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Stepping Stones for Success

Classroom of tables in a U-shape with curriculum binders on the tabletops, ready for students to arrive

Classroom setup for Stepping Stones

UWF leadership development program

Stepping Stones for Success is a 9 month (Feb-Nov) in-person training series, designed for UW Facilities employees, who are in a non-supervisory role, and want to increase their knowledge and skills in leadership. 

2024 applications now open!

Apply Now

You can click the Apply Now button above to complete an application online or download a PDF version to complete and return to

After you have submitted your application, your supervisor or manager will receive a request to complete an evaluation as part of your overall application. 

Applications are due back by January 5, 2024. 
Applicants will be notified by January 16, 2024 with their enrollment status and classes will begin in early February. 

Program Structure 

This series includes both in-class learning (2 hours per week) and hands-on, experiential learning through shadowing, workshops, projects, and a final presentation. The program is 4 phases: People Leadership Skills, Practical Leadership Skills, Leader Shadowing, and Preparation Skill Building. Students in the program will be expected to: 

Click here to view our curriculum calendar

Program Benefits

  • Students will increase their awareness and understanding of UWF processes
  • Students will develop personal and practical leadership skills
  • Students will engage in professional and personal development
  • Students will grow in self-awareness and emotional intelligence 
  • Graduates receive 6 months supervisory credit from UW-HR 

Want more information? 

Click here for some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) or reach out to Sarah Lewis-Assink at 206.221.6110 or email You can also talk with your supervisor or manager to get more information.