A Multifaceted Leadership Program Designed to Transform a University
Committed to providing transformative, student-centered higher education, Butler University established a strategic vision—Butler 2020. University leaders knew that people were the key to cascading this vision of transformation, and that attracting top talent and engaging the workforce was essential. They knew leaders would play a vital role through creating a culture of accountability and high performance, setting the tone for meeting goals, and differentiating the university from its competition.
FlashPoint partnered with Butler to create Leadership 20/20, a multifaceted yearlong program designed around the researched-based program The Leadership Challenge® Workshop; we then implemented Leadership 20/20 widely, first with the executive cabinet, then to the next level down across the organization.
Butler University is a nationally recognized liberal arts school located in Indianapolis, Indiana. With six academic colleges, 65 major academic fields of study, 18 master’s degree programs, and a doctor of pharmacy, Butler has over 600 employees and nearly 5,000 students.
Defining a common leadership model that strengthens its leaders across the university and distinguishes Butler from peer universities (in the midst of factors challenging higher education)
FlashPoint collaborated with Butler to enliven the new strategic vision on campus and clarify how the vision applies to each leader’s area of responsibility.
“As someone who has studied and practiced leadership for over forty years, I view the ability to develop and cultivate a high level of workplace satisfaction and a virtuous community as a leader’s top responsibility . . . . I believe that workplace engagement and satisfaction underpins our ability to achieve our educational mission. Simply put, student satisfaction mirrors employee satisfaction.”