Discussions serve to enhance the participants’ knowledge and capabilities in key areas:

  • Leadership styles
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Effective leadership communication
  • Designing and leading teams
  • Strategic planning
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Politics and power
  • Negotiating
  • Emotional intelligence
  • University structure and finances


Sample Lunch & Learns

Discussions and speakers may include:

  • University Structure & Budget – Chief Financial Officer
  • Alumni & Development – Executive Vice Chancellor for Alumni & Development
  • University Strategic Plan – Chancellor Wrighton
  • Future of Higher Education – Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration


Participating in PLAN was an extremely rewarding experience. I learned a lot about myself and the university- insights that I have been able to put to use in my day-to-day work. I am proud to call the members of my PLAN class both my colleagues and friends.

Ellen Rostand