Administrative Professionals Academy (APA)

The Administrative Professionals Academy (APA) is a 22-month Leadership Development Program within the University of Tennessee developed for administrative, or non-exempt, staff. The Academy provides exposure to the University and its leaders while enhancing partcipants’ understanding of University operations. This program also creates professional networking opportunities, offers leadership development training in relevant competency areas and helps equip participants for future career advancement within the University of Tennessee system.


For more information email Will Porter at or call at (615) 253-6386


What Topics Are Covered?

Planning & Organization
Customer Service
Understanding Others
Conflict Management
Managing Time
Problem Solving
Understanding Generational Differences
Practicing Effective Communication
Public Speaking
Managing Up

How Do Participants Benefit?

Exposure to the University of Tennessee
System and its leaders
Networking Opportunities within
the University
Increased understanding of personal
leadership styles/strengths