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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: For supervisors within their first year of supervising within UNT World.

  • UNT-Denton – Current Cohort In progress: Will resume June 2020 in a blended, virtual format
  • HSC – Target Launch through blended, virtual format: Summer 2020
  • UNT-Dallas - Target Launch through blended, virtual format: Summer 2020

Foundational Leadership Academy: For any individual, who wants to grow and enhance their leadership skills.

  • Target goal to roll out a blended, virtual program in the Fall 2020…this is tentative as we are adjusting the program to be effective in this format.  Please watch the ODE Newsletter Email for update.

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.