Curriculum & Objectives - UO Leadership Academy

The academy’s curriculum is designed to create an engaged learning environment, and uses evidence-based scholarship and best practices in transformational leadership. To that end, the following objectives will be met.


  • Build an institutional culture that frames leadership as serving others, not simply positionality.
  • Create and nurture an inclusive community of diverse leaders at the University of Oregon.
  • Increase knowledge of the models, perspectives, and competences for effective leadership.
  • Understand the concepts of transformational leadership: a process that moves a group to accomplish more than what is usually expected of them.
  • Frame leadership strategies with current research, theory, and best practices.
  • Enhance skills and knowledge for one’s current role; increase capacity to serve as leaders in today’s higher education environment; and increase potential for leadership advancement.

Session Topics to Include

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Leadership and Work Behavioral Styles
  • Your Strengths, Your Leadership
  • Leveraging Diversity and Nurturing Inclusion Through Leadership
  • Building and Sustaining Strong Relationships as a Leader
  • Leading High Performance Teams
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Conversations That Matter: Engaging in Crucial, High-Stakes Dialogue
  • Conversations That Matter: Crucial Accountability and Dealing with Drama, Toxicity, and Conflict
  • Leading Organizational Change


Updated August 2018