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In May each year, senior leaders and Blaze alumni are invited to nominate faculty and staff to participate in the Blaze Leadership Academy. Nominees are invited to submit applications, which are then reviewed and rated by a committee. Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Experience- manages a team or a major program, and has been at UAB for two years or more
  • Capability- performs exceptionally well in current role
  • Potential- is seen as someone who will continue to advance at UAB, and has demonstrated a commitment to growth and development opportunities
  • Collaborative role- broader exposure to UAB would enable him or her to be more effective