Supporting Leaders at Every Level

Leading on All Levels

Helping Individual Contributors Build Leadership Skills

In today’s workplace, a job title alone does not determine one’s ability or authority to lead. Individual contributors at the University make big contributions to our mission and can have a tremendous amount of influence on those around them.

The Leading on All Levels program can help you develop your leadership within the University's leadership competency model. This program will also equip you to better navigate your leadership journey at the University. Whether you manage projects, informally lead the work of others on teams, or want to plan your career path at the U, you can learn about your strengths and how to lead without formal authority.

Marc Keaveny

Marc Keaveny
Academic Support Resources - IT

The program was a great opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate my leadership skills. I think the program highlighted the importance of being open and responsive to different communication styles. It also reaffirmed that there are resources at the University for employees seeking professional development.  

Monica Wittstock

Monica Wittstock
Law School Communications

My experience in Leading on All Levels has continued to resonate with me. I frequently access my results of the Hogan Learning Assessment as well as some of the content from the pre-work units. I am in frequent contact with members of my cohort. I became a supervisor and I think the program really helped me think about others' work styles and ways to foster professional development in staff I supervise. 

Course Benefits

  • Receive a personal development assessment (Hogan Leader Focus) for insights into your leadership strengths. Your results will not be shared with your supervisor.
  • Participate in a highly interactive group project and presentation.
  • Expand your professional network across the University.
  • Connect your work to the University’s leadership competencies.
  • Create a Leadership Development & Inventory Plan.
  • Receive a certificate of completion.
  • Sessions take place in person.

Upcoming sessions:

Fall 2020 Sessions*

  • November 2—9:00–11:00 a.m.
  • November 169:00–11:00 a.m.
  • November 302:00–4:00 p.m.
  • December 149:00–11:00 a.m.
  • January 119:00–11:00 a.m.
  • January 259:00–11:00 a.m.

Spring 2021 Sessions TBD

*the Fall 2020 cohort is full.

A Few Notes About the Fall Cohort

  • Due to the online nature of the course, participants will need a computer, internet, microphone, and camera.
  • This cohort includes some individual and group work outside of these sessions. On average between 1-3 hours in between each session.
  • Some content would be synchronous (live via Zoom) and some would be asynchronous (on your own time). We understand that you may not be able to attend all sessions (one missed is okay), however, to get the most out of this cohort you should try to join each session.participation.
  • We work in all sessions to create a cohesive, psychologically safe environment to share our professional development in a confidential way. That said, we appreciate and acknowledge that in our new work environment children, partners, family members, and pets may also be in our collective workspace and we will normalize that.

The Application Process 

The fall 2020 cohort is full, check back for information about the spring cohort application process. If you have questions, email ltd@umn.edu.