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Professional & Organizational Development

SLP Level 2

Level 2 of the Strategic Leadership Program is designed for UW managers, directors, and other executives who operate in complex environments and must be successful in multiple areas, including strategic planning, organizational change, and performance management.

The current suite of offerings includes Core Strengths Accountability, a two-part workshop, and the Leadership Agility Series, a set of four interrelated workshops.

Core Strengths Accountability

Instead of carrots or sticks, Core Strengths Accountability provides a bridge. The Core Strengths approach shows you how to connect motivations and behaviors to produce the type of intrinsic accountability that leads to a more engaged workforce. By integrating people, performance, and process, Core Strengths offers a unique perspective on your own strengths, communication preferences, and conflict style while providing a framework for uncovering others’ motivations and building a proactive culture of accountability.

Upcoming offerings:
Wednesday & Thursday
August 24 & 25
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Leadership Agility Series

Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs, co-authors of Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change, found that only about 10% of managers have the level of agility needed for consistent, effective leadership under conditions of rapid change and increasing complexity. Through their research, Joiner and Josephs identified four mutually reinforcing competencies those top managers possessed, each one of which provides the focus for a half-day workshop in this series.

AUTUMN | CONTEXT SETTING. Context-setting agility improves your ability to scan your environment, consider organizational context, and address the impact of your initiatives within the larger environment.

WINTER | STAKEHOLDERS. Stakeholder agility enables you to better understand what others have at stake, assess the extent to which their views and goals are in line with your own, and communicate in ways that align conflicting interests.

SPRING | CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. Creative agility demands that you break free from your habitual way of thinking and enhances your ability to question underlying assumptions, see relationships between apparent opposites, and seriously consider a range of unique solutions.

SUMMER | SELF-DEVELOPMENT. Self-leadership agility integrates your daily work and organizational initiatives into your own development as you more fully align your behaviors with your values and aspirations and increase your ability to lead others.

Upcoming offering:
Wednesday, August 17
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

REGISTER for Aug. 17

Although interrelated, each workshop stands alone; participation in the entire Leadership Agility Series is not required.