F2 Administration offers support for many aspects of leadership development including education, mentoring, facilitation and problem solving. For help with topics not addressed here, please contact us by e-mail or phone at (206) 543-4990.
Who is considered a leader in F2?
Anyone who is functioning in a supervisory or managerial role is considered a leader. In addition, those who lead a team or a project or who have unique technical expertise, are also considered leaders. Strategy Management maintains a list of F2 leaders, as designated by their units, and these leaders are invited to participate in the programs and services offered.
Strategy Management designs and delivers education for leaders that responds to needs identified within the F2 units or across F2 as a whole. Click here to view a calendar of upcoming offerings. Below are a sample leadership-related courses we offer periodically. Unless otherwise noted, these courses are available to all leaders in F2. Check the F2 course catalog for more information.
- Facilitating Effective Meetings
- Leading and Embracing Workplace Change
- Introduction to Leadership (FM, SM)
- Leader’s Quarterly (FM, SM)
"A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable." (Source: Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams, 1994)
Teams invariably contribute significant achievements. True teams generate more creative ideas than individuals alone. Multiple skills and strengths can be drawn from several people. Teams are more flexible than structured organizational units. Teams help manage change more efficiently. Want to learn more about building and developing your team? See our Training page for more information, including LEAN Training, and Facilitating Effective Meetings.
Consultation and Facilitation
Strategy Management offers an array of advising, consulting and facilitation services to help leaders develop the kind of climate, culture, and performance they desire. We also support leaders with planning and with team and group development. We can also help connect you with other resources to best meet your needs. Click here for more information about our Consulting and Facilitation Services.
Managing Employee Performance
Leaders in F2 are expected to manage employee performance, beginning with ensuring employees receive an effective orientation and initial training for the job, to providing feedback, coaching, guidance, additional learning opportunities and corrective action as necessary.
Other F2 Unit-specific Leadership Programs or Resources
Within each unit of F2, a variety of leadership-related programs and resources exist to support leaders in their role. For more information, click the appropriate links below:
- Capital Projects Office offers CPO University, an educational program to educate participants in all aspects of CPO and its responsibilities
- Facilities Services has documented its Organization Services, designed to oversee and support the human resources programs and client relations for Facilities Services
- Financial Management sponsors the LEAD Team and promotes FM Leadership Qualities
- Treasury promotes Treasury Leadership Qualities and the Treasury Leaders team meets monthly
UW Leadership Course Offerings through Professional and Organizational Development (POD)