Next Generation 2.0

In keeping with the IUPUI Strategic Plan and goals to retain and develop a diverse pool of talent to lead the institution into the future, a leadership development initiative, Next Generation 2.0, was announced in January 2015. IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 is an intensive nine-month leadership development program designed to prepare faculty and professional staff who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations for positions of leadership and opportunities for advancement at IUPUI and in higher education. The project was co-created by Karen E. Bravo, professor of law and associate dean for graduate studies and international affairs, and Gina Sanchez Gibau, associate professor of anthropology and associate vice chancellor for faculty diversity and inclusion, who were inspired to propose the idea after attending the HERS Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. The program also builds upon and expands an earlier leadership program that was held at IUPUI in 2009, "Next Generation @ IUPUI." Kathleen Grove, director of the IUPUI Office for Women, serves as a co-leader.

The program seeks to address the need for a more diverse pool of leadership talent at IUPUI in the ranks of mid-level and upper administration as envisioned by the Strategic Plan. This program directly addresses campus Strategic Plan goals to "develop our faculty and staff" and to "promote an inclusive campus climate."

Candidates should be mid-career faculty or professional staff interested in seeking leadership opportunities at IUPUI or professional development to enhance their current roles. Candidates can be self-nominated or recommended by deans and department/unit supervisors.

Participants will engage in a curriculum that will prepare them to step into and/or create leadership opportunities in their units and schools. Subject matter experts are drawn from IUPUI, IU and also nationally to present the curriculum. A variety of instructional formats are included such as small group dialogues, case studies, skill-building exercises, and lecture. Participants also identify, plan, and implement a capstone project either individually or in groups that responds to an identified need of their department, the IUPUI campus or the Indianapolis community.

Fees are paid by the unit with a match from the Office of Academic Affairs. The cost to the unit is $1500. Applications are available through the Office for Women.

2015-2016 Cohort Members

2016-2017 Cohort Members

2017-2018 Cohort Members

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