Managers as Leaders is being offered in fall, 2020.  Applications will open July 6, 2020 and close September 4, 2020.

Your Decision to Apply

All Leadership Collaborative courses are a significant investment for you and your program, so it’s important that your decision to apply is based on a match between:

  • Managers as Leaders, your professional development interests and your supervisor’s interests for the work unit; and
  • Managers as Leaders participation requirements, your ability to meet these requirements and your supervisor’s support to fulfill those requirements

Before you apply, please:

1. Read Determining Your Readiness for Managers as Leaders.

2. Contact a mentor or Kristen Magis to learn about the course, the commitment and the experience.

3. Share all of the information with your supervisor and determine whether both you and your supervisor can make the full commitment.

4. If you both can make the full commitment, complete and submit the application and nomination.

To apply

To apply, please click on the links below to access the required forms.

Important: Both forms must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Participant selection process

Due to COVID prevention practices at OSU, a minimum of the first two sessions will be held exclusively by Zoom. All sessions will be offered via Zoom. Later sessions may include a classroom option.

Participant selections will be made based on the quality of the application package (application & nomination), and with an eye toward creating a cohort that represents a cross-section of university personnel. I recommend that you take the time to make sure the application and nomination are well done, and that you and your supervisor have set aside the requisite time for you to successfully complete the program. Also, make sure the application and nomination are submitted prior to the established deadline.

Managers as Leaders is a gateway course into the Leadership Development Project. Advanced leadership development programs, e.g., Transformation and Collaboration and Inclusive Excellence, build on the content of Managers as Leaders. Hence, successful completion of Managers as Leaders is a prerequisite for participation in them. Successful completion is defined by the commitments listed on the participant application form.