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Leadership Projects

Each year, the PEL administrative team identifies projects designed to address essential strategic questions facing the University. The group leadership project is designed to:

  • enhance participants' understanding of complex issues facing the University
  • give participants exposure to the scope and depth of University departments and functions
  • strengthen the team experience of participants
  • provide current University leaders with new perspectives and ideas for addressing long-range issues
  • expand the culture of leadership beyond the PEL participants

2011-2012 Group Project Summaries

Art of Hosting and Harvesting Integration

Development of an Enhanced Marketing Plan for The Aurora Center

Intercultural Competence

Master Gardener Program Re-organization

Cultivating Innovation for Equity and Diversity


2010-2011 Group Project Summaries

Developing a Roadmap for the Implementation of Disruptive Innovation

Graduate School Communications

Sophomore Year Experience & Retention Initiative

Strategic Planning Toolkit for U of M Units

Undergraduate Bullying Prevention Initiative


2009-2010 Group Project Summaries

Family-friendly Work Place

International Research Portfolio

Teaching 21st Century Literacies

Student Social Platform Initiative


2008-2009 Group Project Summaries

Academic Analytics Strategy

Doctor of Pharmacy Program Admissions Criteria

Faculty Incentives Pilot

Implementing Cyberinfrastructure for 21st Century Research

Implementing Student Development Outcomes


2007-2008 Group Project Summaries

Aligning and Delivering Research Metrics

Collaborative Leadership Development

HIPAA and Research

Implementing Administrative Metrics

NCAA Certification Self-Study


2006-2007 Group Project Summaries

Directing Change Management at the University of Minnesota

Faculty Mentoring

Internationalizing the University

Positioning Rochester: Identifying Elements That Will Influence and Impact the Positioning of the University of Minnesota-Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota

Staff Engagement in the University Community


2005-2006 Group Project Summaries

Organizational Transformation Models and Benchmarking

Administrative Services Task Force: Electronic Communications with Students

Administrative Services Task Force: Hours of Operation Study

People's Task Force PEL Project Focusing on Performance Management and Career Mobility

Transforming the University Culture


2004-2005 Group Project Summaries

Enterprise Financial System: Business Process Improvement

University Information Assets: Re-Defining the University Archives in a Digital Age

Human Resources Leadership Development

Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs: Establishing a Vision for the Future

Office of Service and Continuous Improvement: Space - The Next Frontier