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Blaze Leadership Academy

BlazeAcademy LOGOBlaze Leadership Academy prepares high potential faculty and staff to take on positions of senior leadership and become the stewards of UAB’s future. The program includes — assessments and feedback, team projects, expert speakers and panels, case studies, peer-to-peer consultation and networking opportunities.



Nomination Process

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: Candidate manages a team or a major program, and has been at UAB for at least one year.
  • Capability: Candidate performs exceptionally well in his or her current role.
  • Potential: Candidate is seen as someone who will continue to advance at UAB, and has demonstrated a commitment to growth and development opportunities.
  • Collaborative Role: Candidate's broader exposure to UAB would enable him or her to be more effective.

For more information about the Blaze Leadership Academy, contact Organizational Development Manager Gerriann Fagan at 205-934-3955 or email gerriann@uab.edu.