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 learn how to effect institutional change that benefits both students and society at large.
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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 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 and supervising 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 skill-building that equips 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 aspiring administrators and leaders.
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.