FRN Leadership Initiative

When: Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
Where: Online


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 have closed. Here are the sessions:

Fall 2021

WelcomeWelcome / Overview to the FRN Leadership Initiative
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5–6pm EDT (NYC time)

self-leadershipSelf 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 ClubBook Club
Friday, September 24, 2021, 11am–12pm EDT (NYC time)

nterpersonal LeadershipInterpersonal Leadership (Difficult Conversations / Conflict Management)
Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Global Student Leadership & Engagement Leah Lattimore, NYU
Friday, October 8, 2021, 11am–12:30pm EDT (NYC time)

Myers BriggsMyers-Briggs / CliftonStrengths 34 Diagnostic Review
Friday, October 22, 2021, 11am–12pm EDT (NYC time)

Book ClubBook Club
Friday, November 12, 2021, 11am–12pm EDT (NYC time)

Spring 2022
Book ClubBook Club
Friday, January 28, 2022, 11am–12pm EST (NYC time)
Team LeadershipTeam 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 ClubBook Club
Friday, March 11, 2022, 11am–12pm EST (NYC time)
Systems LeadershipSystems Leadership (Leading Change)
President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Spelman College
Friday, March 25, 2022, 11am–12:30pm EDT (NYC time)
CelebrationReflection 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.