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Leadership Development

ODE is transitioning all face-to-face leadership cohort programs to blended learning consisting of both Live Sessions via Zoom and On-Demand sessions (pre-recorded webinars).  While we do not believe this approach replaces the advantages of face-to-face interaction, discussion, and networking, we believe it is an effective approach to continue developing our employees during COVID-19.  Continued professional development is still a priority for all employees. Therefore, we will offer blended virtual learning opportunities through the Fall 2020. 

New Supervisor Orientation

We are currently accepting applications for NSO for each campus.  The program is for supervisors within their first year of supervising within UNT World and is designed to help supervisors excel in their roles.  Qualified supervisors should receive an email from Organizational Development & Engagement (ODE) about the program. If you did not receive an email about the program and are interested, please contact us at

Foundational Leadership Academy (FLA): APPLY TODAY FOR PROGRAM

Organizational Development & Engagement (ODE) is seeking participants for the inaugural UNT World cohort of our premier leadership program: The Foundational Leadership Academy (FLA). FLA seeks to enhance and improve individuals’ leadership skills as they advance in their career journey. 
Applicants must be fulltime employees who demonstrate strong leadership characteristics in the workplace indicating they would be a great performer in a leadership role (High Performer/High Potential).

Please review the attached catalog for program requirements and expectations of participants, schedule of meeting dates/times, and listing of the program curriculum. This program will be conducted 100% virtually allowing individuals the opportunity to network and bond with leaders from across UNT World.

If interested, please click on the link below to submit your application.  All applications with supervisor approval will be submitted to each campus to allow leadership to make the final decision on who is selected. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 1.  Participants will be notified if they have been selected Friday, October 9.
Click here to review catalog (schedule & requirements) before applying.  Click here to apply.  On the application under the Training Information section, use the drop-down menu to select Foundational Leadership Academy (FLA). 

Questions should be emailed to

Administrative Professional Conference (APC) 2021

ODE was extremely disappointed that our 2020 conference had to be canceled in March.  Registration for this conference filled to capacity within 30 minutes of being advertised, so we recognize the importance and need for this conference. Our current goal is to host an in-person conference with a larger participant capacity for April 2021. However, we will monitor COVID-19 conditions and will make a decision by November if it can be held in-person.  If ODE cannot host an in-person conference, we will develop and host a virtual Administrative Professional Conference in April 2021, so mark your calendar for April 2021 because ODE will host APC either in-person or virtually!


**System employees are encouraged to participate in any leadership development opportunity at the campus of their choice.