FRN Leadership Initiative

When: Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
Where: Online

Call for Applications

Proposal Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11:59pm EDT (NYC time)




The FRN Leadership Initiative will prepare emerging leaders to transform their own campuses by getting them to recognize opportunities to lead up, down, and sideways. This program will also build a leadership community across the FRN for continuing leaders who want to facilitate change and maximize collaboration within and between institutions. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to contribute to the transformation of the higher education ecosystem.

The grant for this initiative requires that participants teach or lead in the core humanities and arts disciplines or from departments strongly inflected by the humanities, such as communication, geography, or anthropology, whose work is primarily based on cultural/historical analysis.

For this inaugural series, we will accept up to 24 participants. The official launch of this virtual program is Fall 2021. The duration of the entire program will be over two semesters, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Applications close on Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11:59pm EDT (NYC time). You will be notified no later than, Friday, August 13, 2021, if your application is accepted. Here are the sessions:

Fall 2021

  • Welcome / Overview to the FRN Leadership Initiative
    Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5-6pm EDT (NYC time)
  • Self Leadership (Values of Leadership / What are your Core Values?)
    Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Howell, the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao
    Friday, September 10, 2021, 11am – 12:30pm EDT (NYC time)
  • Book Club
    Friday, September 24, 2021, 11am – 12pm EDT (NYC time)
  • Interpersonal Leadership (Difficult Conversations / Conflict Management)
    Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Global Student Leadership & Engagement Leah Lattimore, NYU
    Friday, Oct 8, 2021, 11am – 12:30pm EDT (NYC time)
  • Myers-Briggs Diagnostic Review
    Friday, October 22, 2021, 11am – 12pm EDT (NYC time)
  • Book Club
    Friday, Nov 12, 2021, 11am – 12pm EDT (NYC time)

Spring 2022

  • Book Club
    Friday, January 28, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST (NYC time)
  • Team Leadership (Building High-Performing Teams that Learn and Adapt)
    Associate Provost Rosalie Richards, Stetson University
    Friday, February 25, 2022, 11-12:30pm EST (NYC time)
  • Book Club
    Friday, March 11, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST (NYC time)
  • Systems Leadership (Leading Change)
    President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Spelman College
    Friday, March 25, 2022, 11am-12:30pm EDT (NYC time)
  • Reflection and Celebration
    Friday, April 8, 2022, 11am – 12pm EDT (NYC time)

Please note the Self Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership, and Systems Leadership dates are subject to change. However, the other dates and times are fixed.

FRN Leadership Initiative Book Club Series Pilots – Spring 2021

Applications have closed.

  • The four, book club pilot dates for Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time were on Fridays at 11am–noon EDT (NYC time) on May 21, June 11, and June 18, 2021 and at 10-11am on June 4.
  • The four, book club pilot dates for Brené Brown’s Dare To Lead were on Fridays at 2–3 pm EST (NYC time) on February 5 & 26, March 19, and April 9.