...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.
Inspirational Leadership -- January 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189.
Leaders have a unique and vital role in using themselves as a tool to inspire commitment and create a purposeful culture. Leadership communication is often the most powerful vehicle to inspire others to willingly take action to effect change. Based on the book Leading Out Loud, this class is designed to help leaders develop and deepen the willingness and ability to motivate and inspire others to drive performance and engagement levels. Effective leaders inspire commitment and results by first looking inward, becoming aware of what they want to say, and why. They are able to link their own values with the values and needs of those they lead, building inspired commitment rather than compliance and passive agreement. They communicate authentically and are clear about how they link and connect a person's job to the team's mission to the organization's goals, values, and strategies. In this course, leaders discover and express what matters to them, connect what they do at work to who they are and why they care. 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. Registration Deadline: January 20
Leading Complex Decisions -- March 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189.
Many leaders have attained their positions partly because of their ability to make the right decisions. As they move up to more senior positions, however, traditional "analyze, decide, and move on" decision-making methods are no longer effective. Many decisions become more complex, specifically more socially complex. Perhaps there are many people or groups interested in the outcome, all of whom see the issue differently; or perhaps the issue is surrounded by competing interests; or perhaps the implementation will require large-scale change and commitment from many constituents. This course teaches leaders a process, strategies, and tools for improving the quality and speed of making complex decisions--and for ensuring that those decisions stick. It focuses on the process and relationship aspects of decision making, raising the overall quality and speed of making complex decisions, and leading groups in making complex decisions. 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. Registration Deadline: March 4
Smart Risk Taking -- April 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. at 2400 Old Ivy Road Room 189.
In this class, participants assess their own risk taking tendencies. Those who tend to avoid risk learn to remain open to opportunities. Those who seek risk learn to avoid exposing themselves and their organizations to unnecessary vulnerability. By embracing both decision theory and human behavior, this class provides a systematic framework designed to help decision makers better manage risky decisions.
Emotional Intelligence -- May 12, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189.
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.
Contact: JoEllen Wilkins, Leadership Development Center, email@example.com, 434.924.1197
- Courses Spring 2014
- How to Enroll
- Orientation Programs
- Systems & Technical Training and Access
- Professional Development
- Personal Enrichment
- Organization Services
- Performance Management
- Training Advisory Committee