… to develop and enhance the leadership knowledge, skills and abilities of all individuals as well as the collective leadership capacity of the university in order to achieve unparalleled excellence in serving our students, community supporters, and institutional family.
Leadership Tech offers a comprehensive professional development opportunity that promotes individual and collective leadership through a cohort model. It is an action based learning and self-discovery process that utilizes a variety of leadership frameworks, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and personal assessment.
The program requires significant commitment over a two-year period. Year one members meet monthly to focus on horizontal and vertical leadership development, networking, and systems thinking to enhance leadership competencies supporting a culture of change. Participants will engage in leadership development opportunities in which they experience a multitude of learning contexts within the university setting. During year two, cohort members will define, design and complete a specific university project requiring problem solving, innovation, and other activities that promote the mission and strategic plan of the university, a department, or a specific program.
The University online learning system (Blackboard) will be used for assignments, course readings and resources, and other supplemental content. In addition to the program sessions, it is estimated that participants will devote six to eight hours per month completing readings and participating developmental or experiential activities.