The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative (CSC) Academic Leadership Team (ALT) staged its first leadership workshop in February 2016. Its objective is to provide teacher-scholars with the theory and tools for effective leadership as well as exposure to the practice of being a leader in academia. Academic leadership is here defined to include research center directors, department heads, deans, or related institutional administrators. Our hypothesis is that this intentional approach to train future leaders will enable them to be more effective in such roles. In this article, we report the details of the first workshop, and its effectiveness as determined from pre- and post- assessments.