Professional & Organizational Development

SLP Level 2

Level 2 of the Strategic Leadership Program is a suite of offerings 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.

Current SLP Level 2 offerings are shown below.

Human-Centered Design for Innovation and Creative Problem Solving

Human-centered design starts with people and ends with innovative solutions to meet their needs. When you understand the intended audience, and design from their perspective, not only do you arrive at unexpected answers, but you’ll come up with ideas that they will embrace. This two-part workshop includes additional reading and methodological study materials and explores HCD methodology through a specific process made of four phases: 1) inspiration, 2) ideation, 3) prototyping and 4) implementation.

Upcoming offerings:
Tuesday and Thursday, September 19 & 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


The Coach Approach

Successful managers cultivate a coaching mindset to attract, develop and retain their employees. In this interactive online workshop, gain practical skills you can use to support the development of your direct reports, build rapport and help provide depth and meaning to their work.

Upcoming offering:
Thursdays, October 5 & 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Leadership for a Global Perspective

At the University of Washington, many are engaged in aspects of global leadership or leading in a diverse cultural context. This workshop explores a range of intercultural tools and process models, such as Cultural Intelligence, designed to help you develop intercultural competencies for global leadership.

Upcoming offerings:
Tuesday and Thursday, November 28 & 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.