Employee Development & Leadership Series

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Initial ED&LS Cohort


In 2014, the Office of Human Resources, in collaboration with the College of Business, established a development and leadership series for high performing staff and faculty at Frostburg State University. This initiative provides up-and-coming leaders at the University with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their current roles and prepares them for potential leadership roles in higher education. The series consists of eight workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different topic and outcomes that have been identified in collaboration with current campus leaders, based upon the Frostburg State University Leadership Competency model. In addition, participants have the opportunity to learn about the different divisions and structures of the University and the University System of MD through panel discussions and presentations provided by division leaders.

The Goals of the Series:

  1. To enhance participant knowledge, skills, and competencies in leadership while developing their ability to manage change.
  2. To improve supervisory skills, methods and practices.
  3. To increase the individual’s awareness of his/her supervisory style and develop/increase the ability to adapt to different styles of behavior.
  4. To raise awareness of conflict styles and effective approaches to conflict resolution.
  5. To build a fundamental understanding of current employment, labor laws and regulations that impact the workplace.
  6. To assist participants in developing the ability to manage an increasingly diverse workforce and assist in fostering an inclusive workplace environment characterized by fairness, understanding, and mutual respect and civility.

We encourage interested, high performing individuals and their supervisors to discuss the relevance of this series to the employee’s development and to submit an application for consideration no later than April 24 to the Office of Human Resources.  Members of the FSU Learning and Organizational Development Committee will review applications and select participants.  In order to qualify for the series, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Exempt or faculty status (exceptions by request)
  • 3+ years professional work experience
  • PMP ratings of above standards or better
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Master’s preferred
  • Self-nomination or Supervisor’s Recommendation
    • Supervisor approval
    • Supporting statement for nomination in either case

Sessions are scheduled for 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attendance at all sessions is required. Adjustments due to weather or other extenuating circumstances may occur.

The cohort will consist of a mix of staff & faculty members.  Participants will be notified of their acceptance into the series by mid-May.

Below are the application materials to be submitted:

  • An application/nomination form
  • A letter of intent stating how participation in the series relates to the applicant’s individual career goals.
  • A resume or CV.

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