Leadership Development


Inquiry Project on Adaptive Leadership

Apply to join a group of current and emerging campus leaders to explore approaches to leadership through readings and discussions. This inquiry project will focus on leading from the middle of an organization and ways to find partners and build coalitions to move efforts forward. Topics will include adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence, leading through change, and strategies for addressing group challenges. Discussions will be based on common readings; 1-2 hours of preparatory work is expected for each session. Applications are due Wednesday, January 22 at 5 p.m.

Leadership Book Group

Everyone at UM can exercise leadership in their own way, in their own role. Join a group of your colleagues for informal, challenging, and fun discussions on articles and books about leadership. Open to anyone interested in leadership and developing or deepening relationships across campus. The group will meet biweekly on Friday afternoons, starting on Friday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m. Reading will be selected by the group and designed to be applicable to your work. Please email jasminezink.laine@mso.umt.edu to receive emails about upcoming reading selections.

Professional Development Sessions on Effective Management and Leadership

The Office of Learning and Development is building a series on practical approaches and strategies to help you lead and support your colleagues and employees. We have a few sessions already planned and will be adding more in the coming months so check back to see new offerings.

VAuLTS Leadership Program for Women Faculty in STEM

In collaboration with Washington State University and a partnership of regional schools, the Office of Organizational Learning and Development has received a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant to support leadership development for mid-career women faculty in STEM.  Eligible faculty from the Mountain Campus, Missoula College, and Bitterroot College will be invited to apply.

Women's Leadership Initiative

The Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) is a collaborative with Clearwater Credit Union aiming to build a community that accelerates women's career of impact. The current WLI cohort includes 10 UM employees and 2 Clearwater Credit Union employees, modeling a public-private partnership that will benefit both campus and the wider Missoula Community.