IISAGE Leadership & Professional Development Academy

Communication, leadership, and teamwork were identified by the National Academies as “soft skills” essential for STEM graduates that tend to be overlooked. To address this deficit, IISAGE offers a “Leadership & Professional Development Academy” certificate annually, in development with the UAB Collat School of Business Director of Professional Education, Dr. Cori Miller Perdue. Dr. Perdue’s team trains employees in leadership, communication, and teamwork for various businesses. The purpose of this Academy is to provide a cohesive and comprehensive program that offers development opportunities for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. The interactive sessions target five strategic competencies: Leadership, Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration, Management, and Entrepreneurship.

Program Overview

This Academy includes 5 interactive workshop sessions with experiential learning activities designed to identify and strengthen leadership and professional skills. Each live-online session will be approximately 2 hours. Participants are nominated from the 8 IISAGE academic institutions. If the nomination is accepted, participants must register to attend and actively participate in all 5 sessions.


Self nominations are accepted!!!


Once your nomination has been accepted, you will receive registration instructions via email from the Professional Education Program at the Collat School of Business.


For additional program information, please direct your questions to our program manager Jordan Favors.

Jordan Favors
Program Manager – IISAGE
Phone: (205) 975-0170
Email: jfavors7@uab.edu

For additional information on the Collat School of Business Professional Education Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit www.uab.edu/business/home/programs/professional-education