Curriculum

The 2017-2018 curriculum consists of 12 mandatory seminars including orientation.

SeminarDate & TimeDescription
Opening Reception Tuesday, Sept. 26 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Cohort VI meet and greet and overview of program requirements and expectations.
Where've You Been,
Where're You Going?
Tuesday, Oct. 17 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
The facilitators will share their curriculum vitae (CV) with the group, discuss their respective career paths and professional goals, and discuss resume/CV tips for people at all levels of professional development. 

Bragging Rights &

Managing Up, Down & Sideways

Thursday, Nov. 16 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.

Bragging Rights: Countless people have difficulty talking about themselves and their achievements. They have difficulty acknowledging their own skills, talents, and contributions. The facilitator will discuss the art of self-promotion, reviewing your inventory of accomplishments, the business of bragging, and bragging in the performance review.

Managing Up, Down & Sideways: How do you manage? This session will examine strategies for managing at different levels as well as tips for office politics.

Developing Your Personal Brand Tuesday, Dec. 12 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
In this session, you will learn the importance of branding yourself and why it is critical to your career; how to improve your self-introduction and how you can use your strengths, values, and passions to authentically be you.
Discovering Your Leadership Strengths Tuesday, Jan. 9 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
You will discover how to lead with your strengths in this thought-provoking session. Identifying and using your strengths will improve individual and team performance.
Culturally Competent Leadership Tuesday, Jan. 30 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Learn how your own cultural identity can inform your leadership approach. In this session, emphasis is placed on the acquisition of specific multicultural awareness, knowledge, and competencies to become a culturally competent leader and create environments that foster a high level of performance.
New Expectations: Making the Transition to Leadership Tuesday, Feb. 20 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
You have assumed a new leadership role. Now what? Transitioning into a leadership role is challenging. Learn what it takes to make that transition successfully.
A Presidential Perspective Tuesday, March 6 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Our president will discuss his career path and views on leadership with a particular emphasis on the importance of civility.   
Striking Balance Tuesday, March 27 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
A discussion on personal experiences — failures and successes — in trying to achieve work-life balance. Strategies will be provided about how to achieve work-life balance.
Leadership, what is it? How do I get there? Tuesday, April 17 |
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The session will start with a networking activity over coffee and bagels.

The facilitator will discuss the importance of leadership in professional organizations and its impact on on-the-job leadership capacity.

Women in Leadership Tuesday, May 8 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Discussion is based on the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, highlighted by the facilitator's own personal stories and leadership insights.
The Great Ones Wednesday, May 23 |
9 - 10:30 a.m.
The facilitators will share their personal stories of mentorship and exposure to great leaders.
Closing Reception Tuesday, June 5 |
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Supervisors and Emerging Leaders' facilitators will honor Cohort VI for their successful completion of the program.