Leadership Program

Chancellor’s Leadership Program


The program goals are to help employees across campus develop as leaders, build overall campus leadership capacity, and contribute solutions or improvements to campus programs, operations, or impact. It will bring a selected cohort of faculty and staff together to learn about principles and practices of leadership, to create leader development plans for their own professional advancement, and to contribute their leadership to campus programs and initiatives. The program is centered on the reading and discussion of a book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (Heifetz, Grashow, and Linsky, 2009). Participants will meet together monthly to discuss the book and use what they learn to create a Leader Development Plan for their own professional development.

Program Details

Participants will be provided with a copy of the book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (Heifetz, Grashow, and Linsky, 2009), participate in monthly book discussions, and complete a Leader Development Plan (LDP), due at the end of the program. The LDP will ask participants to reflect on their learning and identify key components of their development as a leader going forward. The LDP can be used by employees on their own or in conjunction with professional development goals.

Faculty and staff participants who complete the program will be invited to put their leadership skills to work in addressing a campus issue or challenge in alignment with our new strategic plan. Details of this aspect of the program are dependent on the interest of members of the cohort and will involve co-development of a proposal with the Chancellor.

Resources & Expectations

The book will be provided at no charge to the participants. Participants are expected to commit to being present for all sessions, prepare for session readings and discussion questions, and submit a completed Leader Development Plan as part of their regular program of professional development activities. Sessions will be scheduled on Fridays over the lunch hour, unless this time presents too many conflicts.

Application Process

The Chancellor's Leadership Program is open to tenured/tenure track faculty, lecturers, clinical lecturers or staff up to and including the level of director who have been employed in a full-time capacity at IU South Bend for at least 3 years. A cohort of between 10 - 15 participants will be selected by the Chancellor's Cabinet with in an effort to balance diversity of gender, ethnicity, experience, faculty and staff ranks to create an inclusive and diverse group. Previous participants may also review applications. Individuals from same department will not be allowed to participate in the same year.

Applications for the next cohort of the Chancellor's Leadership Program will open in the spring of 2024. Look for more information in the Daily Titan.

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872