Building an In-House Leadership Development Program in Higher Education

Building an In-House Leadership Development Program in Higher Education

March 30 - 31 2020 | New Orleans, LA

 

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Get more out of the time and resources you spend developing your faculty and staff.

Institutions across North America are actively building in-house leadership development programs (LDP) that can identify and groom future leaders. While the corporate sector has a long history of developing leaders, there are a number of challenges unique to the university environment and culture that must be well understood and planned for.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind program that will help ensure your in-house LDP is highly effective and impactful over the long-term. We will cover key components of organizing your LDP as well as dozens of resources and activities that you can incorporate in your program.

 

Who Should Attend

This program has been designed for those who are just starting out or are trying to make an existing ad hoc program more comprehensive. We welcome those who have primary responsibility for the design, development, and oversight of the in-house leadership development program. This could include representatives from the President’s office, Provost’s office, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Faculty Affairs, and others.

Past participants of this workshops have been able to successfully launch or improve numerous leadership programs. In addition to programs at Marquette and Clemson (which you’ll hear about at this workshop), there are long-running programs at University of South Carolina, Anoka Ramsey Community College, and many other institutions.

What Makes This Program Unique?

Our presenters have worked extensively across different types of colleges and universities and have designed programs for both faculty and administrative leaders. Their programs span different formats, lengths and budgets.

This program is rooted in the unique context of higher education and will address the cultural realities of universities that can be both supportive and challenging to leadership development.

This program is highly experiential and participants will get to experience much of the curriculum—the best way to take it back and apply it in your campus-based program.

You will leave this program with a leadership development map which will help you apply the aspects that you think will fit best with your specific goals and constraints.

Get this conference for FREE when you buy a 25-user membership

  • Get a free pass to this conference when you become a member
  • Gain free and unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts through the year
  • Get full use of our entire online library of recorded webcasts, courses, tools, and resources
    • Includes our most popular leadership development topics like time management, facilitating culturally inclusive meetings, conflict management in higher ed, leading as an introvert, and creative problem-solving.
  • Receive $250 off any additional conference registrations
  • Total access for you and up to 24 others at your institution
  • Infuse new thinking with proven practices from outside your institution
  • Track usage for individuals and teams

Online membership includes training across ALL learning domains - including leadership development. This online library is available 365/24/7 and serves as a critical professional and leadership development resource for both faculty and staff. We’ll work with you to curate learning plans that are customized to align with your goals as well as those of your team and your institution.

Testimonials

“As you leave this conference, you walk away with assessments and many other tools to make you a better leader which will give your LDP more credibility. The passion you leave with will be contagious!”

- Deb LaMere, Assistant Director to Human Resources - Employee and Labor Relations, Northern Michigan University

“This was a wonderful experience that affirmed our approach and gave me many opportunities to connect with colleagues in the field. Thank you!”

- Cara Jones, OD Consultant, University of Victoria

“Any person who is part of the post-secondary industry will want to participate in this seminar if they have interest in improving or implementing a leadership development program.”

- John Cornwell, Associate Controller, University of Saskatchewan

“I now feel equipped with the information and tools needed to develop and run a successful LD program!”

- Jean McGill; Assistant Vice President, Human Resources; Goodwin College

Agenda

Your registration fee includes full access to all conference sessions and materials a printed copy of our new book by C. Clinton Sidle, Empowered: Leadership Development in Higher Education, breakfast, lunch, and access to the networking reception on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.

Day 1

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Models for Leadership Development

Your leadership development model becomes a framework for both the structure and design of your program. In this opening session, we will share a proven model for ensuring high impact leadership development. Our model will focus on three dimensions:

  • Teaching leaders about self
  • Teaching leaders about groups and teams
  • Teaching leaders about systems and change

 


 

Creating a Future-Focused Framework for your Leadership Program

We’ll explore future trends in higher education and discuss the implications for how you design your leadership development program. What are the skills and qualities future leaders will need to be successful? How do we take this information into consideration when designing what we teach and how we teach it? These are some of the essential questions we’ll address in this session.

 


 

Building Your Roadmap

We’ll share with you a detailed roadmap to follow when developing your leadership programs. You’ll work through the critical decision points, such as:

  • Defining goals and outcomes
  • Selecting and supporting participants
  • Setting costs and budgets
  • Garnering institutional support
  • Implementing program logistics and marketing
  • Funding your program

 


 

Best Practice: Mixed Cohort Leadership Development

In this session, we’ll learn about Clemson University’s Presidential Leadership Institute. Housed in the Office of the President, the program serves both faculty and administrative leaders with the goal of both improving overall leadership effectiveness and giving participants a broader view of how a complex research university operates.

 


 

Best Practice: Academic Cohort Leadership Development

Marquette University has developed a unique program, the goal of which is to develop a pipeline of faculty leaders who feel prepared and motivated to take on additional leadership roles. The program which spans the academic year includes multiple leadership inventories, is deeply connected to the Jesuit mission at Marquette, and has helped to build a strong network of leaders across academic divisions.

 


 

Building Your Roadmap (continued)

We will close the day by returning to the roadmap and capturing the most relevant details from the case studies for your particular program.

 


 

Networking Reception

This informal reception is your chance to decompress, have some refreshments on us, and expand your network of connections. Our programs are intentionally designed for smaller groups, so this is a great time to catch-up with attendees and speakers whom you may not have connected with yet.


Day 2

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Best Practice: Mixed Cohort Leadership Program

Community College of Philadelphia has been running a comprehensive program for close to 20 years. In this session, they will share unique details about their program including how they incorporate real-projects that are led by teams of participants. We will also hear how they have tracked the program success over time.

 


 

Best Practice: Mixed Cohort Leadership Development

Session description coming soon.

 


 

Building the Curriculum

Once you’ve established the goals and structure for the program, you want to ensure the curriculum serves the goals. There are numerous choices to navigate and we’ll explore each of these: who should facilitate your program, what kinds of assessments and diagnostics to include, which books/videos to incorporate, whether to use coaches and mentors, and several others.

 


 

Roundtable: How to Make This Work for You

No two programs are alike—institutional mission, strategic goals, history with leadership development, resource constraints, etc. – are critical factors in shaping your program. During these roundtables, you’ll have a chance to ask the questions that might be unique to your institutional setting and context.

 


 

Designing Your Program / Action Planning

Best practice programs ensure that participants document their reflections and learnings as well as utilize learning development plans for their continued development as a leader. We’ll model this practice in this program to ensure each participant goes home with a clear plan of action.

 


 

Final Q&A and Program Wrap-Up

March 30 - 31 2020 | New Orleans, LA

Conference Hotel Information:

AC Hotel Bourbon New Orleans
221 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 962-0700

Room Rate: $169
Room Block Dates: nights of March 29 and 30, 2020.
Rate Available Until: March 10, 2020.

Make your Reservation: Please call (504) 962-0700 to make your room reservations and indicate you are with Academic Impressions to receive the group rate. Please make your reservations early - rooms and rates are subject to hotel availability.

Speakers

Brandi Foley-Rodgers

Brandi Foley-Rodgers

Director of Human Resources for the Office of the President, Provost, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology

After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University in 2000, she joined Georgia Tech to work in the Office of Human Resources. Brandi has been working as a strategic partner in the field of human resources for over 19 years with experience in the areas of recruiting, compensation, and employee relations.

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GaryMeyer

Gary Meyer

Senior Vice Provost Faculty Affairs
Marquette University

Gary’s work focuses on faculty success. He and his team have designed a unique and comprehensive program specifically for aspiring and new faculty leaders. Gain ideas from Gary for creating a faculty leadership program of your own.

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StevenGirardot

Steven P. Girardot, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Girardot has extensive background in student transition, retention, and success. Steven's experience includes serving as the founding director of Georgia Tech's Center for Academic Success and co-chairing Georgia Tech's Complete College Georgia Steering Committee.

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Kyra Lobbins

Deputy Chief of Staff, Clemson University, South Carolina

Kyra Lobbins was named Associate Deputy Chief of Staff in October 2018 by Clemson’s President James P. Clements. In this role, Lobbins directs the operationalization of strategic initiatives and provides expert liaison, policy, and operational support to the President and Vice President & Chief of Staff.

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  • All presentation materials

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

  • Networking Reception

  • The book Empowered: Leadership Development in Higher Education

  • Gain free and unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts and on-demand trainings for 25-users for one year. See list of trainings here.


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  • $7,500

    $9,590


Conference Pass

  • All presentation materials

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

  • Networking Reception

  • The book Empowered: Leadership Development in Higher Education

  • $1,990

    through March 13 $2,090


Platinum Pass

  • All presentation materials

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

  • Networking Reception

  • The book Empowered: Leadership Development in Higher Education

  • Gain free and unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts and on-demand trainings for 25-users for one year. See list of trainings here.

  • $7,500

    $9,590


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