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Management in Action Program

Program Overview

The Management In Action Program (MAP) prepares managers to become more strategic in their leadership, more effective at achieving results through others, and more successful at creating a culture that attracts and retains the very best people.

Applications for the 2017-2018 cohort will open in early/mid Summer 2017

Is MAP for me?

To apply for MAP you must be a benefits-eligible manager who . . .

  • supervises at least two classified staff, appointed professionals, faculty, or student workers/graduate associates
  • has acquired and demonstrated the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful manager through either experience or professional development 
  • can commit to in-person attendance at all program events
  • has secured the support of your immediate supervisors during the application process

If selected, what will I receive as part of the MAP cohort?

  • Six leadership workshops designed to provide you with important skills and real-world advice about Employment Law, Career Conversations, Leading Change, and Building and Retaining Effective Teams
  • An individual Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment
  • Two peer learning and networking opportunities guided by designated MAP Mentors and Subject Matter Consultants
  • Membership in the campus-wide network of MAP Program Graduates
  • Up to four individualized Leadership Coaching sessions near your successful conclusion of MAP
  • Certificate of completion

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2017-2018 cohort will open in early/mid Summer 2017

What can I expect, once I have applied?

  • The MAP Advisory Council will select up to 25 applicants to participate.
  • All applicants will be informed of the selection results by late September/early October 2016.

What is the 2016–17 MAP event schedule?

Date Event
October 27, 2016
9:00 AM–1:30 PM

MAP Orientation Event: From Management to Strategic Leadership (Includes Hosted Lunch Program)
Employees and work groups are most energized when they have a clear and compelling vision of the future and possess the tools necessary to achieve the results expected of them. Participants will engage in a strategic process involving key organizational questions.
November 10, 2016
9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Increasing Individual and Team Effectiveness MBTI® Exploration
High-performing organizations have efficient and effective teams and team members. In this highly interactive session, we will use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® as a tool for understanding and improving individual and team success.
December 8, 2016
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

The Power of Honest Feedback
As a manager, you're responsible for the success of your organization. In this session, we’ll focus on providing employees with clear and consistent performance feedback as an essential element of organizational success.
Week of December 12, 2016
Cohort Challenge—Meet Your Subject Matter Consultant
January 26, 2017
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Cohort Challenge—Team Presentations

February 23, 2017
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

What Managers Need to Know about Employment Law
This session reviews the various employment law issues that can come into play for managers, such as sexual harassment, workplace violence, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act concerns.
Week of March 13, 2017
Cohort Challenge—Meet Your Subject Matter Consultant Sessions
March 30, 2017
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Building a High-Performance Culture
What does it take to create a culture that attracts, sustains, and inspires people to do their very best work? How can you increase innovation and productivity? Learn a framework for engaging talented people to propel your organization forward.
April 27, 2017
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Creating Momentum for Future-Oriented Change
In order to inspire your employees to keep striving for higher levels of performance, you must effectively help them navigate the waves of change. Learn specific steps to successfully guide others through transition periods.
May 11, 2017
9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Capstone Event: Cohort Challenge—Team Presentations
(Includes Hosted Lunch Program)


Who can I contact if I have questions about MAP?

Please direct comments or questions to Marcie Limón de Krogstad at 520-621-1388, or