Online Leadership Training

With in-person programs being cancelled due to COVID-19, the ILC is happy to offer the following online training for all Illinois students. More virtual opportunities are still being developed so check back later, or sign up for our email list to get notified when new offerings are available. 

Instructions to self-enroll into the self-paced workshops are provided below. 

If you have any questions or issues signing up, please email leadership@illinois.edu

 

Summer 2020 Workshops

Designed by the Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC), a variety of leadership development workshops are available to academic classes and groups within the University of Illinois community.

Below are the workshops currently being offered: 

  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Dare to Lead
  • Empathy
  • Human Dignity (pre-recorded only
  • ILI: Illinois Leadership Inventory
  • Inclusive Conversations*
  • Listening
  • Personal Development: Self-Management
  • Psychological Safety*
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Thinking* 

Workshops can be delivered live via Zoom by an ILC staff member, in a pre-recorded PowerPoint format, or in an asynchronous format (*) via Compass. Each workshop is one hour long, unless denoted otherwise in the description.

Descriptions of Zoom or pre-recorded workshop options can be found at  https://leadership.illinois.edu/workshops and asynchronous workshop descriptions can be found below.

Please note, a service fee may be associated with any non-student groups requesting a workshop. 

 

 

Illinois Leadership Inventory

The Illinois Leadership Inventory (ILI) is a self-assessment tool designed by the Illinois Leadership Center to help students better understand themselves and their leadership competencies.

At Illinois, we define leadership through 21 competencies across four levels of practice: Personal/Self, Interpersonal/Team, Organization, and Community/Society.

click here to take the ILI

Each module will ask you a series of questions about the leadership competencies in that level of practice. It will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete each module. Upon completion of a module, you will be provided with suggestions and recommendations for mastering each competency.

 

 

 

Asynchronous (Self-Paced) Workshops

Follow the instructions to self-enroll into any of the workshops below:

  • Log in to Compass, https://compass2g.illinois.edu/

  • On the left hand side, scroll to the bottom and click “Browse Course Catalog”.

  • Search for “ILC Online Leadership Training

  • Click the down arrow next to the course and select “Enroll” and Submit

 

If you have any questions or issues signing up, please email leadership@illinois.edu

 

Interpersonal/Team: Psychological Safety (1 hr)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Group DynamicsCommunication

In this workshop, you will learn about the concept of psychological safety and how to create a culture in groups/teams that allows for people to speak up, make mistakes and bring their full selves to work.

Psychological safety is a key factor in promoting innovation and creativity in teams. Amy Edmondson, professor of leadership and management at Harvard Business School, introduces nine actionable tips, including encouraging open dialogue, reinforcing the purpose and meaning of your organization, leading with openness, modeling curiosity, soliciting feedback, and celebrating risk.

As a result of this training students will

  • Define psychological safety
  • Differentiate a "good question" from a "bad question"
  • Script a response to a difficult conversation
  • Identify strategies to promote psychological safety in groups/teams

This workshop counts for 1-hour of leadership training for the leadership certificate.

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.

 

 

Inclusive Conversations (2 hrs)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Openness, Social Justice, Communication

openness social justice communication

Organizations reap the benefits of diversity—when employees bring their whole, authentic selves to work. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative, and engaged. Authenticity at work includes sharing and speaking up about work and life experiences that may be different based on one’s identity. Developing the skills to conduct meaningful conversations on potentially polarizing topics such as race, religion, and gender is critical for human resources professionals, managers, and team leaders.

Mary-Frances Winters offers a multistep process for building the skills necessary to engage in inclusive conversations. Find out how to conduct an exploratory self-assessment to better understand yourself and your team, learn tactics to go from polarization to common ground, and discover practical techniques for discussing difficult topics.

As a result of this training participants will

  • Construct “I am” identity statements and conclude the importance of knowing their own identity prior to understand other’s identities
  • Apply the Model for Bold and Inclusive Conversations to a real-life scenario
  • Describe specific examples of how they have learned about groups other than themselves
  • Recall the four components of The Winters Group 4E Model in assessing readiness

This workshop counts for 2-hours of leadership training for the leadership certificate.  

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.

 

 

Systems Thinking (2 hrs)

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Systems Thinking, Change Management

system thinking change mangement

Systems thinking helps us make sense a complicated and uncertain world.  The principles can be applied to interpersonal relationships, business decisions, climate change and other complex issues.  In this workshop, participants will learn about key system thinking concepts through readings and videos by experts Dr. Peter Senge (MIT) and Dr. Derek Cabera (Cornell).  Participants will learn strategies to apply systems thinking, identify key terminology, and create a systems map of their own.

  • Identify key terminology in systems thinking (e.g. feedback, delay, loops, reinforcing/balancing loops).
  • Differentiate between detail and dynamic complexity and reinforcing and balancing feedback processes.
  • Define VUCA
  • Create a systems map
  • Apply systems thinking to current events and personal experiences

This workshop counts for 2-hours of leadership training for the leadership certificate. 

Once you have completed the module an ILC staff member will review your responses and provide you documentation of completion.  Please allow 2 business days to receive a confirmation of completion.