Leadership Training Programs

Carlson School of Management | Executive Education

Elevate your leadership capabilities and develop new management skills with training from the top business experts from the University of Minnesota and beyond. 

Executive Education programs are focused learning experiences designed to meet the specific development needs of today's business leaders. Programs typically last two to five days and are ideal for individuals or teams who need to develop specific business acumen and/or leadership skills. Carlson Executive Education specializes in practical, actionable experiences that harness the expertise of the University of Minnesota to accelerate growth for individuals and their organizations.

UMN Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Programs from Leadership and Talent Development will help you to build your leadership skills and leverage your capabilities to positively impact your department, employees, and work teams.

  • College LEADS - The College LEADS program helps faculty build their leadership skills to address the University’s six unique leadership challenges. Faculty members participate in assessments, personal coaching, classroom sessions, online activities, and simulations. Participants will join a cohort of other faculty members in their college in person once a month for nine months.
  • Tailored Leadership Programs and Coaching - We work with teams and individual leaders to develop programs based on the specific needs of your college, campus, or unit. We always begin the program with an intake process and assessment to ensure we deliver a program that is aligned with your goals.
  • Assessments - Assessments are an effective tool to gather information about faculty and staff to use to make plans for the future. Developmental Assessments are used as a feedback tool for personal development. These kinds of assessments give faculty and staff the self-awareness needed to perform effectively. 
    • Two assessments are administered:
      • Customized 360-degree assessment based on the specific U of M leadership Challenges
      • Hogan Insight series which provides scientifically validated information about an individual’s strengths, performance risks, and core values.
    • Leadership Selection Assessments measure a candidate’s readiness for critical leadership roles. We deploy leadership selection assessments based on the unique needs and requirements for a particular leadership role and designed to inform hiring decisions.