A leadership development program of
Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs
The VPSL is designed with participant professional experience in mind, and addresses state agency-identified needs by utilizing trusted and researched assessment instruments, experienced and degreed human development professionals, and validated program materials.
All VPSL levels share the same 5 core components or “pillars”:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Management Functions
- Leadership and Decision-Making
- Team Building and Influence
- Strategic Process.
However, the learning pillars are addressed in differing approaches, based on participant professional experience. Andrological learning models are deployed using self-directed readings, seminar/lecture settings, and individual presentation-making, and small-group work. Specific agency issues and agency documents are frequently used as part of the program goal: relevancy to the learning partner agency.