Executive Leadership Academy

About ELA

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds, who are currently serving in administrative positions in higher education, and who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

The sessions focus on 26 Executive Leadership Skills that are essential to serving as successful higher education administrators, with topics on shifts in higher education and higher education leadership, changing funding sources and expectations, new requisite multicultural competencies, risk management, governing board relations, fundraising, and many more. This Academy will prepare current and future leaders to appreciate the multicultural and global dynamics of higher education by promoting key critical thinking skills, leadership, and strategic planning for higher education officials.

2023 ELA Sessions 

We are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for:

VIRTUAL SESSION ONE: July 10-18, 2023 | 9am - 3pm PST (Monday - Friday only)

VIRTUAL SESSION TWO: July 31 - August 8, 2023| 9am - 3pm PST (Monday - Friday only)

Be sure to submit your application ASAP to ensure your participation in the program!

Tuition & Hotel Fees

 The tuition fee for the virtual ELA program is $7,900. This includes: all program materials and a certificate of completion from UC Berkeley. 

ELA Fellowships for Ukrainian Leaders

For more information, please use the following link: ELA Fellowships for Ukraine

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Congratulations to the Founding Fellows of the ELA at Shiv Nadar University, India Program!

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2021 Executive Leadership Academy July Cohort

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