LEAD Program Curriculum 2015

Dr. Helen Yin teaches a LEAD class.
Helen Yin, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Office of Women's Careers (right) teaches a session of the LEAD Program.

Kickoff and Orientation

5–6:30 p.m.
, Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A.W. Harris Faculty Club

Introduction to Leadership

1–5 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Identify key leadership attributes
  • Appraise your personal communication and leadership styles
  • Develop your emotional intelligence

Personal Leadership

1–5 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Learn core principles and practical tools for organization and time management
  • Saying “yes” and saying “no”
  • Build resilience and energy

Communication and Influence

1–5 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Learn to be an impactful communicator
  • Increase your executive presence
  • Build positive power, influence and credibility

Situational Leadership

1–5 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Know the differences between directive and supportive leadership styles
  • Set meaningful goals
  • Learn to match your leadership style to your team members’ developmental stages

Diversity, Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias

1–5 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Learn how to encourage diversity in opinions and ideas
  • Understand the importance of creating cultural competency in our organization
  • Understand the impact of unconscious bias and learn to reduce bias


1–5 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Develop an understanding of the science and art of negotiation
  • Understand the differences between win–lose and win–win negotiations
  • Learn and practice techniques for transforming win–lose negotiations to win–win negotiations

Working as a Team

1–5 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Role playing using vetted business school leadership and team simulation tools
  • Understand the challenges of managing a diverse team
  • Explore influences on collective decision making

Financing the Academic Missions

1–5 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Gain insight into the Institutional financial overview
  • Understand the financing of the research, education and clinical enterprises

Selecting and Managing the Right Team

1–5 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015
Bass Center Tower 1 (BPA.312)

  • Understand how to select the right person for the position
  • Practice how to give feedback/have difficult discussions about performance/resolve conflict
  • Learn how to coach for improved performance

Strategic Planning and Vision

1–6 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2015

  • Learn from our senior leaders about their vision for academic and clinical transformation
  • LEAD program wrap up
  • Celebration!