Leadership development

It is the expectation and goal of VCU that good leadership exists throughout its workforce. VCU supports managers in their leadership development and expects managers to participate in training and educational opportunities that contribute to sustaining, enhancing and improving their leadership skills. Other developmental resources include experiential learning, 360 feedback, coaching, mentoring, networking and team-based simulations to solve real problems. It is the expectation of the university that managers participate in such activities on a regular and ongoing basis and schedule at least one such developmental opportunity each year consistent with available resources. To realize the full potential of the VCU leadership competencies, managers are also expected to adopt practices that develop and reward leadership throughout their area.

From these expectations, two critical competencies have been identified for effective leadership at VCU: leading others and leading change. The university's leadership development curriculum is designed around these competencies so managers have the support and resources they need to be successful in living up to the high standards expected of those who serve in these challenging roles.

VCU managers can log into Talent@VCU to access leadership development training. For help or for more information, contact:

Contact VCU Human Resources Leadership Development:
Jeremy Bost

VCU Leadership Development Program Manager
(804) 828-5179
jbost2@vcu.edu