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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 May 2021. 


Administrative Professional Conference (APC)


ODE Admin Professionals Conference
Save The Date: Administrative Professionals Conference


Join us for two fun-filled virtual half-days of learning!

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Join us for the first Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) on April 14 & 15, 2021.  Let's celebrate YOU!

We created this event to provide administrative professionals with the opportunity for professional development specifically for them. These topics will provide tools for administrative professionals to use in their everyday tasks. And best yet - the cost is FREE!

The day will include training on leadership, emotional intelligence, and the multi-generational workplace.

  • Learn how to increase your productivity
  • Increase leadership capability
  • Gain a wealth of new strategies, skills, and solutions to use right away
  • Recharge your batteries and reward yourself
  • Prizes!

Administrative Professionals Conference 2021
April 14, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:45am
April 15, 2021 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The conference will be held via the Zoom Webinar platform.
Please note: you can register for both days or just one, depending on your scheduling needs.

Administrative Professionals Conference Agenda

Register here for Day 1

Day 1 Schedule

9:00 - 9:10am - Introduction of the Chancellor
Dr. R Mark Miles - Senior Director of Organizational Development & Engagement

9:10 - 9:30am - Welcome
Chancellor Lesa Roe

9:30 – 10:30 AM - My Professional Journey
Dr. Donna Asher - Associate Vice Chancellor/Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer - UNT System

10:30 – 10:45 AM - Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM - Emotional Intelligence
Dr. David Farmer - Director Interprofessional Education and Practice, Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Clinical Executive SaferCare Texas - UNT HSC

Dr. Susan Franks - Associate Professor Family Medicine - UNT HSC


Register here for Day 2

Day 2 Schedule

1:00 – 2:00 PM - Leading From Where You Are
Dr. Jamaica Chapple - Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Success Initiatives - UNT System

2:00 – 2:15 PM - Break

2:15 - 3:15 - Multi-generational Workplace
Damian Torres - Director, Multicultural Center, UNT

3:15 – 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Learning Reflection, Final Words, Prize Information
Dr. R. Mark Miles - Senior Director of Organizational Development & Engagement


Foundational Leadership Academy (FLA) Cohort 1

Thirty-five applicants were selected from a pool of 124 UNT World applicants. We will host a FLA cohort 2 in Fall 2021. Here is the FLA cohort 1 participant list:



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