ACC Leadership Academy

The ACC Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for full-time faculty and staff members. Participants are chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the college, potential for professional growth, and long-term goals. Academy participants will attend monthly meetings and complete a group project related to their area of interest. 

Program Overview- 

  • Applications are accepted once a year.
  • Once accepted into the program, participants will attend a mandatory retreat.
  • Individuals will a participate in a group project in the last 3 months of the academy. The project should be innovative, self sustainable and relevant to the ACC community. 
  • Participants will attend monthly full day skill building sessions. In order to remain in program, participants must attend 80% of sessions.

Eligibility- 

Participants who are full time staffing table employees (Faculty and Staff) and have two consecutive performance evaluations by June 1, 2021. 

Application Requirements-

 A completed application will consist of; 

  • An application checklist
  • A letter of interest, stating why you want to be in the leadership academy
  • A current resume
  • One letter of support from your supervisor
  • One letter of support from a coworker that can speak to your leadership potential/qualities
  • Two consecutive and recent work evaluations. 
  • Signed Applicant and Supervisor Statement


Important Dates:

Applications open - May 3, 2021 - June 4, 2021

  • Notification to Applicants - BY July 16th, 2021
  • Board Introduction-TBA
  • Coffee Break - September 10, 2021
  • Opening Retreat - September 17, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Cohort Introduction at General Assembly - TBA
  • 1st Class Day - Friday, October 22, 2021

*Class days will typically fall on the third Friday of each month (except for the December 10th class)

Required Materials: DUE June 4, 2021

All materials need to be submitted via Google application document by June 4, 2021

Please have all documents ready before combining them in a single PDF**
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Required materials attached to the Google application form in a SINGLE PDF
Please attach all of the following materials to your Google application in the order listed below.
Please contact Nicole Bell @ nbell2@austincc.edu if you have questions. 

A. Application Checklist 

B. Signed Applicant and Supervisor Statements  

C.  Interest Letter 

D. Resume

E.  Endorsement Letters (Click below for link to form)
      Supervisor endorsement letter
      Coworker endorsement letter

F. Two recent Evaluations-(2018/2019 or 2019/2020) PEP for Staff/Faculty Evaluation Summary for Faculty (Questions? contact ckeel@austincc.edu)