OU Leadership Council is an annual eight-month leadership development program that
engages up to 24 university
leaders across all three campuses to
enhance their leadership skills. Those accepted into the program have the opportunity to develop close professional relationships with their cohort members, volunteer in their community, and learn from/network with other leaders within the university. Through the program participants experience a
level of self-improvement that prepares them for career advancement.
The program begins with an Everything DiSC Workplace Behavior Assessment to help participants understand their preferred communication style and learn about communicating with people with different communication styles. Sessions include a guest speaker and provide real-world exercises and tools that participants can use in their workplaces. The five core learning sessions focus on Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.