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2017-2018 Schedule

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August 10-11, 2017 Building Your Personal Leadership Profile (two days)

What does it take to be a leader? What kind of leaders does the University need? What kind of leader are you? In this retreat you will discuss traits of effective leadership, analyze the University's leadership needs, and learn research-based approaches to critical leadership competencies. (Includes follow-up coaching)

September 15, 2017

Achieving Agreements (all day)

With a focus on developing stronger relationships and building social capital, this session will examine the concept of dialogue and identifies the defensive behaviors that inhibit or undermine open and honest communication and the search for common meaning and understanding. It provides a tool-kit and practice for using difficult conversations to elevate thinking and creativity.

October 20, 2017 Leadership in Action (morning)
November 17, 2017 Cultivating Allies and Expanding Influence (all day)

To exercise influence, you need to understand others' motivations, be able to build networks, and work through resistance. In this retreat you will assess the ways you exercise influence and learn strategies to build commitment and coalitions.

January 19, 2018 Leadership in Action (morning)
February 9, 2018 Creativity and Innovation (all day)

Innovation requires involving others in making creative use of changing situations. In this session, you will gain insights into how to foster creativity and learn how to create an organizational culture that fosters new ways of thinking.

March 2, 2018 Leadership in Action (morning)
April 13, 2018 Practical Applications of Leadership (all day)

Using a case study approach, you will work on applying leadership skills to some of the challenges facing higher education today. This session will focus on strategies to recognize opportunities, overcome challenges in your unit, and identify possibilities for results-oriented collaborations with other units.