Centralized and Integrated Leadership Development: A Model from Columbus State University



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Create a shared culture of leadership development across your campus.

To ensure your faculty, staff, and students are prepared for the future of the workplace and are well positioned to become the leaders of tomorrow, it is vital to invest in their leadership development todayYou likely already have many leadership development programs across your campus, but they might operate separately from each otherreach limited audiencesor struggle to self-sustainA more effective way to offer leadership development is to create a single program that is easily accessible, inclusive to all, and embedded in the fabric of your everyday work. 

Join us online and learn how Columbus State University has done just thatNo longer is their leadership development distributed across multiple departments across campus — instead, they have created a self-sustaining, centralizedand integrated model that embeds leadership training throughout the universityBy having faculty, staffand even students sit side-by-side to share perspectives, they are breaking down barriers and uniting the campus communityIn addition, they extend their reach into the larger community by training and collaborating with organizations and business leaders. The benefit of a model like this is that all faculty, staff, and students receive the same message: that their leadership development is important and worth investing in. 


Who Should Attend

If you’re looking for ways to unify or strengthen your on-campus leadership programs, this webcast is for you. This training is specifically designed for senior leadershuman resourcesor others looking to align and integrate separate and distinct leadership programs. 



Section 1: Leadership Development Across All Communities 

Our expert instructors will introduce the leadership development programs offered for the following communities: 

  1. Faculty and Staff: L.I.V.E. CSU is a collection of four programs designed to provide all university faculty and staff with leadership programming at various stages of their career.
  2. Community LeadersThe Leadership Institute is a university-based consulting group that has worked with more than 200 organizations to provide thousands with leadership development, coaching, and more.   
  3. Students: Learn about how the Leadership Institute and L.I.V.E.   CSU partner together to include and reach students on campus. 


Section 2:  The Benefits and Impact of a Centralized and Integrated Model  

Hear some success stories and outcome data that demonstrates high levels of engagement and satisfaction as a result of this centralized and integrated model. 


Section 3:  Key Considerations for Designing a Centralized and Integrated Model 

You will learn how Columbus State University has approached the design and development of their centralized model and hear lessons learned for achieving similar integration on your campus.  Specifically, you’ll walk away with insights on how Columbus State University has: 

  • Established a centralized reporting structure for all leadership programming across campus 
  • Created financial stability by developing a self-sustaining leadership development program 
  • Included faculty and staff in defining and designing content  
  • Developed partnerships across campus and aligned those partnerships around common values 
  • Aligned the leadership curriculum with the strategic plan and values of the university 


Portrait of Chelsea Powell

Chelsea Powell

Assistant Director, Internal Leadership Development, Columbus State University

Chelsea provides leadership development to faculty and staff at Columbus State University and outside Leadership Institute clients. She is a National Certified Counselor, Mindset Qualified in FourSight, and holds several self-assessment tool certifications, including MBTI, FIRO-B and RightPath. 

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Portrait of Shana Young

Shana Young

Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development and Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, Columbus State University

Shana is a certified Human Behavior Consultant and Certified Executive Coach. She is certified in a variety of self-assessment tools, including DiSC, Bar-On Emotional Intelligence, Hogan, Myers-Briggs and RightPathShana is the lead on strategic planning research, development, and writing for many Leadership Institute clients, including the City of Columbus’ “10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.” 

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