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The goals of the Leadership Development Programs offered by Washington State University are to advance the individual development of leaders at all levels within the system. The program goals are:

Development of foundational leadership skills, advance skills for emerging leaders, and provide advanced support for mastery in leadership.

Teach and provide opportunities to develop and implement best practices associated with leadership roles and responsibilities.

Develop leaders’ change capability in order to react quickly to our changes in the economic and social environments.

Develop leaders’ soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, to advance leadership impact.

Questions? Access the FAQs below

Leadership Transitions, From Supervision to Leadership

One year facilitated networking group

The January 2024 series has been filled. Please look for applications coming in Fall 2024.

This training series is targeted to support supervisors who have completed their WSU New Supervisor training, and want to learn additional skills and tools to be successful in their role.

Leadership Enhancements, Developing your Leadership Skills

One year facilitated networking group

The Fall 2023 series has been filled. Please look for applications coming in March 2024.

This training series is targeted to support individuals who have recently transitioned to a manager role or who are seeking to increase their skills to become a manager.

Leadership Mastery, Mastering your Leadership Skills

One year facilitated networking group

The January 2024 series has been filled. Please look for applications coming in Fall 2024.

This training series is targeted to support individuals who have recently transitioned to a director role or who are seeking to increase their skills to become a director.


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Journeys

Successful applicants of the program will receive access to the Journey before the program begins.

Leadership Transitions, From Supervision to Leadership

  • Leader Transitions
  • Developing People
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Accountability
  • The Ethical Leader
  • Mindful Leadership
  • The Agile Leader
  • Digital Savvy Leadership
  • Leading with Executive Presence
  • Becoming a Frontline Manager
  • Leadership Toolkits

Leadership Enhancements, Developing your Leadership Skills

  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Developing People
  • Empathy and Connection
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing Conflict
  • Leadership Networking
  • Women & Leadership
  • Enabling Execution through Leadership
  • Leadership in the Age of AI
  • Moving into Middle Management
  • Leadership Toolkits

Leadership Mastery, Mastering your Leadership Skills

  • Building and Leading Teams
  • Leader as Coach
  • Leader as Motivator
  • Learning Culture
  • The Collaborative Leader
  • Leading through Change
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Cross Cultural Leadership
  • Leading Virtually
  • Moving into Senior Leadership
  • Leadership Toolkits

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much of a time commitment is the leadership development program?
    • Depending on which program you are accepted to, the time commitment is between four and six hours per month, each month, for a period of one year.
  2. How do I know which cohort is best for my development?