Leadership Development

Even if you don’t have direct-reports, you can still be a leader.  As John C. Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence.”   We are proud to offer a variety of options to meet your leadership development needs.  Visit our Learning Resource Center to see a complete listing of workshops for all Faculty and Staff, and sessions designed specifically for Supervisors and Managers.  Our leadership certificate programs are describe below.

ASPIRE is a three-day professional development program for non-supervisory employees whose goal is to move into a leadership role.  This three day program is offered twice a year.  It is designed to enhance knowledge of university policies and state regulations, and develop communication and leadership skills.  It features a module designed to jump-start your career with a personalized leadership development plan.  Other topics include: Managing Time and Attendance; Performance Management; Feedback and Communication; Discipline and Grievance; EEO, Diversity and Inclusion; Unlawful Workplace Harassment; Environmental Health and Safety.

LEAD is required training for supervisors of employees Subject to the Human Resources Act (SHRA).  Program participants are invited to attend based on eligibility.  A public university is a unique environment. Being a front line leader requires a thorough understanding of the university’s environment and protocols. LEAD is structured to introduce managers to subject matter experts from each stage of the employee life cycle.  Participants enjoy this unique opportunity to network with other university leaders.

The Leadership Experience is our CUPA-HR award-winning flagship program designed to enhance leadership competencies of mid-to senior-level managers.  This semester-long course is built upon the well-respected Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II, and also includes: a 360° Assessment from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL); DiSC©  personality profile; modules on critical hinking and problem solving. Participants will gain an understanding of the differences between leadership and management, how to clarify expectations, influence people, make fact-based decisions, and build relationships based on trust and mutual respect. The program promotes on-the-job application in two ways:  attendees commit to the full semester schedule and participate in a team capstone project, and they work with their manager and direct-reports to apply enhanced leadership skills. For more information about applying click here

CCL Leadership Development Program