Minnesota State's strategic framework calls on all of us to:

  • Ensure access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans
  • Be the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs
  • Deliver to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value/most affordable option

Minnesota State is committed to growing its own leaders, as well as attract top talent from diverse and national pools.  We have several internal leadership development programs for supervisors, managers, mid-level leaders and executives.

Training Programs for Newly Hired or Promoted Leaders

Supervisory Training: Art and Science of Supervision
Training programs for new and experienced supervisors in our system. E-learning content, online resources and in-depth seminars help all leaders in our system to become more effective.

New Administrator Orientation and Coaching
An annual day and a half orientation for new administrators; three available individual coaching sessions are included.

On-going Leadership Development Resources for Supervisors, Managers and Administrators

Academic Dean Orientation
An e-learning course for all new and interim academic deans, focusing on the specialized duties and the knowledge needed to excel in this role. 

Finance for the Non-Financial Administrator
An e-learning course designed to help administrators understand their financial duties.   Register in Employee Training Registration and a login link to the D2L program will be sent to you.

Leadership Courses and Seminars
Courses and seminars that can be delivered upon request at your institution

Luoma Leadership Academy
An intensive year-long development program for a cohort of individuals who aspire to future leadership positions or want to improve their leadership skills in their current position.

Additional Resources

Talent Management Course Catalog
Leadership development programs for individuals, work teams and regional groups systemwide.

Supervisor Toolkit
The Supervisor Toolkit provides checklists, templates and tips for leaders in the Minnesota State system to assist and support you in your everyday work as a manager or supervisor.

Project Management Resources

In addition to MnSCU’s program offerings, external or executive leadership development programs are available.  For more information, see: National/Regional Programs

To better understand the skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal characteristics that help support leader success in our system, please see the Minnesota State's Leadership Competencies and the Leadership Competencies Toolkit.