—Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

Institute Updates

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 VCU Leadership Development Program.
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Now Accepting Applications for 2018 HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Development Program.
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Save the Date: 11th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference
Friday, November 3, 2017
Details coming soon!

Welcome

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University promotes the development of current and emerging leaders in academic institutions; public, private, and nonprofit organizations; and in the community.  Leadership programs are based on the principles of collaboration and partnerships, with a strong commitment to long-term relationships between clients and participants.  Additionally, the Institute researches and disseminates knowledge on the best practices in leadership.

Through its training and public policy research, the Institute is committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders.

Mission

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute promotes the development of current and emerging leaders in academic institutions, other public, private, and nonprofit organizations, and communities.

Consistent with the mission of VCU, the Institute is committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders through leadership training and public policy research.


Vision

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute will be recognized throughout the region as the premier provider of leadership development programs for its:

  • Adherence to the principles of leadership exhibited by Grace E. Harris, Ph.D., based on collaboration and instituting leadership — envisioning a brighter future
  • Creating a learning environment, building collaborative partnerships, and strengthening commitment to results
  • Commitment to long-term relationships with clients and participants
  • Promotion of action-oriented transformational leadership