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.

Core Strengths — Results Through Relationships

This workshop equips UW managers, directors, and executives with the Core Strengths framework to foster a collaborative culture. It teaches leaders to understand personal motivations and behaviors, enhancing Relationship Intelligence for more effective interactions with colleagues and stakeholders. Participants will also complete an Action Planner for getting better results through relationships. To support their learning, participants receive a Core Strengths Learner Guide, online assessments and personal results reports, a Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) Quick Guide, a copy of Working With Core Strengths, and guest access to LearnerSource online resources.

Upcoming offerings:
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 & 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Human-Centered Design for Innovation and Creative Problem Solving

Human-Centered Design (HCD) is a methodology for problem-solving and innovation, particularly useful for UW administrators, faculty, and staff during times of change. It prioritizes understanding people’s needs and perspectives, leading to innovative solutions embraced by the audience. The HCD process involves four phases: inspiration, ideation, prototyping, and implementation, fostering a human perspective throughout problem-solving. This course consists of two three-hour Zoom sessions where participants learn and apply HCD through case studies, culminating in group presentations of prototyped solutions.

Upcoming offerings:
Thursdays, September 5 & 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.