Gain the knowledge that will help you inspire and influence people to achieve as individuals... and as a team.
As a supervisor at the UW, you may have the opportunity to participate in the Strategic Leadership Program (SLP): a professional development program integral to the success of every supervisor at the University. There’s no cost to you or your department.
SLP will provide you with a comprehensive education in the essential elements of leadership, in general and specific to the University. You will develop core competencies in areas such as decision-making, managing conflict, and effective planning.
In early 2007, the curriculum was revised to better target the needs of different levels of supervisors.
The Strategic Leadership Program (SLP) is centrally funded – there’s no cost to you – and provides comprehensive leadership training to supervisors at the University of Washington.
Over a four-day period, the SLP curriculum teaches you how to be successful as a supervisor at the University and provides you with a framework for achieving exceptional performance from your staff. Training focuses on four aspects of management:
Your training will be delivered over a two week period with classes two consecutive days one week and two the following week.
After completing the four-day training you will receive a certificate from Professional & Organizational Development.
Please note: SLP is one of our most popular programs. Please register early as spaces in this program fill up quickly.
Q. Who can attend SLP?
A. The Provost and Executive Vice President require that all UW supervisors complete this training.
Q. How was the program developed?
A. The Strategic Leadership Program received central funding and was launched in 1999. The goals of the original program included providing equal access to training, improving the quality of work life, and reducing University liabilities. The program received broad support from groups that included the Board of Deans, labor unions, the Professional Staff Organization, the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO), and the University Human Resources Committee (UHRC).
POD has developed all aspects of SLP, from budget to curriculum, with input from focus groups, surveys of UW supervisors, consultations with key departments, and analyses of best practices at peer institutions and in the public sector.
For more information about SLP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call POD at 206-543-1957.