Building an In-House Leadership Development Program in Higher Education

Building an In-House Leadership Development Program in Higher Education

April 27 - 28, 2020 | Eastern Time

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds nationally, it is so important to keep connecting and networking with your peers - at a “social distance” - and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed leaders and professionals. Don’t let social distancing and quarantines prevent you from setting aside time for professional development. Everything is changing so fast; more than ever, we need to be pooling our resources and knowledge and finding the best ways to develop our capacity, connect and share with each other, and move forward during a challenging time.

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The Academic Impressions Virtual Conference Experience

Our virtual conferences go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these new programs are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. As higher education strives to adapt rapidly to the shifting crisis, connecting with your peers who are experiencing similar challenges can be the best use of your professional development time.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
  • Access to an online conference hub — one-stop shop for presentation materials, attendee introductions, worksheets, supplemental reading, videos, and other resources

This is the only program of its kind designed to help you build a leadership program for higher-ed faculty and staff

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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.

 

A Proven Roadmap

Past participants of this workshops have been able to successfully launch or improve numerous leadership programs. In fact three of the four speakers presenting case studies int this virtual conference (Clemson, Marquette & Georgia Tech) all attended this same workshop.

 

Limited Attendance

In order to ensure a high-quality learning experience, we have intentionally designed this Virtual Conference to have a limited number of total attendees. To ensure access from both paying participants and also from those who have an All-Inclusive membership, when the membership cap is reached, only paying participants can register after that point (while spaces are still available). If you have questions about whether this program is right for you, please contact us.

Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To learn more, contact Elizabeth Ross Hubbell at elizabeth@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

See What Our Attendees are Saying

"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."

- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University

“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”

- Chris Forde, Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information, Lincoln Trail College

AGENDA: April 27 - 28, 2020

Day 1 | April 27, 2020 (Eastern Time)

 

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Sharing our “Big Why”

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.
TURN ON YOUR WEBCAM! In this opening activity, each of us will share what’s driving us to build or enhance a leadership program, and the one thing you need from this program. We'll categorize approaches by:

  • Who you’re serving (faculty, staff, both)
  • How far along are you

 


 

Establishing a framework for your LDP

12:20 – 12:30 p.m.
In this session, we will share a proven framework for organizing leadership development efforts that ensure high impact:

  • Focus on self
  • Focus on other
  • Focus on groups and teams
  • Focus on systems and change

DISCUSSION! Are there other frameworks you're using that would be helpful to share?

 


 

Ensuring your LDP Aligns with the Future of Higher Education

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
What are the skills and qualities future leaders will need to be successful in higher ed? We’ll create a “future timeline” of key higher education trends together and unpack the implications for your LDP design.

BRAINSTORM! As a group, we’ll use a virtual whiteboard to brainstorm key skills and qualities that your leadership program needs to address.

 


 

Break

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

 


 

Roadmap Part 1: Establishing the right structure for your program

1:15pm – 2:15 p.m.
We’ll introduce you to your LDP roadmap and walk through key considerations for the following critical decision points:

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

APPLICATION! We’ll take several breaks throughout this section to discuss and allow you time to jot down the most important takeaways in your roadmap.

 


 

Break

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

 


 

Case Study: Clemson University Presidential Leadership Institute

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Clemsons' 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.

 


 

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
APPLICATION! Take a few minutes to update your roadmaps based on the ideas that resonated the most from the Clemson case study.

 


 

Case Study: Marquette Faculty Exploring Leadership Opportunities (FELOS)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Marquette’s program has a unique goal to develop a pipeline of faculty leaders who feel prepared and motivated to take on additional leadership roles.

 


 

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
APPLICATION! Take a few minutes to update your roadmaps based on the ideas that resonated the most from the Marquette case study.

 


 

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
DISCUSSION! As we wrap up the first day, we’ll spend some time distilling the most important lessons and takeaways.

 


Day 2 | April 28, 2020 (Eastern Time)

 

Tech Check and Sign-In

 


 

Case Study: Georgia Tech University Leadership Forward

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
We’ll explore Georgia Tech’s mid-level administrator leadership development program , "Leadership Forward," which is designed for mid-level administrators, both faculty and staff.

 


 

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
APPLICATION! Take a few minutes to update your roadmaps based on the ideas that resonated the most from the Georgia Tech case study.

 


 

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
DISCUSSION! We'll review and discuss the three case studies in total to draw out the most important aspects. What's unique and special about these cases that is worth noting? What can we learn from the areas of overlap and the areas of difference?

 


 

Break

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

 


 

Roadmap Part 2: Building the Curriculum

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
There are dozens of resources out there to choose from when building your curriculum. We’ll discuss the best options in each of the following categories:

  • Who facilitates the program?
  • How do you choose between the different assessments or diagnostics out there?
  • Which are the best articles, books and videos?
  • How do you incorporate exercises and case studies?
  • Do you incorporate projects?
  • Should you incorporate coaching or mentoring?

APPLICATION! We’ll take several breaks throughout this section to discuss and allow you time to jot down the most important takeaways in your roadmap.

 


 

Break

12:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 


 

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
ROUNDTABLE! No two programs are alike and there are multiple factors that will influence the shape of your program; during these roundtables you’ll break up into small groups and get to ask the questions that are unique to your setting.

 


 

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
ACTION PLANNING! We'll use our final session together to make sure you leave this program with a clear and prioritized plan for next steps.

SPEAKERS

Portrait of 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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portrait of Steven P. Girardot

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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Gary Meyer

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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Portrait of Kyra Lobbins

Kyra Lobbins

Deputy Chief of Staff, Clemson University

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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