Help your institution lead adaptive change in a more effective way.
Despite the best intentions or even external mandates for change, numerous forces are at work that perpetuate the status quo on college campuses. How can leaders not only initiate but sustain momentum to see new initiatives all the way through?
In this three-day intensive workshop, you will learn a more successful approach to leading change. Using real case studies from colleges and universities, we’ll explore how collaborative efforts helped institutions:
- Redesign new degree programs
- Set new strategic directions across a multi-campus environment
- Reinvigorate an existing strategic plan
- Find new ways to leverage committees
Why Do Most Change Efforts Fail?
There is a tendency in higher education to hire external “change agents” who fall short of expectations because they attempt to force change without a full understanding of the culture or history of the institution. Given the complexity of the challenges we face in higher education, we need more than these singular efforts. We need leaders who can create a shared vision and gain real buy-in from various stakeholders within your institution. This program will equip you with the skillset and mindset for how to actually do this.
Bring Back a Toolkit
You will leave with a resource packet full of valuable materials including our conference workbook, worksheets, and complimentary copy of Dr. Patrick Sanaghan’s book, Collaborative Leadership in Action. This resource packet will serve as an ongoing toolkit to aid in your collaborative change efforts.
Limited Attendance, Sign Up Early!
This program has been specially designed for middle- to senior-level leaders who are managing large-scale change efforts. Internal staff focused on organizational development will also benefit from attending this conference.
Due to the highly experiential and interactive nature of this program, attendance is limited to 30 people. You will engage in different simulations and discussions and receive personalized attention to ensure you leave with a tangible plan to move your change efforts forward.
Conceptual Framework: 3 Questions
Why do some people readily engage in change efforts and others hold back? We’ll introduce you to the three questions people ask themselves as they decide whether or not to invest themselves in a group. These also serve as a lens for creating the conditions of participation and commitment.
This is an opportunity to “go to the balcony” and shift from active participant to reflective observer and do sensemaking of the material presented. This session will give you the chance to consider implications and discuss emerging questions.
Homework: Scan the design book and see what catches your attention/piques your interest. Be prepared to discuss this tomorrow.
Nancy has been bringing practical, collaborative methods to organizations and communities facing complex issues since 1980. Nancy has extensive experience in designing and facilitating large group, task-focused, strategic meetings. She has applied this expertise to cases related to strategic planning, organization redesign, critical cross-boundary meetings, and leadership development.
Nancy is clinical assistant professor in the Organization Development Leadership Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she teaches courses on Appreciative Inquiry, Systems Literacy and Leader as Meeting Designer and Facilitator. She designed and facilitates a multi-day Leadership Institute for Friends Services for the Aging and the Penn Foundation.
Nancy received her PhD in Applied Learning Theory from Temple University.
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.
Learn how to more effectively engage stakeholders towards a common purpose.
Due to the interactive nature of this program, attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.
Purchase the conference binder, which includes all presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources.
Note: Conference attendees do not need to purchase materials separately.
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