Leading From the Middle: Critical Concepts and Strategies

Join us for a five-part series to dive deeper into leading and building teams, motivating and leading at all levels, and managing and resolving conflict. Participants will engage with peers and facilitators as they interrogate their own strengths and develop skills required for new managers and administrators in higher education.

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Location:

Date(s):

Fridays from 12:00-2:00 PM ET

  • Session 1: Friday, April 5
  • Session 2: Friday, April 12
  • Session 3: Friday, April 19
  • Session 4: Friday, April 26
  • Session 5: Friday, May 3

program fees:¹


¹ HERS is a nonprofit organization. The Program Fee helps defray our technology and program facilitator expenses, as well as various administrative costs. Please review
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Dive deep into leading and building teams, motivating and inspiring at all levels, and resolving conflict.

[Sessions were] very organized, targeted, optimistic, evidence-based.

The presenter was engaging, the session was participatory. I felt like we were really building community among the participants. The information shared today was truly pure gold!"

- Event Info -

Join us for a five-part series to dive deeper into leading and building teams, motivating and leading at all levels, and managing and resolving conflict. Participants will engage with peers and facilitators as they interrogate their own strengths, develop skills required for aspiring administrators and leaders, and as they interrogate their own strengths and develop skills required for administration and leadership.

Academic administrators rarely receive formal training in leadership, supervision, or the management of teams. This five-part interactive program provides higher ed professionals (both faculty and staff) who have recently assumed an administrative or managerial role the tools and skills necessary to manage and lead with confidence. This program delivers strategies for managing direct and indirect reports, inheriting or building a team, motivating performance, and navigating conflict related to organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics.

Each session will address intersectionality – specifically the nuances of gender and race and their impact on the perceptions of one’s leadership effectiveness. This cutting-edge program moves beyond transactional training and cultivates transformational leadership skills that equip participants to effectively manage relationships, motivate high performance, and navigate conflict.

Participants will engage with peers from different institution types and facilitators (senior leaders with expertise in higher education administration) as they develop skills required for new administrators and leaders.

- What participants learn -

  • Develop strategies for leading, building, and motivating a team as a new administrator or manager 
  • Identify next steps for enhancing their administrative skills and leadership competencies
  • Understand challenges facing middle managers and ways to overcome them 
  • Identify ways to anticipate, manage, and resolve conflict

- Who should attend -

Leaders who are new to higher education administrative roles with supervisory or management responsibilities. Ideal participants are seeking to build key skills as effective leaders and managers, and gain guidance and clarity on leading with influence.

*This program is intended for directors, assistant/associate directors, department chairs, assistant/associate chairs, assistant/associate deans, assistant/associate VPs, or other faculty and staff leaders with supervisory responsibilities.

- How Leading from the Middle Supports Our Mission -

Success in one’s first few administrative roles can set the stage for a long and successful career in higher education leadership. Those who feel unprepared or out-of-their-depth may not pursue senior leadership roles later in their career, which shrinks the pipeline of women and gender-diverse leaders overall. Early successes on the other hand equip leaders with the confidence to do more as well as stronger resumes or CVs for when they apply to senior-level positions. As these leaders advance their careers and bring equity to higher education, they can continue to use the skills and knowledge from this program to transform their institutions and the students they serve.

- Registration NOW OPEN! -

Registration closes March 22, 2024