UI LEAD: Vision
Identifying, developing, and sustaining effective leaders is a core competency of healthy, thriving, and successful organizations. Effective leadership is critical to meeting the goals of The Iowa Promise, which is The University of Iowa’s current strategic plan.
It is our vision that The University of Iowa will have leaders at all levels who are able to nurture a healthy, humane, and competent culture.
UI LEAD engages the individual participant, providing focused attention and resources to enhance leadership skill and ability. Additionally, each participant’s own supervisor or faculty administrator is involved in the process to share insight, performance objectives, and support.
UI LEAD recognizes that individual development leads to organizational success.
Scholarly Ongoing and Creative Work
"Retain and attract outstanding faculty and staff who provide
the leadership and capacities for advancing knowledge
and applying it to improve society and the
-Renewing The Iowa Promise, The Strategic Plan for The
University of Iowa,
Why is leadership development critical on our campus?
Leadership development is often cited as a best practice for creating engaged workplaces, and to cultivating organizational excellence over time. Not only does it promote individual success, it fosters collective success—both in the “now,” and also over the long run.
While the concept of employee engagement is not new, the connection to leadership is gaining momentum. “Research has shown that not only are employees with strong leaders more engaged, but also that the quality of their relationships with their supervisors or managers is the most critical factor in determining whether or not they choose to stay or leave a job.” (Source: “Creating a Culture for Engagement,” Rich Wellins, Ph.D. and Jim Concelman, Workforce Performance Solutions, April 2005.)
- UI Leadership Competency Framework (pdf)
- TOOLKIT for individuals, supervisors/faculty administrators, and college/division-level usage
For more information on future leadership development needs and the process of establishing competencies of UI faculty and staff leaders, please visit:
- 2009 Introduction to the UI Leadership Competency Framework (pdf)
- 2008 UI Leadership Competency Dialogue (pdf)
- 2007 Campus Conversations on Leadership Development (pdf)
- Renewing The Iowa Promise, The Strategic Plan for The University of Iowa, 2010-2016
- Working at Iowa: campus engagement survey
- Faculty Development
- UI Mentoring Clearinghouse
- UI LEAD in the news - "Leadership for the Long Haul" in the November, 2007 issue of NACUBO's "Business Officer Magazine" (pdf)