New Leadership Academy (NLA)
is now accepting applications and nominations for
its 2021-2022 Fellows Program!!

The New Leadership Academy Fellows Program (NLA) is a partnership between the University of Utah and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). NLA was previously hosted by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (National Forum) at the University of Michigan.

The NLA Fellows Program changes the expectations that surround leaders, leadership, and leadership development across higher education. The fellowship is premised on a recognition that the demographic, democratic, and discursive foundations on which modern higher education has been built are changing. As colleges and universities respond to these environments, leaders will require specialized knowledge and tools - as well as the personal and professional courage to be effective in what clearly are complex and highly contested environments.

The NLA Fellows Program seeks candidates from diverse professional backgrounds and commits to enhance the fellowship experience through actively integrating diverse perspectives and it's recruiting the seventh cohort of NLA Fellows for its 2021-2022 program. There are a limited number of AAHHE partial scholarships available; you'll have an opportunity to indicate your desire for a partial scholarship in the application process.

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2021-2022 NLA Fellows Program Application

Early-Bird Deadline
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. PT (Tuition: $4,250)

Regular Deadline
Saturday, July 31, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. PT (Tuition: $4,500)

The NLA is a six-month focused leadership development program from January 2021 to June 2022. For more information, please visit NLA Fellows Program.

The quality of the New Leadership Academy Fellows Program experience is contingent on the participation and engagement of each Fellow in the carefully designed residential Summer Institute and online collaborations held from January 2022 through June 2022. Monthly leadership webinars and discussions are offered starting September 2021 for accepted NLA Fellows.

One In-Person Travel Commitment
Intensive Five-Day Summer Institute held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. The institute will take place from Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th 2022.

Access to:
  • Leadership Curriculum Materials
  • Resources on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • A Vibrant Network of NLA Alumni
  • NLA Coaching and Mentor Sessions

Personalized Career Advancement and Leadership Coaching

World-Class speakers and scholars in the areas of: Transcultural Leadership, Strategic Diversity Planning, Communication Strategies, Leadership for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Individual and Collective Strengths  

Immersive Case Study Simulation
  • Crisis Management
  • Leading Through Ambiguity
  • Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education

The NLA Fellows Program invites nominations of outstanding individuals who have a demonstrated record of leadership at their respective institutions or organizations. Nominations of demonstrated leaders in policy-related or philanthropic organizations are also encouraged to participate in NLA. If you would like to nominate fellows, please complete the form below. Only individuals who are well acquainted with the nominee and can attest to their leadership potential, skills, and abilities should submit a nomination.

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