Staff Leadership Development Program

Are you ready to make the next step toward leadership?

Application Process

  • Applications accepted - 
    Monday, Sept.17 - Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
  • Cohorts selected/contacted - 
    by Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
  • Course begins - 
    October 2018
  • Program completed - 
    October 2019


A new leadership development program for University of Toledo staff members was launched in fall 2017. A cohort of 22 individuals was selected and will graduate on Nov. 8, 2018.

Currently, applications and nominations are being accepted for the Staff Leadership Development program through 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. If you’re ready to take the next career step toward becoming a leader, this program may provide you with an incredible opportunity to grow!

Created in response to feedback received from staff and leadership throughout UT’s strategic planning process, the program is designed to develop emerging, high-potential leaders to help them grow in their existing positions at the University and later assume expanded leadership roles. 

Purpose OF Staff Leadership Development PROGRAM

  • Identify and provide leadership development for potential leaders and current staff for leadership roles, and assure the continuity of UT’s future leadership.
  • Provide a process for effective career development, as well as a mechanism for cross-campus networking and dialogue with current leaders.
  • Broaden participants’ understanding of how UT operates and improve fundamental skills and abilities.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time staff members who are emerging, high-potential leaders.
  • Minimum of two years of UT service.
  • Ability to devote at least two to three hours per month to prepare for and participate in leadership sessions, group activities, etc.
  • Form approved by a UT dean, vice president or senior leader / administrator.



The Staff Leadership Development Curriculum is a one-year program that will provide learning and development opportunities through courses, lectures, assessments and experiential learning. The courses will be facilitated by UT senior leaders and leadership subject matter experts.

A cohort of approximately 20 selected participants, representing a diverse cross-section of the University, will attend program sessions each month from October 2018 through October 2019, with no sessions slated during July and August, except for reading assignments.


Staff Self Nomination Form


Nomination Form for Supervisors

Last Updated: 5/2/19