The Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute (OUELI) will offer its Strategic Leadership series of professional development courses beginning in September. The courses are open to all public and nonprofit managers and executives, and Ohio University administrative and faculty leaders are welcome to participate.
The courses are valuable for leaders of programs that serve the public, such as Kids on Campus, or those who apply for and manage grants. The program also benefits those who work with the government and other public agencies.
Participants learn to manage multiple stakeholders, communicate public value and combine infrastructure, personnel and operating procedures in a way that positions their programs to succeed. They also learn to measure the success of their activities and communicate that success to others.
Sessions are led by knowledgeable practitioners and researchers as well as faculty with expertise in public management, strategy, change, organizational dynamics, political communication and performance management.
Here's a look at this fall's courses, all of which will be offered at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs in Building 21 on The Ridges:
- Leading with Vision, Value and Strategy (Sept. 9-12)
OUELI's flagship program equips leaders with tools and concepts on value, which is the heart of public and nonprofit organizations. The program was developed in collaboration with the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, and more than 800 people have participated since 1998.
- Aligning Performance Measures, Strategy and Politics (Oct. 16-17)
This course focuses on using data to hone strategy and enhance value. Leaders learn concepts that help them focus on the use and application of data to drive their organization's strategy.
- Leading Change (Dec. 10-11)
Change is constant in today's public and nonprofit organizations. This program uses a computer-simulated environment in which participants apply change-management concepts learned in the session.
- Courage and Compromise in Public Leadership (rescheduled for spring - dates TBA)
This course uses writings, speeches and case studies on leadership as a forum to discuss how to balance ideals with the realities of public leadership.
To register for the courses, download and complete the application form or apply online at www.ohio.edu/executiveleadership. Those who register by July 31 receive a $50 discount on each session.
Call 740-593-9381 or visit the Web site for more information, including examples of how past participants have implemented the ideas they learned in the programs, recommended readings and resources.
-- Tasha Attaway
Updated July 31, 2008, to reflect course rescheduling.