What is the LEAD Academy?

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The Academy is an intensive one-semester program, with a follow-up group project. The Academy is scheduled from August through December each year and consists of an 11-week, 13-session term. The first meeting is held at the UCLA Sunset Village Conference Center in Westwood. This two-and-a-half day live-in session at the beginning of the program provides a relaxed and informal atmosphere, which sets the stage for the process of learning and exchange of ideas throughout the program. Following the retreat, participants will commit to meet throughout the fall semester. Sessions are held on the Long Beach City College campuses. 

The Academy teaches faculty and staff to think beyond their own areas and work as a team to foster stronger relationships and advance institutional goals by focusing on the following key areas:

  • Increasing broad-based institutional knowledge, and an integrated view of the college.
  • Enhancing communication and inclusiveness.
  • Learning effective team-building skills.

The LEAD Academy is perfect for faculty, classified staff, and management team members who want to increase their institutional knowledge and professional skills and Long Beach City College welcomes all those who wish to grow professionally and personally as we strive to help our students achieve success in their lives.