Administrators Workshop

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts presents

The Sixteenth Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators 
Mentoring for Leadership in Mission

Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee
October 8 - 9, 2105

Registration Is Now Closed


J. Bradley Creed


Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina


Denise Doyle

 Provost Emerita

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas


Mentoring for Leadership in Mission will examine how church-related schools develop faculty leaders who shape, articulate, animate, and promote institutional mission. Special attention will be given to mentoring mid-career  and senior faculty to advance institutional mission. Specifically, the workshop will address such questions as:

  • What does it mean for faculty to take leadership in mission and why is this critical to institutional vitality?
  • How can institutions nurture and develop post-tenure faculty who articulate, animate, and promote mission across the institution as teachers, chairs, deans, or senior administrators?
  • Why do certain faculty members become leaders in mission?
  • What institutional structures support or hinder faculty leadership in institutional mission?
  • What does it look like to develop leaders in mission and how can my institution take steps to do so?

Each institution is eligible to register one senior administrator (president, vice president, academic dean, provost, or equivalent) or, given the topic, a relevant administrator. One academic administrator from an LFP Network school  may attend the Workshop for Senior Administrators at no cost. Accommodations, meals, and travel reimbursements of up to $600 will be provided for those who register. Space  is limited; additional participants from member schools will be wait-listed until after  August 31 and will be enrolled as slots become available after that date.

Registration is now Closed

Due to the overwhelming response to our 2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators, we have closed registration, as registrations have exceeded capacity. We are very sorry if this causes any inconvenience. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the LFP National Office at or 219-464-5317.

Learn more about the workshop's speakers here.  A schedule for the the workshop is also available here. Download a Workshop flier here.

For Venue and Travel Information, click here.

Learn more about past Administrators Workshops here.

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LFP Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The LFP Office will be closed from Friday, November 20, to Monday, November 30, 2015.

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2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators

The 2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators was held on October 8-9 at Belmont University.  We will be posting talks as they are available on our website.

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