Building Coalitions

Involves a broad point of view of the U of I's mission and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to the larger U of I strategic priorities. The perspective is shaped by experience and education and characterized by a strategic, top-level focus on broad requirements, joint experiences, fusion of information, collaboration, and vertical and horizontal integration of information.

Skills for Building Coalitions

Explore articles, videos, and e-learning courses to develop supervisory skills within each competency. How to Use -> Click on a competency -> Choose a resource below to explore a concept more thoroughly.

Political Savvy

Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly. Uses diplomacy in dealing with issues involving others.

Building Trust and Effecting Change with Andrew Alleyne (Video)
Rob Rutenbar Boundaries (Video)

Influencing and Negotiating

In representing the organization, establishes and maintains relationships with key individuals and/or groups; understands what motivates them. Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information, find solutions, and accomplish goals.

Leading and Working in Teams (E-Course)
Leading Productive Meetings (E-Course)
Sonya Stephens Authority and Boundaries (Video)
Ed Feser Communication and Boundaries (Video)


Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

Navigating Group Projects in an Online Course (Article)
Finding Your Allies (Article)
Michael Loui Effective Use of Committees (Video)