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Nurturing Professional Growth and Leadership

The range of opportunities for Kent State employees to build a repertoire of professional skills has grown significantly in the last five years. The Division of Human Resources continues to build a diverse catalog of professional-development workshops and courses, many of which are offered online.

To build a corps of employees equipped to lead positive change, the university launched an in-house Institute for Excellence that is overseen by the Division of Human Resources. The selective, yearlong program provides established and emerging leaders from throughout the university with education, training and tools to hone skills from talent management to financial literacy.

The Provost's Fellowships offer an opportunity for faculty members to become faculty leaders. The fellowship positions allow mid-career and senior faculty members to develop administrative leadership skills by serving half-time for one semester in an administrative role in the Office of the Provost.