Touro University Leadership Academy

Touro University seeks to identify and retain skilled academic talent by providing them an opportunity to participate in an innovative management preparation academy. The Touro University Leadership Academy (TULA) will build on the individual strengths of the participants through workshops, seminars, and team-building experiences designed to prepare participants for potential advancement and increased managerial responsibilities.

The Touro College and University System invite applications for the 2022 Touro University Leadership Academy (TULA). TULA is an innovative program that provides faculty and academic leadership with the opportunity to further develop skills and competencies to enhance performance and prepare participants for growth opportunities. As a pathway for professional development, TULA: (1) builds on the strengths of individual participants through hands-on presentations, problem-solving challenges, and team-building experiences that are designed to enhance an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in higher education today; (2) fosters greater exposure to the various schools and administrative departments of Touro College and University System; and (3) exposes participants to various leadership skills by enhancing knowledge of organizational theory, problem-solving, communications and finances in higher education.

Full-day meetings will be held once a month, beginning January 20, 2022 (all meeting days are Thursdays).  COVID-19 permitting, an effort will be made to have meetings in person but connected via Zoom between different TCUS state locations (e.g., gatherings in conference rooms if more than one person from a particular campus). In addition, participants should plan to be in person in December 2022 for a closing ceremony in New York. A January 2022 in-person first meeting may also be possible. All sessions held by Zoom will be scheduled from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm ET. Participation requires a commitment to attend all nine sessions.


2018 TULA Testimonials

2022 TULA Meeting Dates:

January 20

February 17

March 31

April 28

May 26

June 23

September 8

October 6

November 3

December 15

For specific details, please view the program description and application.

Applications will be accepted now through November 19, 2021.


TULA was developed and is facilitated by Dr. Laurie Bobley, Graduate School of Education, Dr. Sabra Brock, New York School of Career and Applied Studies, and Dr. Alan Sebel, Graduate School of Education.

For further information, please contact Dr. Rima Aranha, Director of Strategic Initiatives at