October 26, 2020
For the past fourteen years the CTETE Leadership Development Committee has been administering the Twenty-First Century Leader Associates (TCLA) program. This initiative was developed to facilitate a sense of community and provide activities and resources for scholarly and professional development opportunities for groups of early career technology education faculty. The success of the TCLA program was recognized by the ITEEA board as they determined what course of action was needed to implement a leadership development component of the strategic plan for ITEEA. A decision was made to join efforts and develop a 21st Century Leadership Academy (21st CLA) with the support of the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Education (FTEE) Gerrish Fund.
The aim of this program is to help technology and engineering educators gain additional skills to better deal with issues of performance, how systems and associations work, the role of finance in decision making, and how to merge ideas and ambitions in a positive manner. The 21st CLA program will provide a balance of practical and inspirational ideas to individuals who want to be leaders in the association and profession.
This is a program designed to create tomorrow's most successful and respected technology and engineering leaders, consultants, and strategic thinkers. This program incorporates knowledge and experiences from education leaders and other experts using practical and innovative advice on how leaders make a difference. Participants will be involved in important dialogue using the best wisdom from experts and practitioners across sectors.
This program is for the serious educator who wants to learn additional leadership skills to become a more effective leader in the technology and engineering profession. The program participant expectations are high and involvement in the profession after the formal program is required. The one year initial involvement in the program is only the beginning of an expectation for the participant to progress and practice their skills by leading others. One of the purposes of this program is to provide initial experiences to potential leaders so that they can evolve to become the next generation of leaders in the profession. Participants are expected to make this program a priority professional experience and actively participate in all planned activities.
It is our hope that participants set a goal of becoming a Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE). The DTE program requires a person to be an active leader in the field for a minimum of 10 years. This means that not only will participants receive professional development, but they will also be expected to be involved afterwards in association and professional development work.
Previous 21st Century Leadership Academy Cohorts
Application process and list of expectations
Application for the 21st CLA program involves completing the nomination form and providing 2 letters of reference and a current resume or curriculum vitae. If accepted, participants are expected to fulfill the following requirements:
21st Century Leadership Academy
FTEE / ITEEA / CTETE
Please complete this form to be considered as a nominee for the 2021 class of the 21st Century Leadership Academy by January 15, 2021. Submit along with 2 letters of reference and current resume or curriculum vitae to Roger Hill; Rivers Crossing Bldg. 209; 850 College Station Road; University of Georgia; Athens, GA 30602, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: PDF format submission preferred)
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