Frequently Asked Questions

How am I notified of ALA programs and opportunities?

Email invitations are issued to eligible academic staff for participation in programs and events.  A number of our programs are “open programs” available to all full time academic staff;  other programs are intended for specific audiences, such as the Deans’ program. Contact us at for more information.

How do I obtain my Certificate of Completion for an ALA program for my Academic Performance Report?

Certificates of Completion are available for several of the ALA programs including Personal Effectiveness in the Academy, the Leadership Primer 2.0 and the Leadership Challenge: Foundations in Leadership.  To be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, you have to have participated in all required sessions. Contact if you are missing a Certificate of Completion.

Where can I find resources and tools to support my academic leadership development?

A D2L site has been established to curate resources for ALA participants. If you have attended an ALA event in the last 12 months, you will have been provisioned with access to this site. Otherwise, please email

Who can I talk to about leadership development opportunities?

Karen Chown, Director of Academic Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness, leads the ALA program.  Reach out to Karen and she’d be happy to chat with you.

Can I arrange a workshop or programming for my team, faculty or department?

While we encourage you to take advantage of the existing programming available to you, we can provide some customized programming. Contact Karen Chown for more information.