Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program consists of a 26-month “curriculum” that addresses Leadership Competencies, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Practices. Through seminars (on leadership and emotional intelligence), experiential practices, reflection (on developing leadership competencies) and mentorship Fellows will develop knowledge and skills to be an effective leader.

Leadership Competencies span two perspectives: Leading Self (7 competencies) and Leading Others (6 competencies). Content on these Leadership Competencies has been adapted from work created at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy over the last decade.

Principles of Emotional Intelligence are infused into the AGLP Leadership Development plan. Led by Yale’s Dr. David Caruso and based on his collaboration with Yale’s President Peter Salovey and colleague John H. Mayer, the Emotional Intelligence aspect of the development plan include presentations and discussions on concepts in Emotional Intelligence and the development of one’s skill using an Emotional Blueprint to analyze and respond to critical situations faced by a leader. Readings from the Caruso/Salovey book “The Emotionally Intelligent Manager” as well as other texts are used as references.

The Leadership Competencies and Emotional Intelligence Practices emphasize skills needed for competent leadership. The book “The Leadership Challenge” by James Kouzes & Barry Posner serves as a reference for five essential leadership practices and these practices are also components of the curriculum. Each topic is introduced in a seminar where key elements are discussed, and examples used to build foundational knowledge. Each Fellow then practices this competency or skill during the following month within their academic and home lives as a form of experiential learning. A reflection period coincides with the experiential learning activities. Finally, a mentor-guided discussion on the learning, experiences and reflection reinforce each Fellow’s skills applying each topic to leadership scenarios. A new topic is covered each month. The four stages of the Leadership Development curriculum are more thoroughly described in the graphic below with the scheduling detailing the curriculum sequence.

Leadership Development Schedule

Members of the Yale community can access the videos, slides and references using the embedded links in this schedule.

Date
Leadership Competency
Theory Seminar
Emotional Intelligence
Theory Seminar
Practicum Preview
Session
Practicum &
Reflections
Topic Review Session
(Mentorship)
February 10
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
February 24
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
March
 
 
 
Accountability &
Responsibility
 
March 1
12:00-1:00
 
EI Overview
 
 
 
March 15
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
April
 
 
 
EI Overview
 
April 7
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Accountability &
Responsibility
April 5
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
April 19
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
May
 
 
 
Aligning Values
 
May 5
12:30-1:30 w/Yale
 
 
 
 
EI Overview
May 3
12:00-1:00
 
Managing Emotions
 
 
 
May 17
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
June
 
 
 
Managing Emotions
 
June 2
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Aligning Values
June 7
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
June 21
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
July
 
 
 
Followership
 
July 7
12:30-1:30 w/Yale
 
 
 
 
Perceiving Emotions
July 12
12:00-1:00
 
Using Emotions to
Facilitate Thought
 
 
 
July 19
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
August
 
 
 
Using Emotions to
Facilitate Thought
 
August 4
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Followership
August 2
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
August 16
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
September
 
 
 
Health & Well Being
 
September 1
12:30-1:30 w/Yale
 
 
 
 
Using Emotions to
Facilitate Thought
September 13
12:00-1:00
 
Understanding Emotions
 
 
 
September 20
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
October
 
 
 
Understanding Emotions
 
October 6
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Health & Well Being
October 4
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
October 18
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
November
 
 
 
Self-Awareness &
Learning
 
November 3
12:30-1:30 w/Yale
 
 
 
 
Understanding Emotions
November 1
12:00-1:00
 
Perceiving Emotions
 
 
 
November 15
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
December
 
 
 
Perceiving Emotions
 
December 1
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Self-Awareness &
Learning
December 6
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
December 20
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
January
 
 
 
Personal Conduct
 
January 10
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
January 24
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
February
 
 
 
Technical Proficiency
 
February 2
12:00-12:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Personal Conduct
February 14
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
February 21
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
March
 
 
 
Team Building
 
March 2
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Technical Proficiency
March 7
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
March 21
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
April
 
 
 
Influencing Others
 
April 6
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Team Building
April 11
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
April 18
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
May
 
 
 
Mentoring
 
May 4
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Influencing Others
May 2
12:00-1:00
 
 
 
 
May 16
12:00-12:30
 
 
 
 
June
 
 
 
Effective Communications
 
June 1
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Mentoring
June 6
12:00-1:00
Respect for Others
 
 
 
 
June 20
12:00-12:30
 
 
Respect for Others
 
 
July
 
 
 
Respect for Others
 
July 13
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Effective Communications
July 11
12:00-1:00
Taking Care of Others
 
 
 
 
July 18
12:00-12:30
 
 
Taking Care of Others
 
 
August
 
 
 
Taking Care of People
 
August 3
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Respect for Others
August 1
12:00-1:00
 
Model the Way
 
 
 
August 15
12:00-12:30
 
 
Model the Way
 
 
September
 
 
 
Model the Way
 
September 7
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Taking Care of People
September 12
12:00-1:00
 
Inspire a Shared Vision
 
 
 
September 19
12:00-12:30
 
 
Inspire a Shared Vision
 
 
October
 
 
 
Inspire a Shared Vision
 
October 5
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Model the Way
October 3
12:00-1:00
 
Challenge the Process
 
 
 
October 17
12:00-12:30
 
 
Challenge the Process
 
 
November
 
 
 
Challenge the Process
 
November 2
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Inspire a Shared Vision
November 7
12:00-1:00
 
Enable Others to Act
 
 
 
November 21
12:00-12:30
 
 
Enable Others to Act
 
 
December
 
 
 
Enable Others to Act
 
December 7
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Challenge the Process
December 5
12:00-1:00
 
Encourage the Heart
 
 
 
December 19
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
Encourage the Heart
 
 
January
 
 
 
Encourage the Heart
 
January 11
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Enable Others to Act
January 9
12:00-1:00
Program Debrief
Program Debrief
Program Debrief
Program Debrief
Program Debrief
January 25
12:30-1:30 w/GC
 
 
 
 
Encourage the Heart