Leadership Assessment Consultation
Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership offers the administration, interpretation, and use of assessment tool results for individual leaders and groups and customized facilitation based on the needs and goals of the unit or department. These assessments may be used in conjunction with other OL programs (i.e., Excellence in Higher Education, Strategic Planning) or offered as a stand-alone two-hour session using:
Clifton StrengthsFinder – Based on a 40-year study of human strengths, Gallup created a language of the 34 most common talents and developed the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment to help individuals discover and describe these talents.
Leadership Competencies Scorecard – The Leadership Competencies Scorecard, developed by Dr. Brent Ruben, provides a competency-based framework that identifies and integrates a diverse array of characteristics described in scholarly and professional writings as being important for effective leadership.
Leadership and Communication Style Inventories – The Leadership Style Inventory and Communication Style Inventory was designed to assist in the reflective learning process and to help people explore and better understand their own approach to leadership by distinguishing two leadership and communication style preferences.
For more information regarding these assessment tools or to discuss how your unit or department may benefit from the inventories contact Ralph Gigliotti.
Coaching Consultation in Program Design and Development
The Center sponsors and supports organizational development innovations by serving as an “incubator” for projects that begin as start-up experiments. As they develop and become self-sustaining, the projects are adopted by appropriate campus units or are institutionalized as university-wide programs or services. Examples of OL incubator projects are:
- The Rutgers Retired Faculty and Staff Association serves as the official university-sponsored retiree organization of Rutgers University. It aims to enhance collaboration, coordination, and consistency among the current various university retiree organizations and to provide a single association that guides the connections between retired faculty and staff and the university. Its primary functions include pre- and post-retirement programing and information sharing about retiree-specific university benefits; programs, and activities; promotion of social and professional interactions, and matching retiree expertise and university volunteer activities.
- The Interdisciplinary Project. The Interdisciplinary Project focuses on the opportunities and challenges associated with planning and successfully implementing interdisciplinary initiatives within higher education. In this effort, OL is collaborating with the Rutgers Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, and faculty and professional staff from Rutgers and the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
- Mission Assessment, Alignment, and Planning (MAAP). The MAAP project is being developed in collaboration with the School of Arts and Sciences and a Task Force of representatives from various academic and academic support units, student life, and administrative and service units across the university. The project provides a unique way to capture and visually display the ways in which programs across the university contribute to the undergraduate experience.
- Faculty Service Recognition Program – The Faculty Service Recognition Program, based on the Staff Service Recognition Program, and organized by the University Human Resources Department, is an annual reception, luncheon, and program to honor faculty celebrating 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 years of employment at Rutgers University. Eligible faculty members receive formal invitations from the University President inviting them to attend the event. The President and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs host the festivities and present award gifts.