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2019-20 LEP Application

What is it?

The UCF Leadership Empowerment Program provides leadership development opportunities for program scholars to gain career enhancing skills and leadership experiences in today’s dynamic higher educational environment.


Who is eligible?

Employees from under-represented minority identities, such as women, people of color and LGBTQ, who have worked at UCF in a full-time USPS, A&P, or Faculty position for at least three years from their date of employment by July 1 of the current year are eligible to apply for the Leadership Empowerment Program.


What are the Benefits?

  • During the year-long program, monthly seminars are hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Key administrators, as well as state or national leadership development or subject-area experts, present to the group.
  • A Professional Development Grant is awarded to participating scholars to use toward the professional activity of their choice.
  • A mentor is assigned to further develop LEP scholars’ professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as a means of reaching their career goals.
  • LEP scholars organize, sponsor, and implement a Leadership Institute each spring semester.
  • Career planning is an integral part of the program. Building a professional portfolio and completing a career map presentation are core assignments. Scholars are able to network with the most talented leaders within the university.
  • A graduation reception is held during the Spring Semester to celebrate successful program completion.
  • Those who successfully complete LEP are entitled to a waiver of posting for a UCF position. LEP graduates have become Vice-Presidents, Provosts, Directors, and other high-level administrators at various institutions of higher education. Although there is no guarantee that scholars will receive promotions, the Leadership Enhancement Program has helped many higher education professionals achieve their goals.


When is the deadline for application?

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 9, 2018. Please note, one of the requirements for participation in the Leadership Empowerment Program is attendance at all sessions. Session dates are:

  • August 9, 2018
  • August 10, 2018
  • September 7, 2018
  • October 5, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • November 30, 2018
  • January 25, 2019
  • February 22, 2019
  • April 12, 2019

Additionally, Scholars conduct the Leadership Institute (required) scheduled for March 28, 2019. Graduation for LEP is tentatively scheduled for April 19, 2019.


Please upload your resume, essay, supervisor support form, supervisor letter of recommendation, high-resolution headshot photo.

Please download the supervisor support form and submit via the file upload below.

Supervisor Support Form

2018-2019 application form for prospective LEP scholars.
  • Eligibility

    To the extent that you are comfortable, please share with us at least one area in which you identify as a minority and specify your classification(s) in the appropriate field(s) below so that we can assess LEP your eligibility. Please put N/A for any fields that you do not intend to respond to.
  • Areas of Interest

    Many of the following topics will be covered in our LEP seminars. Please select your five most important topics to you in your career development.
  • Biography

    Please type your biography.
  • Essay

    Draft an essay about your current work situation, your career goals, and your expectation from a leadership empowerment program. In your essay please discuss: 1.The programs, activities, and services for which you are responsible. 2.The two most important challenges you face in your current position. 3.Your educational background and educational goals. 4.Your short-term and ultimate career goals in higher education. 5.Those skills and experiences you believe will aid you in taking the next step in your career path.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload: - Resume - Essay - Supervisor support form - Supervisor letter of recommendation - High-resolution headshot photo Please note the total file size is 50MB
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On behalf of the Latino Faculty & Staff Association, join us as we host a webinar presented by the 2017 NASPA Region I Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 12pm-1pm.  The webinar will be streamed in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Classroom located in Classroom Building 1 at the Orlando Campus.

Below is a description of the webinar:


Wednesday, August 2nd 12pm-1pm EST

This webinar will give everyone a foundation on where the terms Latinx, Latin@, and Latina/o come from. All participants will have a better sense of what these terms mean. Participants will also have an opportunity to dialogue with panelists through a facilitated discussion, to develop their perspective and hear from others. This is intended as an educational opportunity to build a foundation around these terms, in order to foster inclusivity within our community. Allies are welcome!


Please email Justin Andrade to RSVP.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to support our Latina/o/x students and campus community. Feel free to bring your lunch!


Check out this semester’s Unity Star for the Fall 2016 workshop and training schedule

Please see this semester’s Unity Star for the Fall 2016 training schedule. For registration instructions and detailed workshops descriptions, visit https://diversity.ucf.edu/training/this-semester. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. Please note that locations vary. Other opportunities for diversity workshops may be scheduled by calling the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (407) 823-6479 or by emailing diverse@ucf.edu.

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