The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute

Challenging the status quo of leadership development. Preparing the leaders of the future.

Great leadership matters

Developed by leaders, for leaders, the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute offers a values-driven and robust portfolio of offerings for individuals and organizations that create transformational outcomes for leaders at any level in their careers and across all industries. The Institute aspires to positively impact the region and beyond through results-producing and ethical leadership development.

The Institute builds on TU’s ongoing commitment to community and business engagement while serving as a key regional asset—uniquely supporting leadership recruitment, development and retention to allow our state and region to thrive.

We are proud of the principles applied in the design of our portfolio:

  • Integrity and ethics are at the core of everything we do to create lasting, positive impact on our region and beyond
  • We are committed to accessibility to our programs and thank generous donors for their support of this commitment
  • We believe in a “one size fits one” approach, meeting an individual leader where they are on their journey to propel them forward, personally and professionally
  • Leadership development is a life-long journey, not a destination and we offer solutions for all levels of leaders, from new supervisors to seasoned executives
  • We offer customizable solutions for individuals and organizations of all types, regardless of industry, business model, size, or geography

Designed by leaders for leaders.

Building a transformational Institute requires a collaborative, intensive and strategic approach. 


CEOs, senior leaders and leadership experts from across the country provided input


Regional organizations engaged in development process


Comprehensive externally facing Institute to fuel regional leadership

Meet the Visionary

Learn how Dr. Grasmick’s visionary leadership led to the Institute’s development.


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Nancy Grasmick


What sets us apart

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We are skills-focused

We value developing proven skills. Establishing the ‘how’ beyond the ‘what’ or the ‘why’ is a critical way we develop successful leaders who stand apart from others.

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We are values-based

Being a transformational leader is rooted in values that inform personal and professional behavior. The Institute works to elevate leaders who prioritize core values of ethics, resilience, self-awareness, execution and dedication.

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We create change-makers

A focus on results drives the Institute’s work to help professionals discover, understand and develop their strengths—leading to measurable and substantial change for businesses, organizations and our region.

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