Leading At Every Level
Every professional role brings with it the need for certain management and leadership skills and competencies - yet the specific needs are different for each role in an organization. Our "Leading at Every Level" model is designed to provide faculty and academic leaders with information about the management and leadership expectations as well as available tools and resources for ongoing learning and professional development.
Several offices across the university provide ongoing training and professional development. They are good places to look for a variety of current resources.
- Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost - Faculty Affairs
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
- University Organizational and Professional Development (UOPD)
- Diversity Development (DD)
- Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI)
- Lynda.com (online training resources)
- training.vt.edu - centralized training listing and scheduling system
View a listing of courses/workshops/resources, by topic.
Individual faculty members (whether Administrative and Professional, Instructional, or Research Faculty) have a realm of personal performance needs related to management and leadership competencies.
In addition to managing and leading within the scope of your individual role, you may find yourself leading a project or research team, chairing a committee, or supervising a staff member or graduate students. This adds an additional layer of needs related to "managing and leading others."
View management responsibilities and leadership competencies, as well as available resource information, for Faculty Members.
Moving into a role that requires you to lead a function - most often a program or department - brings a new set of management responsibilities and leadership challenges, needs, and expectations.
People in formal academic leadership roles such as assistant or associate department head, department head, program manager, or director - or those faculty members preparing to move into these types of roles - will find information about developing competencies for this level of managing and leading here.
View management responsibilities and leadership competencies, as well as available resource information, for Department/Program Leaders.
College- or division-level leadership adds yet another layer of management and leadership challenges, needs, and opportunities - leading a number of departments, programs, and functions as well as leading a cadre of other leaders.
People in senior level leadership roles such as assistant or associate dean, assistant or associate vice president, dean, or vice president - or those functional leaders preparing to move into these types of roles - will find information about developing competencies for this level of managing and leading here.
View management responsibilities and leadership competencies, as well as available resources, for College/Division Leaders.