Kent State’s leadership program, the Institute for Excellence, is one of the top fifteen in the country and offers a unique curriculum for administrators and individual contributors to develop the social/emotional skills deemed most important for leaders by the Center for Creative Leadership. The mission of the Institute for Excellence at Kent State University is to develop and promote a culture of excellence for faculty and staff through the use of self-awareness, learning agility and emotional intelligence. Unlike I.Q. which does not change, social and emotional intelligence can be learned and greatly improved at any age. When personal growth takes place the result is improved performance for the individual and their work group.