The Next Level Academy kicks off on August 17th, 2015!

The Academy launches in August with a series of assessment activities to establish a baseline for your development growth.
This is followed by our online development lab (September – May) which provides an interactive learning experience with faculty, your cohort of peers, and experienced veterans from the coaching and administrative ranks.  Each month’s online session will include modules related to both leadership and athletic program development (see agenda below).
Valuable education and resources related to your career development will be available in the online lab the entire time beginning in September.
The program concludes in June with an onsite celebration and interactive learning experience unlike any you have seen before.
Each monthly session will require 3-4 hours of your active engagement.
Leadership Development
  • August:  Introduction / Leadership Assessment
  • September: Behavioral Styles & Coaching Styles
  • October: Developing Adaptive Capacity I: Diagnosis of Leadership Challenges
  • January: Developing Adaptive Capacity III: Influencing Positive Progress
  • January: Motivating Teams and Individuals
  • February: Managing Conflict
  • March: Ethics and Decision Making
  • April: Crisis Management
  • June: Onsite program at IUPUI, June 6-8, 2016
Athletic Program Development
  • August:  Introduction / On-line Simulation
  • September: Developing a Coaching Philosophy
  • October: Establishing & Maintaining a Program Culture
  • November / December: Developing Adaptive Capacity II: Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • February: Hiring, Integrating & Aligning a Staff
  • March: Recruiting, Retaining & Inspiring Student-Athletes
  • April: Branding, Marketing & Communicating Your Program
  • May: Fundraising, Budgeting & Fiscal Responsibility
  • June: Onsite program at IUPUI, June 6-8, 2016
Career Development
  • August:  Introduction / Network Mapping Activity
  • All modules accessible beginning in September:
    • Building a Reputation & Identity
    • Establishing & Growing Networks of Help
    • Seeking, Interviewing & Negotiating Jobs
  • June: Onsite program at IUPUI, June 6-8, 2016

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