Collaborative Leadership in Higher Education

Collaborative Leadership
in Higher Education

February 4 - 5, 2019 | Newport Beach, CA

Gain collaborative strategies and tactics that will allow you to lead more effectively.

This practically focused, two-day conference will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to lead collaboratively. Through a series of forward-thinking and introspective sessions, you will learn how to engage others, build coalitions across silos, and mobilize your campus to action.

Join us for this leadership program where you will:

  • Complete a leadership scorecard assessing your strengths and weaknesses
  • Uncover your dominant style of thinking and problem solving
  • Learn how to make decisions and influence with integrity and trust
  • Develop a diagnostic mentality to address issues and provide solutions
  • Discover how your operating style impacts the way you lead, especially under stress
  • Gain practical tips and techniques to build your leadership effectiveness
  • Learn how to use these skills to bridge silos across your organization

Given the highly interactive and experiential nature of this program, attendance is limited to the first 40 registrants. Register early to save your spot!

Who Should Attend

This program is built on the premise that cross-boundary thinking and collaboration will be key to competing in the future of the higher education industry. Drawing off the diversity of the attendees' roles and perspectives, this program has been designed for administrators at the director level or above from across the institution. This includes faculty who are considering taking on administrative leadership roles.

Please contact Amit Mrig at 720-988-1210 or amit@academicimpressions.com for more information or to discuss whether this program is right for you.

Hear from Past Participants of this Program

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

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

"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

"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

"What was unique about this course is the number of quality assessments and surveys provided. All of them were very helpful and I would find a lot of value in sharing them with others."

-Anonymous

"Pat was insightful, approachable and a great animator."

-Christian Corno, Academic Dean, Marianopolis College

"This conference was wonderful. It had a successful balance of both teacher-oriented guidance and tips, peer constructed action, and continuing reading and professional development."

-Kate Norton, Senior Associate Director, Foundation Relations, Princeton University

"Excellent meeting for managers of all ages and 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

"AI provides an opportunity to put theory into practice. It encourages self-discovery and reinvention to faster successful leadership."

-Melvin Brooks, Associate Dean Baltimore City Community College

"An excellent and intensive course on the how and why of collaborative leadership. A must for anyone in Higher Education leadership."

Lindsey Minter - Assistant Director of Graduate Education, UT - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - MD Anderson Cancer Center

"Collaborative Leadership 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 & abilities."

-Melissa Padfield, Deputy Registrar, University of Alberta

DAY ONE

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

 


 

Opening Remarks and Introductions
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Future Timeline
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
In this opening session, we will identify the potential events, trends, and issues that could impact our institutions over the next five to ten years. The timeline will help you develop a future orientation in which to think about your challenges and opportunities as leaders.

 


 

Leadership Overview
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The higher education landscape is only becoming more complex, and a new skill set will be required to compete in the future. In this session, we will examine these future roles, skills and qualities necessary for success. You will create a leadership “scorecard” that will assess your current strengths and areas of needed development as a leader. These tools will become touchstones for the two-day workshop and serve as the basis of the action plan you will develop.

 


 

Trust and Decision Making
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trust and decision making are essential elements of leadership effectiveness. In this session, we will explore decision making strategies that can build and enhance trust and overall effectiveness.

 


 

Reflective Journal/Lunch (included in registration fee)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Thinking Styles Inventory
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Understanding the diverse thinking styles of others provides insight into how to lead them effectively. Using a validated assessment that identifies four primary thinking styles, you will uncover your dominant style of thinking and problem solving. You will also discuss how this can and should influence their leadership style

 


 

Break
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

 


 

Leading and Influencing
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Leadership is an action not a position, and learning how to influence others up, down, and across the organization is central to accomplishing your objectives. Building on what we’ve learned about communication and building trust, we’ll explore strategies to influence with integrity.

 


 

Leader As Diagnostician
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
If leaders are going to be successful in the future, they will need to develop a “diagnostic mentality” in which they learn to assess a situation before they present solutions. This session will involve the utilization of three organizational assessments that will give you deep insight into some of the most important aspects/elements of institutional life. The assessments will cover creativity, effective meeting, and high performing teams. You will be able to choose two of the four assessments and gain practical experience with them.

 


 

Reflective Journal/Wrap-up and Homework Assignment
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

 


 

Networking Reception (included in registration fee)
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

 


 

DAY TWO

 

Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

 


 

Day One Review
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

 


 

5 Paths to Leadership
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
In addition to understanding others’ thinking styles, it’s important to understand how leaders’ behaviors impact those around them. This session utilizes an assessment instrument that will divulge a participant’s operating style and its impact on effectiveness when working with others. Suggestions will be offered for mitigating the effects of overused strengths as well as for overcoming challenges created by shortfalls in other areas.

 


 

The Seduction of the Leader
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
This presentation will discuss the pernicious dynamic that most leaders face as they lead their institutions. This “seduction” occurs when leaders do not get honest feedback about how they lead and the decisions they make. The faculty will provide practical strategies to neutralize the negative impact of this leadership dilemma.

 


 

Break
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

 


 

Creative Leadership
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Creativity is essential to tackling the complex issues facing higher education today, and leaders play a special role in creating the conditions and structures to support creativity. Using a published assessment, you’ll better understand how you can strengthen and improve this essential resource.

 


 

Reflective Journal/Lunch (included in registration fee)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Leveraging the Knowledge of Others
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
With the increasing demands on our time, it can be difficult to stay current on the latest research and practice on effective leadership. In this innovative and creative session, you will leverage your time and the knowledge of your colleagues to discuss current research and essential leadership lessons.

 


 

Resilience
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Resilience is not often believed to be innate to certain individuals. In this session, we’ll unpack the concepts of resilience and discuss practical ways that leaders can build this important skill.

 


 

Tips and Techniques for Leadership Effectiveness
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
There are a handful of techniques and approaches that successful leaders employ to enhance their overall effectiveness. Several of these will be presented during this session including tips on managing change, delegation, and decision making.

 


 

Reflective Journal/Wrap-up, Discussion, Next Steps
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

 

February 4 - 5, 2019

Newport Beach, CA

Conference Hotel:

Renaissance Newport Beach
4500 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.476.2001

Room Rate: $189 + tax
Room Block Dates: The nights of February 3 and 4, 2019.
Rate Available Until:  January 11, 2019.

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

Reserve Your Room: Please call 949.476.2001 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.

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 Patricia Sandler at patricia@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

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


  • $295

    each


Conference Pass


  • $1,595

    through Jan 18 $1,695


Premium Pass


  • $2,095

    through Jan 18 $2,195


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

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  • $1,595

    through Jan 18 $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

  • $2,095

    through Jan 18 $2,195


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Amit Mrig
President, Academic Impressions

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