The Leadership Development Program, Executive-Level, is for employees within the Divisions of University Outreach and Engagement, Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Participants should have significant professional experience (2+ years) within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an advanced or executive leadership position.
The ten-month program includes:
Ohio State Leadership Center-led deep-dive personal assessment curriculum and self-reflection
Personal coaching calls
Book clubs led by LDPE alumni and executives
Social justice and equity work
Training and workshop sessions throughout the year as driven and selected by the cohort based on needs
Executive project and goals-based mentoring
A summer Graduation Capstone with activities, speakers, team challenges, and certification
Access to resources and support for your leadership journey
The application for the 2021-22 year is now closed. Check back in August 2022 to apply for the 9th Cohort!
Timeline is tentative and will be updated as dates are confirmed. We are also tentatively planning on a hybrid year, with the December kick-off workshops and Summer Graduation Capstone occurring in person (with distancing, masks, individually-wrapped catering, etc.), and the remaining activities occurring virtually. This is dependent upon current regulations and safety.
November 10, 1-2pm: Cohort 8 Orientation Webinar
December 13-15: Cohort 8 Kick-off: In-depth Workshop Series, led by the Ohio State University Center for Leadership - Alumni Center
January - September: Cohort 8 Intermittent virtual leadership activities, including: trainings, coaching calls and peer-coaching, book clubs, activities, and discussions
February - August: Cohort 8 "Leadership fellow” experience under supervision of assigned executive mentor, not to exceed three months
August: Cohort 9 Applications available
TBD 3 Days in August/ Early September: Cohort 8 Summer Capstone and Graduation
September: Cohort 9 participants announced
October: Cohort 8 evaluations
Mid-November: Cohort 9 Orientation Webinar
December 12-14: Cohort 9 Kick-off: In-depth Workshop Series, led by the Ohio State University Center for Leadership
What people are saying about LDPE:
"With LDPE, I appreciated the time to learn, to process, to explore. The program offers a variety of experiences over 9 months, each one building on the other. The greatest value for me was having the opportunity and time to actively participate in and reflect on each activity and the experience as a whole. I am forever grateful for the experience."
“Through my LDPE mentoring, I was able to explore concepts such as: where I can exert control vs. influence, building emotional self-awareness, and making space for self-reflection.”
“This project combined both of my roles and allowed me to connect with stakeholders across campus, with companies in the Portland area, and with OSU senior leadership.”
“Throughout the project, I was reminded of the importance of communication, vision, accountability, flexibility and decision-making skills… As a result of this project, I feel I have gained new insights, new skills and a new appreciation for the tools I already bring to the process…”
“Leadership lessons [learned] included learning about how strategy and structure drive an organization, the importance of communicating a clear mission and values, and techniques for influencing others to achieve genuine commitment and investment in partnerships.”
“Being a details person, my mentor helped me look at my project—and day-to-day work—with ‘big-picture’ eyes, which allowed me to see it differently, make changes, and have a greater impact. The interpersonal assessments facilitated by Ohio State were also invaluable and enlightening, helping me to grow singularly and within my team.”