There are many definitions and models of leadership. Berkeley currently has a program for emerging leaders, the Leadership Development program (LDP), that encourages people at all levels to engage in a program that develops leadership skills through involvement in comprehensive campus research projects. This program defines leadership as "exerting positive influence."
We are currently working on developing leadership programs for mid-level to senior managers and executives, consistent with the university’s desire to move to a high performance culture.
Staff at all levels are encouraged to build confidence, knowledge, and skills that enhance participation as a positive influence.