NYU Management Fellows

Inaugural NYU Management Fellows cohort at June 25, 2018 project presentation and program graduation

Next-Level Leadership Development

Sponsored by Executive Vice President Martin Dorph, NYU Management Fellows is a cohort-based program for 24 mid-level, high potential administrators who wish to pursue leadership development to prepare themselves for next-level roles within NYU. The initiative focuses on building leadership skills and enterprise-wide thinking by providing opportunities for administrators to work on strategic projects, coupled with structured learning modules.

Nomination Process

The nomination period for the 2021 cohort will open in mid-January until February 10. Chosen participants will be notified in mid-March and the program will begin in April.

Individuals within Bands 53 and 54 are invited to self-nominate by completing this form (must be logged into NYU Home – contact NYU's IT Service Desk with any access issues) then submitting these materials to nyumanagementfellows@nyu.edu:

  • Letter of interest explaining your interest and/or expertise on the assigned project
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation (preferably from your direct supervisor)

Note to supervisors: The success of NYU Management Fellows depends largely on the time commitment by participants to fully engage. Participation requires a time commitment of approximately 20 hours per month. Your support of your employee's participation is critical to their success in the program.

Team projects:

  • Employee Resource Group and Staff Mobility Initiative
  • Remote Work Options of the Future
  • Faculty Onboarding
  • Charting Award Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Student Success

Program Goals

  • Build and retain a highly qualified and diverse internal pipeline of administrators and prepare them for next-level roles
  • Provide opportunities for administrators to contribute to University-wide change management projects and initiatives
Calendar and Cost

  • Prior to submitting their self-nomination, participants should ensure availability on, at minimum, the following dates (subject to change) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: April 14-15 and 21-22, May 12-13, June 16-17, July 14-15, August 18-19, September 15-16, October 6-7, November 17-18, and December 15-16

  • We recognize there has been significant cost containment required across the University and remain mindful to keep expenses low for participation – for 2021, it is anticipated that the school or unit of each participant will pay an estimated $650 to cover program materials, assessments, and graduation
Program Structure

  1. Applied Learning

  2. Structured Learning Modules

  3. Multi-Rater 360 Assessment

View full learning component descriptions below:

Component 1: Applied Learning Change Management Project

Each participant will be assigned to a cohort and a change management project or initiative of strategic importance to the University. The applied learning team projects for the 2021 cohort are:

Employee Resource Group and Staff Mobility Initiative
  • Sponsors: Administrative Management Council, Office of Global Inclusion, University Human Resources
  • Executive Sponsor: Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation
  • Project Lead: Monroe France, Associate Vice President, Global Inclusive Strategic Leadership and Engagement and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

The project team will focus on the development of short- and long-term strategies for and implementation of executive-sponsored employee resource groups at NYU. Learn more.

Remote Work Options of the Future
  • Sponsor: University Human Resources
  • Executive Sponsor: Sabrina Ellis, Vice President, Human Resources
  • Project Lead: Stephanie Black Allen, Assistant Vice President, Talent, Learning, and Organizational Development

The project team will examine the continuing evolution to future work trends, explore what this means for University employees, and make recommendations for practices and processes for long-term employee engagement and organizational effectiveness.

Component 2: Structured Learning Modules

Instructing the learning modules and offering leadership remarks to the cohort is an invited teaching team comprised of thought leaders across the senior administration of NYU. Sessions are developed to enhance understanding of leadership principles and broaden familiarity with key University functions:

  • The Role of the Leader at NYU
    • Characteristics of Successful Leaders
    • Leading Projects in Higher Education
    • Leading Transformational Change in Higher Education
    • Communicating with Influence
  • Finance in Higher Education
  • Law in Higher Education
  • Government Relations in Higher Education
  • Human Resources and Leadership in Higher Education
  • Global Higher Education
  • Enrollment Management
  • Developing Campus Environments
  • Data and Analytics for Institutional and Program Performance
  • Research in Higher Education
  • Technology to Enhance Business Process
  • Ethical Leadership and Decision Making

Component 3: Assessments

Each participant completes self-assessments, receives multi-rater, 360 degree feedback, and receives one-on-one coaching to help build self-awareness of workstyle.