Leadership and Management Development

There's a leader inside each of us. Daily, we direct aspects of our personal and professional life. Many leaders are visible in front of a group, but some are quietly guiding on the side. John Quincy Adams once said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

Five Traits of Successful Leaders

Review some of the top leadership skills and learn more about your own [in this video, quiz and article]

Management Foundations

Choose the right style of management, address performance problems, resolve conflict, and manage time.

Leadership Foundations

Develop your team, create an engaging workplace, develop political savvy, analyze your industry and hone your emotional intelligence.


The Socially Intelligent Leader

Bennis and Goleman explore the characteristics of highly effective leaders and the pitfalls of mediocre ones.

On Becoming a Leader

Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it, his classic work On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers.

The Leadership Challenge

Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

Trauma-Informed Leadership for Higher Education

In this complimentary webinar, you'll learn how to develop a leadership style that is personally supportive while still maintaining healthy professional boundaries, and how to create a team culture where team members can depend on each other for support during times of hardship.


First Time Manager Bundle

For those new to management or needing a basic refresher, this bundle of online courses is available through the Learning Hub.

People Manager Role Guide

For those interested in enhancing their skills as a manager, this bundle of online courses is available through LinkedIn Learning. You must be signed into LinkedIn Learning through the Cal Poly portal to view this page.

Understanding and Changing Your Management Style

Robert Benfari explains that the best managers are not born that way but share a mix of characteristics that can be analyzed, understood, and, most importantly, changed.

Conversation AI Simulator (CAISY)

This tool allows for scenario-based practice of challenging real-life situations in a safe practice environment where learners can move at their own pace. You’ll be challenged with a scenario, then prompted to provide the actions you’ll take to progress through the scenario while receiving feedback and guidance along the way. It’s a great resource for managers to practice conversation skills in a safe environment.