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Leading Innovation For Education


1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Services Division of Student Affairs


LIFE is a partnership with the University of New Mexico's Human Resources Employee Organization and Development Division.

About LIFE

Program Overview

This seminar and self-directed course contributes to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Services (AVPSS) Strategic Plan, which values the individual development of professional understanding, practice, and identities of leaders within Student Services. These components frame the lifelong learning of professional leaders and are criteria in providing a model of best practices to promote student success.

This course is designed to offer a broad overview of leadership practices in action and will increase professional understanding in how individuals can be more effective in a University leadership role, how to lead from within a team, how to promote learning in students from all cultural backgrounds, learning needs and how to empower others through understanding one's leadership style.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will articulate the leadership skills needed to achieve positive institutional change
  • Participants will articulate/present an informed understanding of the purpose(s) of higher education
  • Participants will create a personal road map for building leadership skills and planning career steps
  • Participants will build a strong development network
  • Participants will articulate the value of life-long learning, research and continued professional development on leadership effectiveness
  • Participants will understand the W.I.R.E. core values: Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect, and Education

The Program Values:

  • The exhibition of leadership traits.
  • Involvement on campus committees and initiatives.
  • Involvement in community organizations.
  • Commitment to student success and positive institutional change.

Program Commitment:

The program is a 1-year commitment consisting of 4 - 6 hours of class time per month of class time per month and additional hours outside of LIFE class spent reading, journaling, and completing a group Capstone project. A certificate will be provided upon successful completion.

Please note that if you are accepted, you and your supervisor will be expected to fully participate and be supported through this program. In order for this program to be successful, scholars must participate fully in all sessions/activities and with the desire to learn. If you or your supervisor are not able to meet the program requirements, then please do not apply.

Commit to the continued development of leadership skills

  • Be mentored by current Student Services Leader or other University Leader
  • Participate in all Professional Development programming
  • Join a professional organization or committee

Evaluation criteria will include:

  • Staff who are interested in advancing into a leadership position
  • Improve leadership effectiveness
  • Critical Thinking/Leadership Traits/Positive Institutional Change
  • Community awareness or engagement

Submit all application and nomination materials by the posted deadline.

Selection:

Applications will be evaluated to determine the rating/ranking of applicants based on pre-approved selection criteria. The review of nominations and applications by a University committee consisting of the AVP for Student Services, Representatives from the Provost's Office and a Faculty and Staff Representative. The cohort will be 10 to 12 individuals selected by the committee.

Questions about the nomination/application material can be directed to Renée Delgado-Riley by email: rdelgado@unm.edu or by phone: (505)-277-0531.