L.E.A.D. Certificate Program for Supervisors


The L.E.A.D. Certificate Program for Supervisors (L.E.A.D.) provides university leaders with the opportunity to increase their leadership competency through classes, individual and team coaching, assigned readings, exercises, assessments and networking.   The program strategically focuses on the competencies associated with effective supervision and leadership simultaneously.  Participants gain the skills necessary to effectively drive the performance of their teams and the success of their unit, department or division.  L.E.A.D. is an intensive ten-month cohort program; participation is limited to 15 participants annually.

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Participants in the L.E.A.D. Program will:

  • Learn about themselves, their teams and the university as a whole
  • Engage their teams and be inspired lead & serve
  • Achieve results
  • Develop strong networks and relationships


Here are some memorable moments from this cohort group:

  • I think my most memorable moment was the session where we conducted role playing and had to pick out good and bad forms of leadership. It was interesting how the group deciphered the actions and picked out the good qualities and bad qualities. Our cohort has some great actors!

  • I have gleaned information for growth, and gained new work relationships; familiar friendly faces that smile and say ‘hi’ in the cafeteria.

  •  In a more general way, I am seeing a slow transformation in the way that I am processing the data around me from a different perspective than I had before. This is an on-going process but the course had a big part in helping give me new tools by which to think of that I need to deal with and resources available to me.

  • I was skeptical at best about how another program about leadership would help me become better because deep down inside all I’ve ever wanted was to become a great leader, one that others would willingly follow…Fast forward to present day and I will be the first to say that the L.E.A.D. group, speakers and facilitators have influenced me in ways many may never know.  They not only understand my journey, but have been there before and are willing to throw me a lifejacket when I feel like I’m drowning. What a difference nine months and a good coach and a little faith can make!

L.E.A.D. Alumni Network:


Representing LEAD 1-5 from left to right:
  • (Back Row): Dave Phillips, Laura Watt, Edith Reed, Kelli Caponero, Tana Spencer, Karma Topor, Shirley Mosley, Lisa Board-McShepard
  • (Front Row): Dawn Richards, Susan Frey, Jason Goodrick, Mary Beth Serrano, Eileen Connell, Kathleen Bates, Siu Yan Scott, Diane Domanovics