supervision, and they are excellent at performing their current job.
    • Everyone has the ability to be a high performer throughout their career and organizations need and highly value them.
    • High potential employees may also be high performers. Not all high performers are high potential employees.
2Note class schedule and workload expectations
  1. The nine-month Leadership Academy consists of two-day, face-to-face meetings/classes each month.
  2. Class schedule is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2011-2012
  3. Each meeting includes principles of leadership and key functions of the position as described and practiced at UCI. In addition, each participant may have approximately 2 hours of preparation for every hour in class. Participants should be prepared to commit personal non-work hours to complete session pre-work, follow-up work, and Capstone Projects group meeting and project development.
  4. Participant Learning Expectations and Program Curriculum details will be emailed to selected candidates.
3Confirm your availability for the 2011 - 2012 mandatory classes (2 days per month)
  1. Class Schedule for 2011 - 2012 is:
    • September 15, 2011 (Thursday)
    • September 23, 2011 (Friday)
    • October 6, 2011 (Thursday)
    • October 21, 2011 (Friday)
    • November 10, 2011 (Thursday)
    • November 17, 2011 (Thursday)
    • December 8, 2011 (Thursday)
    • December 15, 2011 (Friday)
    • January 19, 2012 (Thursday)
    • January 27, 2012 (Friday)
    • February 16, 2012 (Thursday)
    • February 24, 2012 (Friday)
    • March 15, 2012 (Thursday)
    • March 23, 2012 (Friday)
    • April 19, 2012 (Thursday)
    • April 27, 2012 (Friday)
    • May 17, 2012 (Thursday)
    • May 18, 2012 (Friday)
4Request an online nomination from a UC Irvine leader, manager, or supervisor
  1. Request UC Irvine Leadership Academy 2011 - 2012 online nomination by a UC Irvine leader, manager, supervisor (nomination may be made by your current supervisor) who knows your skills and abilities and who is able to complete the online nomination form to support your candidacy. If your nominator is your direct supervisor, they will not need to submit a separate online recommendation.
  2. Note: Leaders, managers, and supervisors may submit a nomination in support of your application. This does not guarantee you will be accepted into the program. You and your supervisor must complete the remainder of the application processs and then your qualifications will be reviewed before a selection decision is determined.
  3. Human Resources will notify you via email that a nomination has been submitted for your consideration to apply for the UC Irvine Leadership Academy 2011-2012.
5Submit online application
  1. Submit a UC Irvine Leadership Academy 2011 - 2012 online application by the priority deadline Friday, July 29, 2011 at 5 p.m. Applications received by the priority deadline will be given priority consideration. Additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 22, 2011 pending space availability.
  2. You will be directed to the Electronic Educational Environment (EEE) Survey page, saying 'Welcome, please sign in'
  3. Select the 'Secure Sign In' in the 'Your EEE Account' box top right.
  4. Review information and instructions
  5. Submit your application electronically.
6Request an online recommendation
  1. Ask your direct supervisor, manager, or department chair to submit a UC Irvine Leadership Academy 2011 - 2012 online recommendation supporting your high potential capabilities, professional development, and participation in the program.
  2. If your nominator is your direct supervisor, they will not need to submit a separate online recommendation.
  3. If your nominator is not your direct supervisor, you must have her/him submit this online recommendation. Your application is incomplete without it and will not be reviewed or considered in the selection process.
7Request additional recommendations (optional)
  1. Up to two others in a leadership position who can provide further information about your skills and work experience may provide UC Irvine Leadership Academy 2011 - 2012 online recommendations.
  2. These recommendations are optional.
8Notification of selection decision will be sent to UC Irvine email account
  1. Applicants submitting applications by the priority deadline will be notified via email to their UC Irvine email account of the selection decision by Monday, August 8, 2011.
  2. Other applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Return to the UC Irvine Leadership Academy overview.

Need an expert? Contact Nancy Chen Lane, UCI Human Resources, (949) 824-6283.

Notice: University policies, procedures and applicable collective bargaining agreements shall supersede information in this document or elsewhere on this site.


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