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The Lead Others courses offer managers the knowledge, skills, and practical tools they need to engage and develop their teams to deliver breakthrough results, and navigate a changing work reality.

Manager Foundations

Created in partnership with schools and units across campus, Manager Foundations is designed to develop skilled, confident and connected leaders to support Northwestern’s mission and culture. 

Program Audience

Manager Foundations is an anchor program for managers new to a management role at Northwestern in the past two years, with preference given to those with at least two direct reports. 

Program Goals

This interactive program spans two months and encompasses approximately 32 hours of learning across various modalities; learn on your own, learn with your cohort in synchronous sessions, and learn on the job with your team of direct reports.

By program completion, managers will:

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FY23 Program

There will be two cohorts offered in a hybrid and a virtual format.

FY23 Program dates can be found here!

FY24 Interest Form

Please note:  Northwestern's investment in leadership development has made it possible to offer Manager Foundations via a 50/50 co-funding module at a cost of $200 per participant for schools and units in FY23.

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Additional workshops include: