The Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion (LEAP) program began at CU Boulder in 2001, funded by a $3.5 million Institutional Transformation Grant funded by the National Science Foundation and $900,000 in campus support. The following seven years were an effort to strike a balance between research, workshops, and events with the goal to recruit and retain CU Boulder faculty.
With support from Chancellor Phil DiStefano, LEAP has become institutional mainstay for early career faculty at CU Boulder, and its programming is overseen and managed by the Office of Faculty Affairs.
LEAP Introductory Leadership Workshop
This two-day, skills-based workshop for pre-tenured faculty (assistant professors) includes sessions on time management, career development, and cultivating leadership skills presented by tenured faculty, administrators, and professional staff. The workshop is intended to provide participants with a greater understanding of the structure and processes of the campus, and to connect participants with the broader campus community. Working together over the course of the two-day workshop, participants will have an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the campus and realize that they are not "alone" in navigating the tenure path.
LEAP offers the Introductory Leadership Workshop twice a year:
For questions regarding the LEAP Introductory Leadership Workshop, please contact Mimi Engel, Faculty Director for New Faculty Development.