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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)

    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

    Practical Applications of Supervisory Skills - Engaging Yourself

    Practical Applications of Supervisory Skills - Engaging Yourself
    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
    Front-line staff leaders with functional supervision of staff or emerging to mid-level
    staff leaders 
    with administrative
    management of staff can apply or be nominated
    • Classroom
    • Campus-wide cohort
    • Self-assessment
    • Offered spring & fall semesters
    Nine, 2-2.5 hour core sessions:
    • Lead with Empathy: Apply Emotional Intelligence
    • Activating Your Strengths to Lead Your Team
    • Developing and Leading a Diverse Team
    • Essential Secrets of Feedback
    • Understanding and Applying Work Styles
    • Generations in the Workplace
    • Respect in the Workplace
    • How to Thrive and Not Just Survive: Resilience in the Workplace
    • Supervisory Time Management and Delegation
    No cost for UI employees 22.5 hours in class 10 weeks, with one week off from coursework 

    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

    Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish

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

    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

    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 Leadership Program

      (Partnership with Provost)

      Mid-to-senior level faculty and staff leaders; ELA-Higher Education is a nomination/application process

      UI Health Care runs a separate ELA

      Interactive Discussion (UI and external presenters)

      Academy Elements:

      • Immersions
      • Individual Coaching
      • Sponsored Team Project
      • Project Management Coaching
      • Mentor Coaching
      • Service Project
      • Transformational Leadership
      • Intellectual Stimulation
      • Individual Consideration
      • Idealized Influence
      • Inspirational Motivation
      $2000 Academy fee for UI employees (scholarship may be available)

      Approximately 10 hours per/month

      7 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
      • 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  
      $2500 (OE sponsors $1500/participant will be responsible for $1000 Contact hours: 6 hours in class, 6-8 hours with team, 2 hours in networking, and optionals 6 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