Pathways Leadership Development Program 2011-2012
- Required Leadership Development courses
- Program Cost
- What Past Attendees are Saying About Pathways
- Time Commitment
- Who Should Participate?
- Behaviors of a Successful Pathways Participant
- Pathways Course Schedule 2011-2012
- How do participants enroll for Pathways?
- Intent to Enroll Form
Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s leadership principle: “Leadership development is self-development,” Pathways is a 10-month program designed for high-performing individuals to enhance their interpersonal effectiveness. The Pathways program guides participants through a self-discovery process to enable them to enhance their leadership propensity. Through this self-discovery process, participants will gain an understanding of “what they value, what inspires them, what challenges them, what gives them power and competence, and what encourages them. When they discover those things about themselves, they’ll know what it takes to lead those qualities out of others.” Through the program year, participants will complete a series of courses, identify and lead a project for their unit or department, and participate on a team project with other Pathways participants. These program components align with Kouzes' and Posner's, “Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” as discussed in their book, The Leadership Challenge. Based on 25 years of research and data from over three million leaders, Kouzes and Posner identified that extraordinary leaders, whether in formal or informal positions, demonstrate the following five practices:
- Modeling the Way
- Inspiring a Shared Vision
- Challenging the Process
- Enabling Others to Act
- Encouraging the Heart
Participants will study and apply these leadership practices by completing the following requirements:
- Participate in a 360-degree feedback assessment to identify key leadership behaviors and determine leadership development goals.
- Complete fourteen leadership development courses aligned with the five leadership practices.
- Partner with other participants on a Team Project and Team Presentation.
- Identify and lead a project for the individual's department/unit.
- Capture the Pathways experience through an Achievement Report and Presentation to demonstrate leadership accomplishments.
- Partner with a Pathways advisor who serves as a coach and mentor through the program.
- Network with peers and colleagues throughout the NC State Community and Partners.
- The Leadership Challenge Workship
- Introduction to Myers Briggs Type Indicator
- Project Management
- Interpersonal Communications
- Business Communications
- Conflict Resolution
- Team Fundamentals
- Team Decision Making & Problem Solving
- Generations in the Workplace
- Business Ethics
- Giving and Receiving Feedback
- Two Electives
$375 per N.C. State Faculty and Staff
Approximately 90 hours of required courses and 21 hours of meeting time or approximately 3 weeks commitment spread out over the program year.
The program is open to full-time employees of NC State University and Campus Partners who demonstrate leadership potential as outlined in the “Successful Pathways Participant Behaviors" below.
To determine the profile of a successful candidate, consider the following questions: Does the potential Pathways Leadership Development Program participant:
- seek out challenging opportunities?
- talk about future trends that will influence how work gets done?
- develop cooperative relationships among the people s/he works with?
- set a personal example of what s/he expects from others?
- recognize people for a job well done?
- challenge people to try new and innovative approaches to their work?
- describe a compelling image of what the future of your department could be like and inspire others?
- actively listen to diverse points of view and treat others with dignity and respect?
- follow through on the promises and commitments that s/he makes?
Complete the Intent to Enroll form. Once T&OD receives your form, applicants will be registered for the Program and will receive an email confirmation. Registration is a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified if all program participant slots are taken and will be added to the wait list. The Program begins in August and will run through May. Program course dates will be sent to participants after they have committed to the program.