Choose to Lead

Choose to Lead is designed to support Boston University‚Äôs emerging leaders in their growth and development with the goal of building leadership bench strength ensuring the university continues to achieve its mission and goals in a competitive landscape. The program consists of learning modules that align with Boston University’s leadership competencies.

Learning Modules and Leadership Competencies

Learning Module Leadership Competency
Change Leadership Change Leadership
Developing Others Developing Others
Team Leadership
DiSC the Work of Leaders Adaptability
Shared Leadership
Diversity, Inclusion and Bias Valuing Diversity
Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence
Executive Presence Communication with Impact
Fierce Conversations for Leadership Accountability
Communicating with Impact
Lean and Six Sigma Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Project Management Accountability
Shared Leadership
Strategic Influencing Adaptability
Strategic Direction

Supporting Program Elements

  • Experiential learning through a project that supports strategic initiatives and priorities of the University
  • 360 assessment and coaching for development
  • Peer learning
  • Business acumen speakers (external and BU senior leaders) share insight on the higher education industry and inner workings of Boston University and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Executive mentor program

Choose to Lead participants are nominated by University Deans and Vice Presidents and if you are interested, please contact your senior leader.
If you have any questions, then please reach out to Organizational Development and Learning at