The Boldly Elon strategic plan theme of “Thrive” includes an objective to “support faculty and staff development across career stages and professional ranks with new leadership and learning pathways, and greater access to feedback, coaching and mentoring.”

In support of that objective, Elon has established learning tracks to promote professional development of early career and mid-level employees. The design of these programs considered information gathered in a spring 2022 staff culture survey.

Elon Early Career Institute

Resources, support, connection to Elon’s goals, professional learning strategies and a supportive cohort of colleagues for 5-25 members from each division (currently student life, admissions, advancement, and finance and administration). The program is appropriate for staff members who are in their first four years working in higher education. (New cohorts start in summer 2024)

Mid-Level Professional Institute

Resources, individual and group professional development experiences, and a supportive cohort of colleagues for 16-20 mid-level staff members across Elon University each year. This program is appropriate for staff who have at least five years of professional experience. (New cohort starts in summer 2024)


To learn more about these institutes and learn how to apply, contact the program coordinators:

  • MLPI
    • Lauren Bosselait, senior associate director of corporate and employer relations, love school of business
    • TJ Bowie, director of employee relations and culture
  • EECI