University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Programs prepare and assist academic leaders, managers, and supervisors to perform their roles effectively in support of the University's mission of research, teaching, and outreach.

UP! Circles (University Professional Circles)

UP! Circles (University Professional Circles) is a seven-month professional development program designed to enhance one’s professional effectiveness, cut across the barriers that lead to staff isolation, and support the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. Applications for the next UP! Circles cohort are due September 12, 2014.

President's Excellence in Leadership Program

The PEL program provides leadership development opportunities for high potential P&A, civil service, and bargaining unit staff through educational and experiential components.

Women's Leadership Institute

Each year, the Women's Leadership Institute offers a cohort of University women an opportunity to grow as leaders.

Situational Leadership Program

This program is built on the Situational Leadership II© model and is designed to equip participants to effectively manage and develop their personnel, time, and resources.

Successful Manager's Leadership Program

This five-day program is designed to provide leadership development within the context of the University culture and community.

Provost's Department Chairs Leadership Program

In this year-long program, new department chairs and heads learn about the roles and responsibilities of their positions, skills needed to be successful, and University resources available to help them in their work.

The program is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources.

Say Thank You!

When was the last time you received positive feedback for a job well done?

If you’ve had an exceptional experience and would like to say thanks, send a thank you card and recognize someone's effort. You'll make their day!

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