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Leadership Development Plan

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    Supervisory, Management, and Leadership Development Progression

    Start now with the following online ICON courses located within Employee Self Service | My Career | Learning & Development | My Training:

    • New UI Supervisors: Starting Successfully (WNUSSS)
    • Creating a Welcoming Workplace (W00CWW)

    Printable Supervisory, Management & Leadership Progression (pdf)

    Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD)

    BUILD is a collaborative initiative of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Organizational Effectiveness, along with the contributions of many of our campus thought leaders. Visit the BUILD website for course dates and information.

    Supervising Today's Students

    (Partnership with Pomerantz Career Center & UI STEP)

    Supervising Today's Students

    Supervising@IOWA

    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish

    Faculty and staff who hire, onboard, develop and lead student employees's.

    No application needed.

    • Classroom
    • Self-paced (take any 6 of 9 courses- does not need to be within one semester)
    • Open enrollment by course via Employee Self-Service
    Six, 1.5 hour sessions:
    • Pre-Employment Process Coaching
    • How Students Learn
    • Effectively Leading Students
    • Boosting Student Workplace Performance with StrengthsFinder
    • Conflict Management
    • Generational Engagement
    • Supervising International Students, and More!
    No cost for UI employees 9 hours in class Self-paced
    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish

    Supervising@IOWA

    Performance Management Miniseries

    Performance Management Miniseries
    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
    Emerging to mid-level
    staff leaders 
    with administrative
    management of staff can apply or be nominated
    • Classroom
    • Can take in advance of the
      Advanced Management
      Series
    • Offered each semester

    3 workshops:

    • Your Role in
      Supporting Staff
      Performance
    • Communicating for Performance
    • Managing for
      Improvement
    No cost  for UI employees 9 hrs. in class 1 month, typically

    Advanced Management Series

    Front-line staff leaders with functional supervision of staff can apply or be nominated
    • Classroom
    • Campus-wide cohort
    • Case discussion group
    • Self-assessment
    • Offered spring & fall semester
    One ICON online course
    Four electives
    Seven, 2.5 hour core sessions:
    • UI Supervisor Fundamentals
    • The Engaged Employee
    • Developing and Leading a Diverse Team
    • Coaching for Improved Performance
    • Understanding and Applying Work Styles
    • Building Strong Relationships
    • Conflict Management
    No cost for UI employees 24 hours in class 4 months for cores with 
    2 years for electives
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    Advanced Management Series

    UI LEAD Intercollegiate Cohort

    Emerging to mid-level staff leaders with administrative management of staff can apply or be nominated
    • Classroom
    • Campus-wide cohort
    • Case discussion group
    • Goal setting with one's leader(s)
    • Self-assessment
    • Offered Jan-June
    Eleven workshops; multiple case discussion sessions
    • Ethic, Options and Insight
    • DISC Management
    • Conflict Management
    • Work Organization and Time Management
    • Motivating the Elephant
    • Process Improvement
    • Emotional Intelligence and Diversity
    • Your Role in Supporting Staff Performance
    • Managing for Improvement
    • Communicating for Performance
    • Integrated Health Management
    $200 for UI employees 33 hours in class 6 months

    UI LEAD

    Executive Leadership Academy - Higher Ed

    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
    Current faculty and staff leaders in expanding roles can apply or be nominated
    • Roundtables with leadership
    • Topical workshops
    • Case discussion groups
    • Cohort-led discussions
    • Self and 360 assessments
    • Executive coaching
    • Offered May-August
    Customizable learning objectives and topics
    Two roundtables with deans and senior associate deans, and participant's supervisors
    Four, 1:1 coaching sessions
    Four group workshops, such as:
    • Defining leadership vision
    • Strengths-based Leadership
    • DISC Management
    • Other topics determined by cohort
    $485 for UI employees 14-18 hours in class; 4 hours coaching 4 months
    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish

    Executive Leadership Academy - Higher Ed

    DEO-Academic Leadership Program

    (Partnership with Provost)

    Mid-to-senior faculty and staff leaders can apply or be nominated

    UI Health Care runs a separate ELA

    • Classroom (UI and external presenters)
    • Executive coaching
    • Leadership cohort
    • Project and service learning field work
    • Self and 360 assessments
    • Portfolio
    • Offered Sept-May
    One, 2-day Onboarding
    Five, 2-day Immersions
    Five, coaching sessions
    Eight, monthly half-day project support sessions
    Project Presentations
    Quarterly Mentor meeting
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Direction Setting
    • Engaging Others
    • Resource Alignment
    • Organizational Structure
    • Project Management

    Participant cohorts work on UI strategic initiatives and present outcomes to campus at close.

    $2000 year for UI employees (scholarship available) 81 hours in class plus 6 hours coaching and team projects 9 months
    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish

    DEO-Academic Leadership Program (Partnership with Provost)

    Elevate

    Provost Office coordinates enrollment for incoming, first year faculty department chairs and associate deans
    • Classroom (UI facilitators)
    • Case discussion group
    • Executive coaching
    • Resource referral
    • Self-assessments
    • Cohort socials
    • Offered Aug/Sept-May
    Four, 1-2 hour coachings
    Six, 1.5 hour cohort sessions
    • Becoming and Being an Academic Leader
    • Leading through the Faculty Life Cycle
    • Leading an Academic Department/College
    • Leading Data and Change
    • Diversifying the Professoriate
    • Educational Leadership beyond the Department

    Additional opportunities:

    • DEO breakfasts and workshops
    Supported by Office of the Provost 9 hours in cohort sessions  plus 4-8 hours coaching 10 months

    ELEVATE

    Did you know?

    We’ve won national awards (2017, 2018 and 2019) in Customized Leadership & Organizational Development Programming at the LEAD Awards sponsored by HR.com.
    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
    New and emerging women leaders can apply or be nominated
    • Classroom and conference (in Cedar Rapids)
    • Corridor-wide cohort
    • Capstone team project
    • Optional mentorship
    Two, 1 hour UI cohort meet-ups
    Six, 2 hour classes
    6-8 project team work sessions
    Capstone project presentations
    Optional quarterly mentorship
    Optional 1-day regional conference
    Optional networking socials
    • Business Acumen
    • Communicating with confidence
    • Leadership Influence
    • Presentation Skills
    • Cohort Choice topics  
    Currently sponsored by OE Contact hours: 6 hours in class, 6-8 hours with team, 2 hours in networking, and optionals 9 months
    Contact Information

    Leadership Development

    Phone
    Fax
    319-335-2056
    Campus Address
    121-50 USB
    Mailing Address

    121 University Services Building., Suite. 50
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    United States