Leadership & Talent Development

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At the University of Minnesota, we believe your passion fuels discovery. The Leadership and Talent Development team is a trusted partner here to support your career goals and mission-driven pursuits with the tools to expand your capabilities.

Leadership Development for Individual Contributors

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Develop Your Leadership Capability

We believe that everyone is a leader, regardless of their job title. That’s why we’ve created a program to help you develop your leadership competencies, learn about your strengths, and lead without formal authority. Learn more about the Leading on All Levels program.

Leadership Competencies

Leadership Challenges

To help you be your very best at the University, we’ve developed a set of skills and behaviors, or leadership challenges, to use to guide your professional development. Find out more about these leadership challenges, assess your strengths, and create goals to excel.

Past Events:

Panel discussion: Academic Leadership Development in the Department, Division, and Cooperative

During this event, Dean Brain Buhr shared his reflections on college leadership and the importance of developing future academic leaders. 

An audio recording of the event is available as a podcast along with a transcript of the event. You can also download the slides from the keynote address and Research Insights and Research Insights handout that were presented during the event.