Academic Leadership and Management Institute (ALMI) 2024

Academic Leadership and Management Institute 2024

Greetings and welcome to the Academic Leadership and Management Institute (ALMI) program, part of the Principled Academic Leadership programming presented by the National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics (NCPRE). Our goal is to support your growth as an early career faculty member. 
NCPRE creates and shares resources to support better ethical and leadership practices in academic and other professional contexts. Leadership—and particularly ethical leadership—is central to creating a culture that establishes healthy and productive professional interactions. We equip you with evidence-based tools to support intentional leadership development and institutional integrity.
Your cohort’s presenters are C. K. Gunsalus and Robert Easter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Sarah Mustered, 

Session Five: Capstone Project

Session Date: April 30, 2023

The leadership institute will conclude with the faculty using the knowledge gained throughout the series to develop a comprehensive lab manual/research group handbook.
Slide Deck (For personal use only)

Session Four: Solving Challenges Through Negotiation

Session Date: April 23, 2024
Negotiation is a topic that has been intensely studied and about which a great deal is known. There are teachable, learnable skills that, when applied to your work, can reduce conflict and help you be successful. This program is tailored around knowledge other faculty members find helpful for problem-solving and successful collaborations.

Reference Materials:

Leadership Collection Resources:
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, talks about the use of data in discussions with decision-makers.
Slide Deck (For personal use only)

Session Three: Mentoring Skills and Challenges

Session Date: April 9, 2024





Session Two: Managing Difficult Conversations and Feedback

Session Date: February 27, 2024
Academia is built on the relationships we form with colleagues, staff and trainees. In this session we will cover how to manage conflict and navigate difficult conversations with these individuals. Participants will also go over how to give and receive feedback for different academic roles and complete performance reviews.
LC Resources

Session One: Orientation to Academia as a New Faculty

Session Date: February 6, 2023

This introductory module will overview the program, including discussing academia's written and unwritten rules. The new faculty will be able to consider their leadership strengths and areas of improvement. The topics in this session will include: Becoming a leader in an academic environment, boundaries, and managing yourself. 


  • What characterizes times when you received feedback that were good experiences? How about the bad ones? Record 3-5 examples for each.

Reference Materials:

Tools and Skills