NIU aspires to develop a workplace culture that provides opportunities for growth and collaboration, supports individual/team success and prioritizes professional development. NIU is also committed to building shared leadership at organizational, team and individual levels.
The Staff Professional Development Academy is a yearlong, cohort style program that both promotes professional development and creates a network of leaders across campus. We aim to have diverse cohorts with representation across campus and encourage staff at all levels to apply.
If selected to participate, you’ll:
You’ll attend in-person meetings once per month during the fall and spring semesters. You’ll also attend monthly meetings with your mentor.
If you’re a permanent, 12-month, SPS or civil service employee, you’re eligible to apply (except SPS with rank or tenure). Supervisors can also nominate employees to be invited to apply.
You should have:
A call for applications is sent out by the Office of the President each spring. The application includes:
To apply for the 2023-2024 cohort, please complete the application form. Supervisors may also nominate employees they think would benefit from the program. Please note the deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2023.
Chief Strategy Officer,
Liaison to the Board of Trustees