10 Ways Leadership Development Programs Fail in Higher Ed

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Diagnosing Leadership Development Programs

In the past decade, institutions of all types and sizes have started in-house leadership development programs—programs aimed at developing key faculty, staff, and administrators.

While building in-house leadership development programs is a critical long-term strategy, these investments are not without risk. These programs often come at considerable cost and can potentially alienate some members of campus who are not selected to participate. To set programs up for long-term success, campus officials need to be cognizant of common pitfalls that derail a program or limit its effectiveness.

In this paper, we review ten of the most common ways internal leadership development programs fail and some strategies to deal with them.

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