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Monique McKay, LL.B, LL.M
Assistant to the President,
University Ombuds
Edward Hall 211
Telephone: 239-590-1022
Fax: 239-590-7407

Dr. Debra Giambo
Faculty Ombuds
Merwin Hall 273


Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Room 211
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

(239) 590-1022, or via TTY: 711
Fax: 239-590-7407

Leadership Enrichment Program


Florida Gulf Coast University


Florida SouthWestern State College

Leadership Enrichment Program

Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College collaborate to provide an interactive leadership program to help staff and faculty enhance leadership competencies and embrace the challenges of leading in a post-secondary environment.

The Leadership Enrichment Program is designed to:

  • Increase self-awareness about individual leadership style, skills, and impact on others;
  • Improve communication, conflict resolution and management skills, and relationship-building skills for inspiring, engaging and motivating other team members;
  • Design a capstone project that demonstrates understandings about the skills learned throughout the program; and
  • Build campus-wide networks and increase understandings, partnerships, and alignment with FGCU’s and FSW’s missions.


The program focuses on five themes:

  • Leaders as models. Great leaders demonstrate excellence and encourage others to follow goals, adopt principles about how others should be treated, and create opportunities for success.
  • Leaders inspire a shared vision. Great leaders have a clear vision about what the future should hold, are passionate about that ideal image, and get others excited about sharing in working towards that vision.
  • Leaders as change agents. Great leaders are innovative, take calculated risks, are strategic decision-makers, and learn from mistakes and failure.
  • Leaders as collaborators. Great leaders are strong team builders and understand the value of respect, strengthening and empowering others, and fostering collaboration.
  • Leaders are principled. Great leaders have strong, positive values and demonstrate principled decision-making and actions.


Session 1 - October 6, 2017 from 9am to 4pm @FSW U119-120 - Team Building and Introduction to Project

Session 2 - October 27, 2017 from 9 - noon @FGCU Edward Hall 210 - Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

Session 3 - November 17, 2017 from 9am - noon @FSW U102 - Leadership Qualities; Understanding Your Style and Your Impact on Others

Session 4 - December 8, 2017 from 9am - noon @FGCU Sugden Hall 2201 - Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills

Session 5 - January 19, 2018 from 9am - noon @FSW U102 - Understanding Higher Education; Financial, Legislative and Legal Considerations

Session 6 - February 16, 2018 from 9am - noon @FGCU Cohen Center 213 - The Importance of Community Engagement and Building Relationships

Session 7 - March 16, 2018 from 9am - noon @FSW J103 - Student Engagement and Understanding the Academic Operations of a University

Session 8 - April 6, 2018 from 9am - noon @FGCU Cohen Center 213 - Wrap up; Presentation of Projects


Program participants must:

  • Be a full-time employee at Florida Gulf Coast University or Florida Southwest State College;
  • Have at least a Bachelor's degree; Master's or other higher degree preferred;
  • Make a commitment to attend all sessions of the program; and
  • Have permission from their supervisor to participate in the program.

Selection Criteria:

Participants have been selected for the 2017 - 2018 year.   


For more information contact Monique McKay, Florida Gulf Coast University Ombuds & Assistant to the President at or 239-590-1022


Susan Bronstein, Director of Human Resources at Florida SouthWestern State College at or 239-489-9357