Leadership Programs for University Faculty & Staff

Not sure which Leadership Program is right for you? The table below outlines Leadership Programs available to OSU Faculty & Staff. Click on a program name to learn about course objectives, learning outcomes, the application process, and more! For additional training topics, check out the Training Portal tab in MyOregonState!

Leadership Program Intended Audience Typical Occurrence* Brief Description
Academic Leadership Academy Academic Unit Leaders (Department Chairs & Heads, School Directors, Deans, Vice President for Research, Vice Provosts, and selected others with authority over faculty & students)

Academic Leadership Summit 1 day, mid-September

Workshop Series 3:30-5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month during the academic year

The Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) is a comprehensive leadership development and training program and serves as a hub for academic unit leaders to access learning and mentoring opportunities offered at OSU. The ALA expands upon the leadership workshops and trainings that have been provided through the Provost’s Office since 2010. With a reorganized structure, the ALA also continues the important work of the OSU ADVANCE program. The ALA further encompasses mentoring programs and communities of practices for academic leaders who are interested in pursuing focused small group developmental opportunities.
Journey Into Leadership

Academic Faculty

Classified Staff

Professional Faculty

7 half-day sessions every 2-3 weeks, December through March

Application period August-September

Journey Into Leadership is a seven-series program that supports you in discovering who you are as a person, a colleague, a family member, a coworker, and a leader. We will learn from the journey of others through group sharing, presentations, and by other means that you identify for yourself.
Leadership Collaborative I: Emergence

Academic Faculty

Classified Staff

Professional Faculty

6 full-day sessions every 3-4 weeks, October through February

Application period May-August

Leadership Collaborative I: Emergence is a six-session program will develop Emergent Leaders capable of generating vision-directed outcomes for their work units and the university, and transforming the OSU Vision from an idea into reality.
Leading Change for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Academic Unit Leaders (Department Chairs & Heads, School Directors, Deans, Vice President for Research, Vice Provosts, and selected others with authority over faculty & students)

4 half-day modules every other week

Available Fall, Winter, & Spring terms

Leading Change for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a new core offering under OSU’s Academic Leadership Academy coordinated by the offices of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources. This program is grounded in the scholarship of diversity leadership and aligned with the vision detailed in OSU’s Diversity Strategic Plan and Strategic Plan 4.0.

Leading Change will prepare academic unit leaders—including deans, school directors and department heads—to effectively: Lead organizational change toward achievement of diversity, equity and inclusion goals; build coalitions to develop and advance strategic priorities; facilitate organizational learning at individual, team and systems levels; and respond with care to communities in conflict and crisis.

Managers as Leaders University Managers & Supervisors

6 full-day sessions every 3-4 weeks, October through February

Application period May-August

People in management and supervisory positions will integrate leadership and management functions into seamless, graceful and effective performance that achieves institutional objectives while unleashing the potential of all OSU employees to create greatness.

*Program availability, dates and application periods are subject to change. Click on the name of the program to learn about specific application processes, deadlines, and dates.

Unit-Specific Leadership Programs for Faculty & Staff

Are you looking for something more specific to your unit? The table below provides an overview of unit-specific leadership programs. Click on a program name to learn about course objectives, learning outcomes, the application process, and more!

Unit-Specific Program Intended Audience Typical Occurrence* Brief Description
Leadership Development Program

Extension & Engagement faculty & staff

Ecampus faculty & staff

College of Agriculture faculty & staff

In 2021 there will be a select number of University-wide seats

Intermittent leadership activities, webinars, trainings, coaching, book clubs, assessments, and discussions November through September

Application period July-September

A unique and collaborative program to explore leadership development through an immersive, executive-level, leadership experience. The year-long program includes facilitated workshops, interpersonal assessments, OSU executive mentoring, peer-coaching, book clubs, social justice initiatives, projects, and engaging experiences to advance leadership abilities. The series ends with a three-day experience in beautiful Central Oregon.
Student Affairs Leadership Institute Student Affairs faculty & staff

Annual program

Contact Student Affairs for application process.

The Student Affairs Leadership Institute (SALI) is geared toward developing and strengthening leaders within our division. The institute brings together a cohort of student affairs professionals who engage in critical topics that expand and challenge their leadership skills and critical thinking while building capacity within and beyond their scope. Some of the content that is addressed includes differentiating between leadership and management, budget management, leadership styles, decision making, empathy, and giving and receiving feedback. Participation in the institute requires an in-person commitment once a month and a small amount of work outside the sessions.

*Program availability, dates and application periods are subject to change. Click on the name of the program to learn about specific application processes, deadlines, and dates.