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Aspiring Leaders

If you are interested in leading a team, a program, a department or more, explore this collection of resources you may find valuable as an aspiring leader.

Learn & Grow

Chart your career path with the Career Navigation tool

Visualize your career aspirations by charting possible career paths at Stanford.

Get confidential career counseling

The Career Counseling Network offers individual career assistance to help achieve your career goals.

Explore courses that help build management and leadership skillsĀ 

These professional development courses can help you determine if management is right for you and how to prepare for a management role.

Take an online assessment and put the results into action

Discover your strengths, interests and areas for growth through these action-oriented self-assessments.

Manage & Lead

Equip yourself with our Manager Toolkit

Be prepared for a leadership role by becoming familiar with the common management processes, policies and resources at Stanford.

Explore Leadership Development Programs

We offer several Leadership Development Programs available to help you grow as a leader.

Discover development resources for managers

From podcasts to Breakfast Briefings, these resources are available to help you learn and grow in your role as a manager.


Join a Staff Group

Staff Groups provide great opportunities to network, socialize and learn from others. They are also good opportunities to practice your leadership skills.


Volunteering on or off campus can build valuable leadership sikills that will serve you well in your life and career.

Coming Soon: LinkedIn for Managers

Soon, you'll be able to join an online community of leaders and managers at Stanford to share tips, resources, advice and best practices.