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 Catalog and Registration site 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 described below.

ASPIRE is a three-day professional development program for employees who are looking to achieve their career goals. It is designed to teach participants how to create and execute a personal development plan that will assist them in reaching their goals. A few of the topics covered include tapping into your personal motivations, positive, job crafting, Emotional Intelligence, networking, and interview skills.  Our goal is for participants to leave the ASPIRE workshop inspired to use the skills they have acquired to achieve their goals.  Badges will be awarded to all ASPIRE graduates.

LEAD is required training for supervisors of employees at UNC Charlotte.  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.

New for 2019 

LEAD content has been broken into mini-modules that will be offered four different times throughout the year as stand-alone workshops on varying dates and times. One-third of the content is now available online and can be accessed at any time and place that WiFi is available.  A badge will be issued for all who complete LEAD certification.

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