Leading Across Silos in Higher Education

Leading Across Silos in Higher Education

October 1 - 2, 2019 | Washington, DC

 

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Learn collaborative practices to lead more effectively in higher education.

The challenges facing higher ed are too complicated, the speed of change too fast, and the path forward too uncertain for a single leader or leadership team to have all the answers. The way forward in higher education demands that we harness the collective capacity, intelligence, and resources of our full organizations. Unfortunately, higher-ed’s siloed nature often prevents the very collaboration essential for it to thrive in the future.

Join us for a unique two-day program that takes a very practical approach to cross-campus collaboration. You’ll learn a suite of tools, strategies, and practices that have been proven to work in a college or university setting; resources that can help you effectively bring diverse groups together, build coalitions across silos, and mobilize stakeholders to action.

To preserve the intimate nature of this program, we are limiting attendance to the first 40 registrants. Register early to save your spot!

 

Who Should Attend

This program will not only teach collaboration but model it as well. We invite participants across academic disciplines and administrative functions to join together. This program is ideal for leaders from any type of higher education setting, at the Chair or Director level and above. Leaders who have only “informal” authority and who are charged with leading initiatives across different units will also benefit.

 

Build Your Collaborative Toolkit

In order to build your collaborative toolkit each participant will receive:

  • A conference workbook complete with hundreds of pages of meeting designs, tools, and job aids that can be used back on campus
  • A copy of Collaborative Leadership in Action: A Field Guide for Creating Meetings that Make a Difference written by program facilitator, Dr. Patrick Sanaghan

"Academic Impressions presented a clear picture of how leaders in higher education should approach challenges in the 21st century. I felt more prepared after attending."

Robert Constant, Associate Vice President, Rutgers University Foundation

"An excellent, hands-on workshop to enhance personal leadership skills at various levels of higher education."

Volker Henning, Associate Vice President, Academic Administration, Southern Adventist University

"Excellent meeting for managers of all ages, from varying institutions. Relevant for all types of leaders. Helps you to learn more about yourself, your team, and where you want to go."

Christine Donohue, Head of Student Services, Hult International Business School San Francisco

"Having attended many conferences and workshops on leadership, this was by far the most beneficial. Pat did his job in both a professional and personal manner. This is absolutely an extraordinary workshop. Thank you for making me a better leader already!"

Lucretia Scoufos, Executive Dean, Academic Affairs, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

“This training was an engaging and highly valuable opportunity. It allowed me to build skills and take time for needed reflection. I would recommend this to anyone looking to grow their leadership toolkit and abilities.”

Melissa Padfield, Deputy Registrar, University of Alberta

Day 1 | October 1, 2019

 

Introductions, Expectations, and Agenda Setting

Leadership is learned through practice, reflection, and feedback, and our two days will follow this model.

 


 

Creating Your Leadership Map

We’ll begin the day by reflecting on the gifts and talents we each bring to our roles as leaders to both establish a strengths-based approach to our development as leaders and to begin to personalize the learning experience.

 


 

Future Timeline

In this session, we’ll create a shared picture of the future. What are the potential events, trends, and issues that could impact higher education, positively or negatively? This timeline will create a common context and future-orientation for the program. From here we can begin to unpack the implications for us as leaders; how well prepared are we for different possible futures? What are the leadership skills we each must develop or emphasize if our institutions are to thrive into the future?

 


 

How Your Leadership Style Interacts with Others

The way you think influences the way you lead, and influences the way you engage with others. Understanding the diverse thinking styles of others provides insight into how to more effectively collaborate. Using a validated assessment that identifies four primary thinking styles, participants will uncover their dominant style of thinking and of problem solving; they will then discuss how this can and should influence their leadership style and approach to collaboration.

 


 

Improving the Effectiveness of Your Meetings

Collaboration happens in meetings and yet most meetings are ineffective; in the fact, research shows that most people think the meetings they attend are a waste of time. In this session, participants will use a published assessment tool to diagnose the effectiveness of their meetings and then identify specific tactics to improve them.

 


 

Creating a Systems Perspective

Silos and a decentralized organization can prevent the free flow of information and make alignment and collaboration difficult. In this session, we’ll share create a systems perspective so we can broaden each participant’s view of the institution’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities. We’ll also identify potential areas of cross-boundary work and collaboration.

 


 

Tools for Effective Collaboration

There are a handful of techniques and approaches that can be employed to improve both personal and collective effectiveness. Several of these will be presented, including tips on time management, delegation, and decision making.

 


 

Networking Reception

 


Day 2 |October 2, 2019

 

Reflections & Debrief from Day 1

 


 

5 Paths to Leadership

Self-awareness is the foundation of an effective leader. You cannot meaningfully connect or engage with others unless you understand your own leadership style, including both strengths and shadows. We will utilize an assessment instrument to divulge a participant’s operating style and its impact on others. Suggestions will be offered for leveraging strengths, mitigating the effects of overused strengths, and for overcoming shortfalls in other areas.

 


 

10 Differentiators of an Effective Team

Teamwork is at the heart of effective collaboration, but higher-ed isn’t naturally wired in this way. We’ll explore what the most successful teams in higher education, government, military, and the corporate sector have in common. We’ll explore each of these characteristics in detail, explain practical ways to begin to model, and measure your team against these benchmarks.

 


 

High Performing Team Survey

How does your team stack up against the best in the world? Using a published assessment tool, participants will diagnose the effectiveness of a team they lead or participate in, based on six dimensions of team performance. Team members will then identify areas for improvement and specific steps they are willing to commit to take.

 


 

Talent Audit

Teams are most effective when they can properly leverage each other’s strengths and support each other in areas of needed development. In this interactive session, team members will have an opportunity to share with one another and ensure the team is fully aware and able to leverage the team’s human capital.

 


 

Collaboration Clinic

Collaboration isn’t important because it sounds good to get everyone involved. When you can leverage the collective intelligence of a group you can begin to tackle the toughest problems facing the institution. In this unique and interactive session, we’ll review the challenges facing Nazareth College and tap the thinking and resources of participants in generating constructive and realistic solutions.

 


 

Leadership Resilience

In any individual or collective effort, things will not go according to plan. The challenge for leaders is not just how you bounce back from these inevitable challenges, but how do you bounce forward? In this session, we’ll unpack the concepts of resilience and discuss practical ways that leaders can build this important skill.

 


 

Creating a Collaborative Summary

To bring the program to a close and to facilitate the development of learning plans, we’ll collaboratively create a summary of the most important and relevant takeaways from the last two days.

 


 

Action Planning

Using the summary we created, we’ll ensure participants can identify something of realistic significance can be experimented with or moved forward following the workshop.

October 1 - 2, 2019

Washington, DC

Conference Hotel:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202.234.0700

Room Rate: $169 + tax
Room Block Dates: The nights of September 30 and October 1, 2019.
Rate Available Until:  September 9, 2019.

Please book early - rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Reserve Your Room: Please call 202.234.0700 and indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.

Speaker

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Patrick Sanaghan

President
The Sanaghan Group

Dr. Sanaghan serves as the head of The Sanaghan Group, an organizational firm specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning, and leadership transitions. Pat has worked with over 200 campuses and hundreds of organizations in the last twenty-five years. He has taught leadership to thousands of leaders in higher education, and helped over one hundred campuses conduct collaborative, transparent strategic planning processes. He is the co-author/author of six books, numerous articles, and several monographs in the fields of strategic planning, leadership, and change management. His most recent books include: Collaborative Leadership in Action and How to Actually Build an Exceptional Team. Dr. Sanaghan also serves as a board member of the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN.

Features

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

  • Networking Reception

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • $2,795

    through Jan 18 $2,895


Conference Binder


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  • $295

    each


Conference Pass


  • -

  • $1,595

    through September 13 $1,695


Premium Pass


  • $2,195

    through September 13 $2,295


Conference Binder

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

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  • .

  • .

  • .

  • $295

    each


Conference Pass

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

  • Networking Reception

  • .

  • $1,595

    through September 13 $1,695


Premium Pass

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

  • Networking Reception

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • $2,195

    through September 13 $2,295


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Amit Mrig
President, Academic Impressions

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