Dr. Jayant Anand, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at UW-Barron County, is one of 20 new members chosen to participate in the Academy for Leadership and Innovation Class 11. The Academy for Leadership and Innovation is designed for faculty, academic staff, and classified staff working in UW-Extension and UW Colleges, as well as those with extension appointments at other UW institutions and in Wisconsin counties.
Through a series of five sessions over the course of one year, participants will experience a variety of learning activities related to major policy, management and leadership issues facing outreach and higher education in Wisconsin. Participants will be responsible for completing readings, assignments and other projects that demonstrate their leadership capabilities. Academy members will participate in leadership assessment and leadership skill-building activities, give presentations on major leadership theorists, and choose to participate in a mentoring program.
The Academy for Leadership and Innovation is a model leadership program whose graduates emerge with a multidimensional perspective and competence needed to meet the challenges of a constantly changing environment, to think strategically, and to act collaboratively as they serve the educational needs of Wisconsin residents.
Dr. Anand joined the UW-BC faculty in fall 2008 and teaches all anthropology and sociology courses at the campus. During the 2013-2014 academic year he is serving as the chairperson of the campus Curriculum Committee and the University of Wisconsin Colleges’ Institutional Review Board. He also acts as an advisor to student organizations.