Leadership Development

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is committed to growing its own leaders in addition to continuing to attract top talent from diverse and national pools.

We have several internal leadership programs for supervisors, managers, mid-level leaders and executives to support development along the leadership pipeline.

Training Programs for Newly Hired or Promoted Leaders

Frontline Leadership: Supervisory Training
Up-to-date resources and training programs for new and experienced supervisors in our system. E-learning content and in-depth labs and seminars to help all leaders in our system become more effective.

Academic Dean Orientation
An e-learning course for all new and interim academic deans.

New Administrator Orientation and Coaching
An annual day and a half orientation for new administrators and the availability of three individual coaching sessions.

Finance for the Non-Financial Administrator
An asynchronous elearning course designed to help administrators understand their financial duties.  There is no fee.  Register in Employee Training Registration and a login link to the D2L program will be sent to you.

On-going Leadership Development Resources for Supervisors, Managers and Administrators

Leadership Courses and Seminars
Courses and seminars that can be delivered upon request at your institution

Luoma Leadership Academy
An intensive year-long development program for a cohort of individuals who aspire to future leadership positions or want to improve their leadership skills in their current position.

MnSCU Executive Leader Development program
A year-long program designed to strengthen our executive leadership pipeline by identifying high performing, high potential leaders from our system and accelerating their development. 

Additional Resources: 

Talent Management Course Catalog
Leadership development programs for individuals, work teams and regional groups systemwide.

Supervisor Toolkit
The Supervisor Toolkit provides checklists, templates and tips for leaders in the MnSCU system to assist and support you in your everyday work as a manager or supervisor.

Project Management Resources

In addition to MnSCU’s program offerings, external or executive leadership development programs are available.  For more information, see: National/Regional Programs

To better understand the skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal characteristics that help support leader success in our system, please see the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ Leadership Competencies and the Leadership Competencies Toolkit.