Add our expertise to your leadership development strategy

The Tippie Leadership Collaborative is the University of Iowa’s resource hub for companies and non-profits looking for management expertise. We're home to some of the most sought-after experts in the areas of leadership, team development, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and talent management. Our experts share that knowledge through speaking engagements, executive education programs, and research partnerships. You may have seen them featured in national media outlets like the TODAY show, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Get in touch with us to learn more about what our experts can contribute to your organization.

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Questions we can help you answer

Our experts have decades of experience collaborating with organizations to study team building, leadership, employee engagement, and talent management. Here are just a few examples of questions our researchers and educators can help you solve:

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Employee engagement and well-being
  • How can we design work and create cultures to maximize employee engagement?
  • How can we empower our employees to speak up, take ownership, and develop innovative solutions?
  • How can we motivate our employees to new levels of high performance without burning them out?
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Teams and leadership
  • How can we help remote team members stay connected and engaged?
  • What can we do to influence our employees toward a common vision and purpose?
  • What are some effective ways of managing change and uncertainty in our organization?
Talent management
  • How do we improve the quality of applicants who apply to our company? 
  • What can we do to better retain our top talent and reduce turnover in the organization?
  • How can we identify future leaders in the organization and give them the proper support?
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • How can our leaders and the organization as a whole create a more inclusive environment?
  • How do we retain a diverse pool of talent, especially of women and underrepresented minorities?
  • How can we maximize both diversity and performance in the organization?

We’re your go-to resource for leadership development solutions

We’re here to share our knowledge through collaboration, engagement, and teaching. We offer several opportunities for you to tap into our expertise:


  • Expert Speakers: Tippie faculty have a passion for teaching that extends beyond the walls of the Pappajohn Business Building. Invite our internationally recognized thought leaders to share their knowledge and expertise with your leaders and staff—either in-person or virtually. See our experts in action.
  • Research Partnerships: When you face a difficult management challenge, you don’t have to go it alone. Tippie’s researchers can help explore every aspect of your problem and find innovative solutions. View our research expertise and interests.
  • Executive Education: Let us help you design a development experience that challenges and excites your future leaders. Our executive education programs range from half-day workshops to year-long programming in topics like organizational leadership, change management, team building, and more. Learn more about Custom Corporate Education.

Companies we've partnered with

When companies like yours want to create a learning and development plan or need expertise on a vexing problem, they look to the Tippie Leadership Collaborative as a partner. Here are just a few of the organizations we've worked with:

  • John Deere
  • Caterpillar
  • MTD Products
  • PayPal
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Panda Restaurant Group
  • Halliburton
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • The Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • HNI Corporation

Contact us

Stephen Courtright
Stephen Courtright
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor
Director of Executive Education
Allison Yoder
Allison Yoder
Event and Admin Services Coordinator