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Leadership Foundations

The Leadership Foundations Program is required for eligible non-faculty people managers with supervisory responsibility (up to and including Assistant Vice Presidents).

  • Builds leadership and management competencies among new and existing leaders
  • Delivered in four all-day sessions across four consecutive months
  • Cohort-based with peers who will examine the distinctive characteristics and skills leaders must develop and model to succeed within UT Southwestern
  • Developed in partnership with UT Southwestern executive leaders

Our Goal

To build engagement by encouraging sharing and enhancing leadership potential throughout the institution.

Curriculum Features

  • Instructor-led sessions
  • Professional assessments
  • Customized case studies
  • Instructional videos
  • Study of relevant work scenarios
  • Pre- and post-session assignments
  • Thought-provoking debate and analysis with self-reflection and personal development

Instructor Team

The instructors are UTSW leaders who create an engaging, challenging and motivating learning environment. The program also includes participants’ direct supervisors, who will be provided post-session resources to encourage application of learned concepts and practices on the job.

Leadership Foundations Sessions & Topics

Note: Links to individual session resources require VPN connection.
1. Leading Self2. Leading People3. Leading People4. Leading Business
  • Climate, Leadership Brand and The UTSW Way
  • Lead with Strengths

Go to Session 1

  • Human Resources Essentials
  • Employee Relations Process and Problem-Solving

Go to Session 2

  • Engagement and the Many Hats a Leader Wears
  • Diversity

Go to Session 3

  • Business of Academic Medicine and UTSW
  • Compliance and Internal Controls

Go to Session 4

Questions about leadership programs?