New staff leadership program launched, participants sought

September 19, 2017 | UToday
By Staff

A new leadership development program for University of Toledo staff members is being launched, and applications and nominations are being accepted through Monday, Oct. 2.

The program was created in response to feedback received from staff and leadership throughout UT’s strategic planning process.

The program is designed to develop emerging, high-potential leaders to help them grow in their existing positions at the University and later assume expanded leadership roles. In addition to providing a path for career development and improving leadership skills and abilities, the program will broaden participants’ understanding of how UT operates. And it will strengthen cross-campus networking, dialogue with current leaders, and the continuity of UT’s future leadership.

The UT Staff Leadership Development initiative is a one-year program consisting of courses, lectures, assessments and experiential learning. The courses will be facilitated by UT’s senior leaders and subject matter experts on specific topics.

Twenty participants will be selected to attend the program sessions each month for two to three hours from October 2017 through October 2018. Although no courses will be scheduled for July and August 2018, participants will be required to complete summer reading assignments and submit a capstone project in October 2018.

To be eligible for the program, staff members must have at least two years of UT service to date. Employees may apply directly by completing the application form, while deans, vice presidents and other senior leaders may recommend an emerging leader by submitting a nomination form. Both forms are available on the Human Resources website at

The application and nomination process is open through Monday, Oct. 2.

A selection committee comprised of multidisciplinary leaders on UT campuses will review all forms, and anyone selected as part of the UT Staff Leadership Development Cohort 2017-2018 will be notified by Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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