Leadership Essentials

Program Overview

The Leadership Essentials Program is a three-tier multifaceted leadership skills development program targeted to staff, supervisors, team leads, and faculty who desire to enhance the current effectiveness of their leadership skills, and learn how to positively impact people, performance, and productivity. 

Tier 1 is curated towards individual contributors and tier 2 is curated towards managers, team leads, and faculty, each providing specific information that will help you succeed in your current function. Completing tier 1 or tier 2 meets the prerequisite criteria for Intensive.

Competency Model

Core competencies are the measurable skills, behaviors, and attitudes that lead people to success in their work. The following competency model was designed using the Korn Ferry Leadership Architectâ„¢, a global competency framework.*

Our competency model represents the success profile of each program based on leader level. Success profiles are the unique combination of competencies that describe the skill set of the ideal person for a specific level or key job. Individuals who most closely match a success profile will be considered the best fit, or star performers (Ruyle & Orr, 2010).

Competency Model

To use the competency model above, begin by:
  1. Identifying the ideal skill set for the role you want to pursue.
  2. Attend the programs that will help you develop an understanding of those competencies.
  3. Incorporate these competencies in your self-performance appraisal.
  4. Discuss with your leader what successful application of these competencies looks like and have them evaluate you after a set period.