Leaders in Training Program (L.I.T.)



Leaders play an integral role in the overall success of Florida State University by communicating organizational needs, providing guidance and support, identifying development needs, and managing relationships between staff and the organization.

This cohort-based experience, designed for staff & faculty, provides leadership development to employees over eight weeks of immersive and interactive training.  Training is delivered in a blended-learning format with engaging in-person and online asynchronous activities (schedule shown below). If you have the desire to improve your leadership skills, to build relationships across campus, and have worked for the University for at least one full year, please stay tuned to our website, our LinkedIn, and campus notifications to find out when a new cohort begins. Applications will reopen at that time.

Why Participate in L.I.T.?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities of a leader/supervisor
  • Learn and apply critical policies and procedures that are specific to Florida State University
  • Develop a keen understanding of how the uniqueness of each employee impacts their work experience
  • Identify key questions to ask employees to facilitate proactive developmental engagement 
  • Learn how to communicate clear expectations of behavior and results
  • Understand how to avoid the most common team problems, such as gossip, blaming, and perceptions of favoritism




Applications are currently closed. Please check the Leaders in Training website for future program application dates.  

Michelle Baragona, Director
Continuous Improvement & Training

Training Center