Executive Education

Application Process

Submission Deadlines

Application materials should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness (VMH 2516K) no later than June 30, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Please submit materials physically or via e-mail to: hr@rhsmith.umd.edu. Please ensure that the documents are scanned to show all necessary signatures.

Application Materials

Supervisor’s nomination and strong letter of support

The supervisor and/or senior leader’s letter of support should be in Microsoft Word format and include the following:

  • A strong recommendation for your staff member's participation
  • A description of how your staff member will add value to the departmental unit or college
  • High commitment to the Robert H. Smith School of Business, its purpose and values

Official application to include a written statement of interest from the employee (500 words or less)

The written statement of interest must include the following:

  • A description of how your participation will add value to the department, division or college, and the university
  • A description of how the academy will add value to your professional endeavors
  • A description of your current and past experiences along with your significant professional accomplishments

Official Application Form

Robert H. Smith School of Business Employees Only:

  1. Verify with your supervisor that you are eligible to participate in the UMD-Smith Leadership Academy (See Eligibility Criteria)
  2. Complete and submit application materials by the application deadline to Smith School Human Resources at hr@rhsmith.umd.edu. For questions, contact bsalters@rhsmith.umd.edu.
  3. Application must be completed and signed by applicant, supervisor and/or senior leader
  4. The Leadership Academy Selection Committee will review applications and make participant selections based on selection criteria.