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Components of the Academy Experience

The Triad Model

Using a triad model, Leadership Scholars (Scholar), Leadership Mentors (Mentor), and Faculty Advisors (Faculty) collaboratively work to accomplish program goals and facilitate the Scholar’s achievement of his or her personal leadership progression plan. 

The relationship between the Mentor and Scholar is based upon trust and respect. The Mentor facilitates the Scholar’s self-assessment process, gap analysis, development of a leadership progression plan, and completion of a leadership project.

The Academy Faculty serve as a resource for both the Scholar and Mentor.

Important Dates

  • Applications open: 1 April 2018
  • Applications close: 30 June 2018
  • Scholar notification of acceptance: 20 August 2018
  • Workshop I: 12 – 13 October 2018
  • Site Visit: Determined by Triad
  • Workshop II: 5 – 6 April 2019
  • Project deliverables: 1 November 2019
  • Sigma's biennial convention: 16 - 17 November 2019
    • EEAI activities: 16 - 17 November 2019

Leadership Scholars

  • Attend and actively participate in two (2) intensive two-day leadership development workshops.
  • Plan, design, and facilitate one (1) site visit by the Faculty and Mentor at Scholar's home institution, focusing on the leadership development experience.
  • Develop an individualized leadership progression plan in conjunction with chosen Mentor. Faculty will work with the Scholar and Mentor to facilitate the process.
  • Communicate regularly with Mentor and Faculty in both dyad and triad forums via conference calls, Skype, or other live and/or online formats.
  • Create and implement a leadership project. (Scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate study may not use terminal project and/or dissertation research study for the academy.)
  • Participate in bi-monthly reflective learning activities facilitated by Faculty.
  • Attend academy activities including the Leadership Celebration Dinner and participate in a poster and podium presentation.
  • Participate in academy evaluation activities.
  • Disseminate their academy results via articles, abstract postings in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, and presentations at professional conferences. (Published results are not exclusive to Sigma.)​

Leadership Mentors​

  • Attend and actively participate in two (2) intensive two-day leadership development workshops.  
  • Assist the Scholar with his or her individualized leadership progression plan.
  • Communicate regularly with the Scholar and Faculty in both dyad and triad forums via conference calls, Skype, or other live and/or online formats.
  • Attend academy activities including the Leadership Celebration Dinner at Sigma’s biennial convention.
  • Participate in academy evaluation activities.
  • Participate as a Mentor in only one Sigma academy at a time.  ​
 
 
 
 
 
 

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