Leadership Enrichment


Leadership Enrichment is an interactive, cohort-based program that provides USF mid-level leaders with the opportunity to examine themselves as leaders and to expand their self-awareness of effective leadership skills, styles, and behaviors. The sessions are designed to increase executive presence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to resolve workplace conflict. Participants learn to develop a more focused mindset, build cohesive teams, and be more dynamic in their engagement with others.

The program includes

  • Leadership expert led curriculum
  • Virtual 10 sessions over a five-month period that consist of 2-hour live virtual sessions 
  • CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Activities designed to implement learning into real life in-between sessions
  • Large and small group discussions
  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Internal networking opportunities


The Summer 2023 program is currently in progress. However, applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2023 program.

The deadline to submit is end of day, Monday, September 18, 2023. The Fall 2023 program will begin on Monday, September 27, 2023. Session dates, times, and locations are listed in the Session Dates section below.


Select here to access the online application. For questions, email the HR Talent Development Team at training@usf.edu. Please thoroughly review the information below before submitting the application.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the program, candidates must be mid-level leaders on a regular position at the University of South Florida. Temporary employees are not eligible to participate. Applicants must submit a completed application which includes their supervisor’s approval. If selected, participants must commit to ten, two-hour instructor-led sessions with activities/assignments to be completed in-between sessions.


There is a minimum seat requirement of 20 participants. If the minimum seat requirement is not met, the training will be rescheduled to the next season of delivery. 

The ideal candidate should

  • Be motivated to grow and develop as a leader
  • Possess interest in learning more about themself as a person and leader
  • Be open to feedback and coaching

Participant Selection Process

Mid-level leaders interested in the program must complete the online application and secure their supervisor’s approval. A committee reviews all of the applications and selects the participants. Applicants are then notified of their selection status via email.


In order for the individual and the cohort to fully benefit from this developmental program, attendance at all sessions is expected. Absences may be excused at the instructor’s discretion. Excessive absences could disqualify the participant from completing the program.

Session Dates

The program is facilitated via a hybrid format. Sessions are either in-person on the Tampa campus or virtual through MS Teams.

Fall 2023 Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 27
  • Monday, October 9
  • Monday, October 23
  • Monday, November 6
  • Monday, November 20
  • Tuesday, December 5
  • Monday, December 18
  • Monday, January 8
  • Monday, January 22
  • Monday, February 5

Topics Covered

  • Value alignment
  • Mindset
  • Character, reputation, & influence
  • Values-based decision making
  • Strengths
  • Communciation
  • Coaching basics
  • Time management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mechanics of negotiation

Program Costs

There is an $800 program fee payable by the participant's college/department via chartfield.