Developmental Design


The Leadership Tech program focuses on developing five levels of leadership capacity:

  • Individual (personal / self)
  • Interpersonal
  • Team
  • Networked Communities
  • System and Sub-System

Changes in our internal culture and external environment necessitate distributive leadership to accomplish the four goals of Arkansas Tech’s strategic plan. More complex thinkers and action-oriented implementers are needed. Competencies of leaders we need at Tech are evolving beyond just the traditional leadership skills of communication and influence. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-awareness and personal mastery
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Networked relationships
  • Partnership across boundaries
  • Traditional vertical and expanded horizontal leadership capabilities
  • Accountability practices requiring initiative and ownership
  • Internal and external service excellence
  • Broader understanding and knowledge of Tech
  • Broader understanding and knowledge of higher education and Tech’s place within it – local, state, and federal

The University online learning system (Blackboard) will be used for assignments, course readings and resources, and other supplemental content. In addition to the program sessions, it is estimated that participants will devote six to eight hours per month completing readings and participating in developmental or experiential activities.