Curriculum

The 2018-2019 curriculum consists of 12 mandatory seminars including the opening reception.

SeminarDate & TimeDescription
Opening Reception Tuesday,    Sept. 25 |
9-10:30 a.m.
Cohort VII meet and greet and overview of program requirements and expectations.
Where've You Been,
Where're You Going?
Tuesday, Oct. 16 |
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

Tuesday, Nov. 6 |
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. 11 |
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. 8 |
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. 29 |
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. 19 |
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 5 |
10-11:30 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 26 |
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 16 |
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 7 |
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 Tuesday, May 28 |
9-10:30 a.m.
The facilitators will share their personal stories of mentorship and exposure to great leaders.
Closing Reception Tuesday, June 4 |
3-4:30 p.m.
Supervisors and Emerging Leaders' facilitators will honor Cohort VII for their successful completion of the program.