Developing Your Skills as a Manager: A Bootcamp for Mid-Level Leaders

ONLINE BOOTCAMP

Developing Your Skills as a Manager: A Bootcamp for Mid-Level Leaders

 

September 27 - November 8, 2021
Individual Dates: Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, and 8

Learn how to better build and motivate a cohesive team that works seamlessly toward common goals.

Overview

As you grow in your leadership journey, you may find that you have mastered key skills such as uncovering your leadership style and learning how to advocate for yourself. After several years in a leadership role, however, you may begin to wonder if there are better ways to lead and motivate your team, manage conflict and change, or run more effective meetings.

Our bootcamp, designed for leaders with some experience in a leadership/supervisory role, will help you refine and further your skills, focusing on how you interact one-on-one with those you supervise as well as with your teams.

Each of the modules includes one group session to start the week, followed by assignments that will help you build stronger relationships with your team members individually and as a group. You will also have the opportunity for a 45-minute session with a facilitator to discuss how to implement what you learned.

Finally, you will have a chance to engage in a 360-degree feedback process with your team and receive a 1:1 coaching session to evaluate your results.

 

A Highly Personalized Experience

Your registration for this bootcamp includes a 45-minute small-group consultation with the facilitator each week. A hallmark of the Academic Impressions bootcamp experience, the individual attention in this consultation will help you apply best practices from the bootcamp to your fundraising portfolio. 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 Get

  • This online course consists of seven modules, each of them spanning one week.
  • One live learning session, facilitated by an expert in leadership, to help you understand where you are in your growth and to give you key strategies to try.
  • You will receive assignments after each session to help you implement your leadership growth strategy immediately.
  • An individual session with one of the speakers to work through any questions or challenges you may be encountering. During this session, you will have the opportunity to work through how you plan to implement the action steps you’ve identified.
  • Take the Academic Impressions’ 5 Paths to Leadership SELF Assessment, allowing you to discover your strengths and challenges during normal conditions as well as under stressful ones.
  • Engage in a 360-degree assessment so that you get authentic feedback on your strengths as a leader and areas to look for growth. You will have an opportunity for a 1:1 coaching session to interpret your results.
  • At the conclusion, you will compile a capstone project that includes your philosophy on 1:1 supervision, motivation, leading teams, all assessments, a learning plan that outlines future reading material and theories to explore what you learned during the course, and immediate next steps as well as goals for 6 months and one year.

 

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for those with some leadership and supervisory experience who are looking to enhance or evolve their leadership skills. The bootcamp will focus primarily on supervising individuals and leading teams. We will also cover topics such as how to motivate individual members of your team, build your skills as a supervisor and advocate for your team members, and build a cohesive team that works together effectively and efficiently. To preserve the intimate and interactive nature of this training, the bootcamp is limited to 30 participants. Register early to reserve your spot!

 

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.

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Hear About the Bootcamp Experience

“This was a wonderful, innovative experience. Great ideas and resources were shared by participants and presenters. High energy and an overall wonderful learning experience."

- Marisol Marrero

Executive Director of StudentLink Centers, New York University

“I was so impressed with Academic Impressions that I cannot wait to recommend these trainings to colleagues and bring Academic Impressions to my institution!”

- Kristin Miller

Director of Advancement, College of Visual and Performing Arts, NIU Foundation

“The variety of expertise allowed me to bring skills back to my shop and overall improve our tool-kits.”

- Garrett Aanestad

Chapman Fund Manager, Chapman University

OUTLINE

September 27 - November 8, 2021
Individual Dates: Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, and 8

Leading Self
Modules 1-2

Leading Others
Modules 3-4

Leading Teams
Modules 5-6

Leading Systems
Module 7

Week 1: Defining Your Leadership Strengths

September 27, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
In this kickoff session, we’ll talk through the logistics of the course, discuss your 5 Paths results, and talk about the 360 process.

 


 

Week 2: Understanding and Articulating Your Leadership Definition, Mission, and Values (Leading Self)

October 4, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
In this session, you will learn the importance of understanding your mission as a leader and articulating that to others. You will learn theories behind transactional, situational, and servant leadership. You will have time to complete a 6-point leadership inventory to help you begin to define your leadership style. We will include time for small group discussions to give you a chance to debrief with others.

 


 

Week 3: Conflict Management (Leading Others)

October 11, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
This session will focus on managing conflict within your team, whether it is a conflict you are having with those to whom you report, your peers, or your direct reports. You will learn common categories of conflict and five ways we typically respond to conflict. This session includes a variety of self-assessments and reflections to help you with this challenging topic. You will have opportunities to discuss in small groups.

 


 

Week 4: Effective Supervision (Leading Others)

October 18, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Building upon the previous sessions, you will learn how to think about leadership as coaching and how that builds as you move from transactional to situational to servant leadership. We will discuss different ways to motivate others and look at how situational leadership is a powerful model for supervision. We will discuss various methods of motivating team members and how each can be used in different scenarios. During this session, you will have an opportunity to reflect upon where you currently draw your power and if it is serving you in various situations. You will have time for self-reflection as well as discussion with peers.

 


 

Week 5: Team Development (Leading Teams)

October 25, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
This session will focus on how to develop team goals, a team identity, and team norms. We will begin by defining team effectiveness and looking at how you would currently assess your team. We then move into stages of team development and ten differentiators of high-performing teams. Finally, we will discuss how to manage team dysfunction. We will share an assessment to use with your team to gauge their level of group performance. Throughout this session, you will have an opportunity to discuss psychological safety and discovering and establishing your team’s personality.

 


 

Week 6: Inclusive and Effective Meetings (Leading Teams)

November 1, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
In week six, we will discuss how to facilitate inclusive and effective meetings. We will look at how to structure meetings, how to handle times when meetings get off-track, and how to tap into your team members’ expertise. You will become familiar with our Meeting Diagnostic Tool to help you maximize your team meetings. You will have an opportunity to discuss inclusive processes and tools with your team members.

 


 

Week 7: Managing Change (Leading Systems) and Capstone Presentation

November 8, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
In this final session, you will learn how to steer your team as you encounter and work through change. You will define how your team’s efforts align with larger strategic goals of the institution and will receive tools you can use to help your team articulate specific needs, goals, and possible challenges of a change.

The final half of this session will focus on your capstone project and the leadership philosophy you developed throughout the bootcamp. You will have a chance to share short- and long-term goals with your peers and strategize for how to maintain contact with each other as you move forward in your leadership journey.

As a capstone project, you will put together a leadership portfolio that includes all the components of your seven weeks of learning. Your portfolio will include:

  • Your philosophy on 1:1 supervision, motivation, leading teams
  • All assessments
  • A learning plan that outlines future reading material and theories to explore what you learned during the course
  • Immediate next steps as well as goals for six months and one year

INSTRUCTORS

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Nathan P. Strong

Director of Organizational and Professional Development, University of South Carolina

Nathan Strong currently serves as the Director of Organizational and Professional Development at the University of South Carolina. His primary areas of focus are organizational development, supervisory and management development, process improvement, and performance enhancement.

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Brittany Williams-Goldstein, Ed.D.

Chief of Staff & Board Liaison, Ramapo College

Dr. Williams-Goldstein serves as the President’s primary liaison to the Senior Cabinet and the Board of Trustees. She is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and coordination of Cabinet and Board activities as well as the coordination of the Office of the President.

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Jess Landis
Learning & Development Manager,
Academic Impressions

*All-inclusive members receive $250 off of conference registrations (in addition to the early bird discount if applicable). Academic Affairs, Advancement/Alumni Relations, Business Office, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Leadership members will continue to receive $100 off conference registrations. Upgrade your membership to qualify for a higher discount. Please note this discount is not applicable on pre- or post-conference workshops or conference binders.