New SUU Alumni Leadership Certificate Program Lifts the Leader Within

Published: September 30, 2022 | Author: Susie Knudsen | Read Time: 2 minutes

Cedar City, UT – In conjunction with homecoming, Southern Utah University (SUU) announces a new professional leadership program designed for alumni, friends and community members. Beginning mid October, the new Alumni Leadership Academy (ALA) is an online, six-week certificate designed to develop technical and transformational skills. Participants will have the opportunity to learn with SUU President Mindy Benson, campus administrators and esteemed alumni who exemplify leadership across the country in their chosen field of work.

Offered in partnership with the SUU Alumni and the Community and Professional Development offices, ALA is one of four leadership programs comprising the university’s professional SUU Leadership Institute. The institute was established in 2018 for further developing and elevating individuals in their careers.

“Great leaders seek out opportunities to learn, grow and improve, and help their teams do the same,” said President Mindy Benson, regarding the ALA.

Central to the course will be the opportunity to develop individual leadership identity. Other content will include: teambuilding, engaging in difficult conversations, fostering a culture of creativity, enhancing diversity and building healthy organizations. Additionally, participants will be presented with networking opportunities and chances to engage with fellow SUU alumni.

The launch of this program is dynamically aligned with President Mindy Benson's inauguration, SUU Homecoming, and the university's 125th Anniversary Celebration. Members also have the opportunity to attend the One Utah Summit, held Oct. 11-13, providing them a chance to learn and network with other established and emerging leaders in the state.

SUU’s Community and Professional Development department offers opportunities for adults to elevate their careers, stay competitive in the workforce and further develop as leaders. Located in the world’s best backyard, Southern Utah University is known as the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several national monuments, outdoor recreational areas and educational partnerships with the National Park Service. Reach your next career peak with SUU by visiting

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