Select the Right Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Plan

Refer to the Leadership Development Plan Options when deciding which program fits your need!

It is our vision that the University of Iowa will have leaders at all levels who develop themselves and others to achieve peak performance. Our mission is to move individuals to the next level of professional leadership and to improve the effectiveness of leadership teams. 

Leadership Core
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
All UI faculty and staff Online ICON (access through My Training) 4 modules on essential leadership competencies:
  • Leadership Awareness
  • Learning Agility
  • Influence
  • Communication
No cost for UI employees 30-45 minutes At the pace of the individual enrolling and completing the courses.
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
Front-line Leaders with functional supervision (staff) Classroom
Campus-wide cohort
Six, 2.5 hour core sessions
Four electives
ICON online course
  • Supervisor Fundamentals
  • Understanding and Applying Work Styles
  • The Engaged Employee
  • Coaching for Improved Performance
  • Developing/Leading a Diverse Team
  • Building Strong Relationships
No cost for UI employees 24 hours in class 3 months: Cores
2 years: Electives
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
Advanced Management Series
Emerging to Mid-level Leaders with administrative management (staff) Classroom
Case discussion groups
Goal setting with one's leader(s)
Eleven sessions
  • Orientation to AMS
  • Big Picture Thinking
  • Managerial Assessment
  • Integrating Health Management
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Business Processes
  • Supporting Staff
  • Communicating for Performance
  • Management Improvement
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Management
$135 for UI employees 34 hours in class 7 months
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
Executive Leadership Academy - Higher Ed
Mid-to-Senior levels (staff and faculty) Classroom (UI and external facilitators)
Training cohort
Project field work
360 assessment
Five, 2-day Immersions
Eight, monthly project sessions
  • Project Presentations
  • Mentor Meetings
    • Authentic Leadership
    • Direction Setting
    • Engaging Others
    • Resource Alignment
    • Organizational Structure
    • Project Management
  • Participant cohorts work on UI strategic initiatives and present outcomes at close.
$1600 year for UI employees (scholarship available) 84 hours in class plus 4 hours coaching and team project 9 months
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
DEO Leadership Program (Partnership with Provost)
1st and 2nd year Chairs (faculty) Training Cohort
Executive Coaching
Resource Referral
Training Needs Assessment
Three hour Orientation
Four, 1 hour coaching sessions
Four, 1.5 hour cohort sessions
1.5 hour closure
  • Leading an Academic Department
  • Unit and Goal Formation
  • Leading through the Faculty Life Cycle
  • Educational Leadership beyond the Department
Supported by Office of the Provost Approximately 12 hours in cohort plus 4-8 hours coaching 12 months
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
Skill Development Coaching
Current leaders committed to leadership behavior change Skill coaching
Goal setting with one's leader(s)
Pulse Survey
Learning objectives and topics determined individually by client and supervisor.
  • Two assessment and goal sessions
  • Quarterly follow-up
$175 for UI employees 6.5 hours in coaching 6 months
Audience Format Topics Fee Contact Hours Timeline to Finish
Leaders in Expanding Roles (faculty and staff) or Leadership Teams Executive Coaching
Career development with one's leader(s)
Pre and post 360
Cohort option available
Customizable learning objectives and topics.
  • Independent UI Lead
    • Four, 1:1 assessment and coaching sessions
    • Pre and post career mentorship meeting
    • Quarterly follow-up
  • UI Lead-Experiential
    • Above plus:
      Four leadership team sessions, focused on specific goals
    • Return-on-Investment (ROI) calculation for leadership successes
$485 for UI employees 4-12 hours coaching and group work (if cohort) 6 months-2 years

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