Seven IAC Staff Join Inclusive Leaders Academy

Posted February 21, 2024

Tracy Kincaid, Andrew McGraw, Kyle Poe, Camille Liverpool, Joshua Smith, Mitzi Williams, and Victoria Thompson will represent Ivan Allen College in the eighth cohort of Georgia Tech's Inclusive Leaders Academy (ILA), joining 66 participants from 30 different departments. Their positions range from career educators to social media specialist to Chair of the School of History and Sociology and more.

The ILA is designed to develop self-awareness, courage, mindfulness, and social intelligence among Georgia Tech faculty and staff. More than 500 participants have graduated from the program since its inception in 2017, and those who complete it earn the title "Culture Champions."

The program is a 16-week immersive learning experience comprising online and instructor-led courses, accumulating an equivalent of 27 hours of learning and practice. The curriculum includes several core components to unlock individual leadership insights while fostering group transformation. 

"We are excited to have another group of people leaders diving into this content together," said Pearl Alexander, the executive director of organizational culture and founder of ILA. "According to feedback, the skills and community developed throughout this program have changed lives for the better." 

"Fostering inclusive leaders who embody our organizational values is paramount to our success," she added. "ILA provides participants with a distinctive opportunity for deep reflection and personal growth." 

Investing in initiatives like the Inclusive Leaders Academy reflects Georgia Tech's mission of fostering an inclusive culture and equipping its leaders with the skills to navigate complex environments. The dedication of Georgia Tech's leaders to this initiative showcases their unwavering commitment to driving positive change within the institution and beyond. 

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