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.

The Coach Approach

When “command and control” no longer works in today’s professional environment, managers are charged with developing a new set of skills to support the teams and organizations they work within. This is a coaching approach – with numerous practices managers can utilize to more effectively lead their employees. Successful managers cultivate a coaching mindset to attract, develop and retain their employees.

The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as a ‘thoughtful and creative process that inspires employees to maximize their personal and professional potential.’ This course is designed for leaders, managers and directors who supervise staff. The purpose of this interactive course is to equip managers with practical skills they can use to support the development of their direct reports and to provide depth and meaning to their work.

Upcoming offerings:

Mondays, November 2 & 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (via Zoom)


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 course explores a range of intercultural tools and process models, such as Cultural Intelligence (CQ), which are designed to help leaders, educators and professionals develop intercultural competencies for global leadership. As part of the course, participants complete and review the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES), which evaluates six competencies essential for effective interaction with individuals of other cultures and demographics other than their own.

Upcoming offerings:

Mondays, November 30 and December 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (via Zoom)