Leadership Practices

About the Program

Leadership takes practice. Developing new skills—and maintaining existing ones—takes intentionality, opportunities to learn, and support from others. This program aims to help managers on their leadership journey by providing participants with the opportunity to learn more about themselves as leaders, develop new skills, and build relationships with fellow leaders from across campus.

Leadership Practices is a six-part, cohort-style program designed for experienced managers (three to five years in role) based in part on the Authentic Leadership model developed by Bill George. Over the course of six weeks participants will actively engage with one another to develop skills in topics such as emotional intelligence, giving and receiving feedback, situational leadership, managing change, and inspiring and motivating others.


Session 1: February 17, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Authentic Leadership model & DiSC

Session 2: February 24, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Identifying Your Values & Emotional Intelligence

Session 3: March 3, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Situational Leadership, Decision-Making, & Change

Session 4: March 17, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Motivating and Inspiring Others, Creating Inclusive Environments, & Psychological Safety

Session 5: March 24, 2022 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Coaching Employees, Effective One-on-Ones, & Feedback

Session 6: March 31, 2022 1:00pm – 5:00 PM
Participant Presentations

Eligibility & Application

The program is open to faculty and staff who are currently in managerial roles with direct reports. The cohort is limited to 20 participants. To participate in Leadership Practices, participants must apply and be accepted.

Apply for the spring 2022 cohort here.

Participants’ managers will be informed of program content and provided with ways to support participants’ learning and development.