Hosted by HERS and Academic Search, a long-standing partner of HERS and leader in the executive coaching field, the Executive Coaching Circles program offers a frequently requested service—executive coaching. The Executive Coaching Circles program was designed to help strong, effective leaders be stronger and more effective.
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We approach executive coaching from a systems perspective and in the context in which the leader is leading. Leadership is learned through ongoing practice, assessment, reflection, and action. Thus, leadership always occurs in a particular context, leads to action, and has an impact to be evaluated.
Leading colleges and universities today is both noble and daunting work. We are committed to the effectiveness, sustainability, and well-being of presidents and senior leaders. We believe that both the interiority of leaders and the exterior demands of institutional leadership are complementary.
Executive Coaching Circles are designed for higher education executives at various leadership levels, including but not limited to vice president, vice provost, vice chancellor, or vice dean; assistant or associate vice president, assistant or associate provost, assistant or associate vice chancellor, or assistant or associate dean; and executive director and director roles. This program is aimed to help strong, effective leaders be even stronger and more effective, and become better leaders on behalf of their institutions. For a more complete listing of titles, see group descriptions.
Executive Coaching Circle groupings are based on similarities in roles and responsibilities among participants.* While participants will share similarities in role/responsibilities, groups will foster diversity of institution types as well as diversity among participants, thereby broadening the range of perspectives and insights brought to the circles and allowing participants to gain insights and learn from one another.
If you don’t see your title here or have questions about which group you should join, please write to us at email@example.com.
This year’s circles are:
*If a circle has fewer than 6 participants, HERS and Academic Search reserve the right to offer a proposed alternative grouping (e.g. a mixture of roles and responsibilities in a circle). In the case an alternative grouping is proposed, participants will have the option to decline their position for a full refund within 3 business days of notification.
Higher education should exist on the leading edge of societal change, continually challenging itself with new ideas to actualize and new issues to solve. We strive for equity in higher education leadership because we believe institutions led by diverse voices are more dynamic and innovative, as well as more capable of solving both long-standing systemic issues and new issues as they arise. Equity is thus not an end in itself, but a means of creating stronger institutions that better serve and guide a changing world. It is for this reason that HERS is dedicated to ongoing support for higher education leaders, both through the HERS Network and through programs like this. As the world changes, HERS is on-hand to coach higher education leaders to meet those changes.