Academic Leader as Coach: Skills for Transformational ConversationsLeadership skills are important to the mission of the university but few academic leaders receive academic or practice training in leadership. In this workshop, you will review a research-based model of academic leadership that makes dealing with people easier through practices that help you approach leadership challenges in a skillful and professional manor. You will be able to practice skills that empower others, communicate well, build alliances, and establish good working relationships. The workshop will also present a system to clarify and align your vision for your leadership position with your professional/personal priorities.
By the end of this segment you will be able to:
- Make conversation instead of small talk using self-disclosure, dialogue, and reciprocity.
- Build good working relationships with faculty, administrators, and peer chairs.
- Coach faculty to success.
- Say “No” without burning bridges.
- Set appropriate limits and creating healthy boundaries;
- Use appropriate humor.
- Manage conflict creatively.
- Increase civility in your environment.
- Manage your emotions.
- (Optional) Visioning and managing realistic and achievable projects, goals, and daily to-do lists. (Optional) Listen deeply and negotiate mutual needs and differences; (Optional) Lower stress and increase your resilience in spite of those never ending lists of tasks.
Suggested Audience: faculty leaders and emerging leaders
Suggested Time Frames:
- 6 hours – workshop with mini-lectures, exercises, and deeper learning
- Other time frames -can be shortened with less content