The University of Toledo is launching a program for campus leaders to develop their leadership skills.
The Leadership Development Series will empower the University’s current and future leaders through training sessions during fall semester to learn, practice and share ideas, as well as to gain practical information on how to effectively lead and manage teams.
The series will consist of five total in-person sessions through the end of the calendar year, scheduled monthly beginning Aug. 24. All courses are at the Center for Administrative Support Room 1050, and will range from two hours to half-day classes including online preparatory work through the learning management system and follow-up discussions.
Each course group will consist of 25 participants, with full participation expected in each of the training sessions. Online applications are required.
“The Leadership Development Series is a great opportunity for University leaders to develop and hone their leadership skills,” said John Elliott, senior associate vice president and chief human resources officer. “As the University implements its modernization efforts across many functions, empowering our leaders with knowledge, tools, best practices and skills is paramount to our success. This will greatly support UToledo’s leaders as they focus on building and coaching high-performance teams, which will be critical to our success as an institution.”
The fall Leadership Development Series schedule is:
• Session One: Series Kickoff and Emotional Intelligence Workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2 to 4:30 p.m.;
• Session Two: Crucial Conversations, in two parts Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8 and 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
• Session Three: Budgeting and Labor Relations at UToledo, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 3 to 5 p.m.;
• Session Four: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 3 to 5 p.m.; and
• Session Five: Building Teams and Series Wrap-up, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
A spring series will be offered next year, beginning in April.