Coaching and Mentoring Faculty: A Bootcamp for Department Chairs

ONLINE BOOTCAMP

Coaching and Mentoring Faculty:
A Bootcamp for Department Chairs

 

August 24 - September 28, 2021 | Individual dates: August 24, 31, September 14, 21, and 28

Strengthen your “inner coach” and learn how to support, motivate, and empower all faculty.

Overview

Mentors serve to share their experience, often by teaching and providing advice to guide you through your toughest challenges. On the other hand, coaches serve to help you discover and realize solutions on your own. As a coach, it’s not your job to solve the problem but instead to make sure the problem gets solved. Serving in both roles is critical to your success as Department Chair and, ultimately, to the success of your faculty. Effective coaching and mentoring allow you to empower your faculty to navigate their toughest decisions and challenges with confidence. In turn, you can transform your relationships with them, create a safe and productive environment for your faculty, and motivate them to reflect, recognize, and address their own barriers, obstacles, and opportunities.

Join us online for a five-week bootcamp where you will discover when and how to lean into your role as both coach and mentor. Your instructors will offer proactive and responsive measures that help you adapt your coaching and mentoring approaches for faculty in various contexts and stages of their careers. An Academic Impressions certified coach will also introduce you to the coach’s mindset and provide strategies that are fundamental to your success as a coach.

As part of this bootcamp, you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Build your capacity as a coach. Each week, you’ll be able to practice your coaching skills through peer-to-peer coaching facilitated by your Academic Impressions certified coach.
  • Work through your most difficult scenarios from within your department. You will be encouraged to share your toughest coaching and mentoring scenarios with the group for discussion and feedback.
  • Customize the bootcamp agenda by recommending topics that are most important and relevant to you.

 

A Highly Personalized Experience

In an effort to be responsive to your needs, the final module will provide you with the opportunity to recommend discussion topics that are most salient to you. You may choose to revisit topics from previous modules or define new topics not yet discussed. To preserve the intimate and interactive nature of this training, the bootcamp is limited to 30 participants. Register early to reserve your spot!

 

What You Will Get

In this virtual bootcamp, you will get:

  • Five 3-hour live sessions to learn, discuss, and practice key concepts and skills with other department chairs as it relates to mentoring and coaching faculty
  • A workbook with reflection questions for each session to build self-awareness around key concepts
  • Peer-to-peer coaching facilitated by an Academic Impressions certified coach to help you practice and apply the key concepts to your unique context.

 

Who Should Attend

This bootcamp is designed for all department chairs and program directors who are looking to:

  • Acquire and practice new skills and strategies that allow them to empower and motivate their faculty.
  • Discuss the challenges and benefits of coaching and mentoring faculty with like-minded peers.
  • Develop their ability to adapt their coaching and mentoring skills to different faculty, contexts, and situations.
  • Strengthen their relationships and interpersonal skills with faculty of all kinds.

 

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 get success coaching, simply purchase the Bootcamp + Success Coaching product below.

Learn More About Success Coaching

Hear About the Bootcamp Experience

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- Marisol Marrero

Executive Director of StudentLink Centers, New York University

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- Malone Plummer

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OUTLINE

August 24 - September 28, 2021 | Individual dates: August 24, 31, September 14, 21, and 28

 

Module 1: Understanding Your Roles as Mentor and Coach

August 24, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

In this module, you’ll begin the bootcamp by exploring the differences between mentoring and coaching. You’ll discuss when you can lean into each role and how to be effective in doing so. You’ll reflect on how your institutional and departmental contexts (e.g., department size, health, and diversity), as well as the career stages and identities of the faculty you’re working with, can and should flex your approach as a coach and mentor.

Your bootcamp coach will also introduce you to the following coaching skills, which you’ll practice with your peers each week during the bootcamp:

  • Creating a “Level 3” conversation where you learn the skills of active listening and the use of powerful, strategic open-ended questions. Level 3 conversations are the foundation for building trust and empowering faculty to develop their own personal vision and intrinsic motivation.
  • Identifying barriers and obstacles that prevent faculty from moving forward.
  • Designing next steps and action plans that resonate with an individual’s values and strengths.

 


 

Module 2: Coaching and Mentoring Through Negativity

August 31, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

It’s not uncommon to work with faculty who have negative attitudes, including those who bully, complain, or ignore policies. Coaching and mentoring through these situations may feel daunting because it can often feel personal, and it may take significant time to see changes. However, it is essential to address these faculty head-on since problems with attitude can lead to problems with their productivity and relationships throughout the department. Through reflection, discussion, and practice with your peers, you’ll address questions such as (but not limited to):

  • How can you motivate faculty who are not incentivized to change their behavior?
  • How do you address faculty who want you to solve their problems for them?
  • How do you motivate faculty who seem to resist your support?
  • How can you foster a sense of collegiality across your department, and how do you hold your faculty accountable for that?

 


 

Module 3: Coaching and Mentoring to Foster Productivity

September 14, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

You will inevitably work with faculty who are under-performing by choice, circumstance, ignorance or some other reason. You will need to coach and mentor them in a way that re-engages and re-invigorates them. However, you will also need to recognize your high-performing faculty and engage them in a way that further propels them forward. In this module, you will build upon the discussions from the previous modules, and through reflection, discussion and practice with your peers, you’ll address questions such as (but not limited to):

  • How can you reinvigorate faculty to engage in research if they are stalled and, consequently, how do you motivate faculty to rebalance their priorities if they are focused too heavily on research?
  • How do you develop and support effective teaching and how might your response vary according to different career levels?
  • How do you address faculty who may not be engaged in their service requirements and/or how do you support faculty who are overcommitted to service as a result of inequitable participation across the department?
  • How might you adjust your approach and identify the needs of your most successful faculty?
  • How do you cultivate other faculty to serve as mentors and leaders for others?

 


 

Module 4: Coaching and Mentoring to Promote Inclusivity

September 21, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

As a coach and mentor, you have immense influence to create the conditions within your department that support and advocate for all faculty, especially those who are underrepresented or marginalized. Compared to their peers, these faculty often experience additional struggles that impact their promotion and tenure, productivity, and overall engagement. It is your responsibility to coach and mentor them (and others) in a way that promotes equity and inclusion. In this module, you will build upon the discussions from the previous modules, and through reflection, discussion, and practice with your peers, you’ll address questions such as (but not limited to):

  • How do you support underrepresented faculty who may be experiencing uneven workloads and invisible labor?
  • How do you coach and mentor BIPOC faculty with the goal of increasing retention?
  • How can you create the conditions that allow marginalized faculty to be successful with their career planning?

 


 

Module 5: Cultivating Your Coaching and Mentoring Skills

September 28, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

In an effort to be responsive to your needs, this final module will provide you and your peers with the opportunity to recommend discussion topics that are most salient to you. You may choose to revisit topics from previous modules or define new topics not yet discussed. The bootcamp will culminate with an activity that allows you to define goals for yourself related to cultivating your coaching and mentoring skills and building them into your everyday leadership practice.

INSTRUCTORS

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Catherine Kaukinen

Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida

Catherine (Katie) is an award recognized scholar, honored by her national disciplinary organizations (2020 Coramae Richey Mann Leadership Award from the Minorities and Women Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; 2019 American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award; and 2019 American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology Bonnie S. Fisher Victimology Career Achievement Award).

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Jonathan Millen

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England

Jonathan brings more than a decade of higher education administrative experience to his position and is currently the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences president. He is also a past president of the New Jersey Communication Association and a member of the editorial board of the Atlantic Journal of Communication.

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Karen J. Souter

Anesthesiologist and ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Karen is a practicing anesthesiologist and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with 23 years’ experience as a university faculty physician. Her extensive knowledge of academic medicine informs her work as a coach. Karen’s areas of coaching expertise are in career planning, promotion portfolio development, medical leadership and navigating the fine balance between a successful career and a nurturing home and family life.

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Lisa Lafflam
Learning & Development Manager, Academic Impressions

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