The Leadership Development Program for Executives is for employees in the OSU Extension Service, the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Ecampus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Participants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position.
The application for the 6th LDPE cohort is now closed.
The application for the 2020/21 year will be available in August of 2020.
Timeline is tentative and will be updated as dates are confirmed
October 10: Cohort 6 participants announced
November 6, 10-11am: Cohort 6 Orientation Webinar, Ballard 104 or Zoom
November: Cohort 6 Assessments (on own time)
December 9-11: Cohort 6 on-campus workshop series, led by the Ohio State University Center for Leadership, CH2M Hill Alumni Center
January - September: Cohort 6 Intermittent leadership activities, including: coaching, readings, virtual classes, and discussions
February - August: Cohort 6 "Leadership fellow” experience under supervision of assigned mentor, not to exceed three months
March or April: Cohort 6 Spring Retreat (one day on campus) or webinar series
July: Cohort 7 Applications available
Late August/September: Cohort 6 Summer Capstone and Graduation, Brasada Ranch or Black Butte (three weekdays)
September: Cohort 7 participants announced
October: Cohort 6 evaluations
What people are saying about LDPE:
“Through my LDPE mentoring, I was able to explore concepts such as: where I can exert control vs. influence, building emotional self-awareness, and making space for self-reflection.”
“This project combined both of my roles and allowed me to connect with stakeholders across campus, with companies in the Portland area, and with OSU senior leadership.”
“Throughout the project, I was reminded of the importance of communication, vision, accountability, flexibility and decision-making skills… As a result of this project, I feel I have gained new insights, new skills and a new appreciation for the tools I already bring to the process…”
“Leadership lessons [learned] included learning about how strategy and structure drive an organization, the importance of communicating a clear mission and values, and techniques for influencing others to achieve genuine commitment and investment in partnerships.”
“Being a details person, my mentor helped me look at my project—and day-to-day work—with ‘big-picture’ eyes, which allowed me to see it differently, make changes, and have a greater impact. The interpersonal assessments facilitated by Ohio State were also invaluable and enlightening, helping me to grow singularly and within my team.”