People are the University’s most valuable asset. Directing, engaging, empowering, encouraging, and inspiring staff to their performance potential is a key responsibility of the manager’s role. A primary goal of the *Essential Management Certificate program is to enhance and provide depth to the Lehigh managerial skill set. The Essential Management Certificate will prepare managers to fulfill that ongoing and challenging responsibility and is designed to provide managers with vital competencies essential to fulfilling their demanding roles at Lehigh University.
CITE: Your Story, My Story A requirement of all managers, this theatrical program provides an opportunity for audiences to hear, explore, and experience each other in a manner that illuminates their similarities rather than their differences.
Crucial Conversations Crucial Conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. Attendance at all three sessions is required.
Inclusion Insights An expectation of all staff, Inclusion Insights is self-discovery about how our experience drives our assumptions. Develop awareness of our potential blind spots.
Crucial Accountability If you want to learn how to hold others accountable, or as a leader you want to help create a culture where everyone speaks honestly, clearly, and respectfully about violated expectations, this course is your next logical choice. (Crucial Conversations is a prerequisite to this course)
Journey to High Performance (J to HP) Program:
J to HP presents five topics in eight days over eight months and closes with a follow up session to help promote continuous enhancement of the vital competencies. Participation in the Journey to High Performance program is by manager nomination.
The Case for High Performance
Practices of Successful Leaders (PSL)
Discovering the Leader in You
Engagement: Linking Communication to Leading
Performance Management: Linking Communication to Managing
Follow Up Session
Not Anymore Staff and faculty online harassment and discrimination training. A requirement of all staff, including managers.
VISIONS Visions trainings are about enhancing Lehigh's capacity to create an equitable campus community by introducing staff, faculty, students to the Visions framework and common language (guidelines for effective dialogue, target/non-target, modern "isms" and internalized oppression, etc.). A requirement for managers.
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- The Build and Enhance Skills through Training (BEST) program supports the costs associated with enrolling in noncredit educational programs.
- Lehigh's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) fosters excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research.
- Through Lehigh's tuition benefit program employees may earn undergraduate and graduate degrees at Lehigh and LVAIC institutions tuition free.