Leading Teams

…inspiring managers and staff

The Leading Teams curriculum is designed to develop the skills of more experienced leaders who have two or more organizational levels reporting to them, as well as of professional individual contributors who have a broad scope of responsibility.

Designed with your learning needs in mind, we offer two approaches to the curriculum:

  1. Want to learn with others like you? Our Leading Teams Program brings together people with similar development needs from all over the university to go through a series of classes as a group. You’ll meet on a regular basis and build relationships while you learn.

  2. Want to learn at your own pace? Take advantage of individual learning opportunities that help support your development and your career goals. We offer open enrollment sessions each semester and summer. You pick and choose what is best for you. Current course offerings are listed below. Please check back each semester for new offerings.


Leadership Influence: Gaining Support for Your Goals

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: Proactively gaining support for your goals from those on your team and others from across the organization is key to being a successful leader. In this class, participants will learn how to identify the key people they need to influence in order to gain support for their goals and how to deploy influence strategies and tactics in order to gain this support. Participants will practice during class, applying the strategies and tactics first to scenarios and then to their own situation. This course is designed for experienced leaders who have two or more organizational levels reporting to them, as well as professional individual contributors who have a broad scope of responsibility.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 7, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Newcomb Hall Conference Room 481, 4th Floor
Facilitator: Peggy Reitz and Shannon Jones

Description: Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. A person’s emotional intelligence (EQ), like his or her intellectual intelligence (IQ), both predicts and significantly contributes to an individual’s success and to the effectiveness of their groups. This seminar is designed to explore the various elements of Emotional intelligence. It is intended to help individuals better understand the physical nature of emotions, and how to act appropriately using the information emotions deliver.

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Ethical Leadership

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 4, 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134
Facilitator: Christina Landes

Description: I just want to do the right thing. Wait a minute. What is the right thing? Sound familiar? We know that leaders, supervisors and managers must have integrity. Integrity is a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or ethical values. Therein lies the challenge. As leaders, we are expected to do the right thing. But, how do we do the right thing when everyone’s “right thing” might be different. Join us as we explore the challenging relationship between leadership and ethics. During this session, participants will learn how to respond more confidently when faced with ethical dilemmas.

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Reality-based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore the Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results – Book Discussion (Brown Bag Lunch)

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 12:00pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Jordan Hall, G1 & G2
Facilitator: Tamara Sole

Description: In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances —one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same-without drama or defensiveness. Please acquire the book on your own and read it in advance.

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Enrollment Instructions for Open Enrollment Classes


Contact: Leslie Andrus, Leadership Development Center, lla2u@virginia.edu, 434.924.243.3993