Institute for Leadership & Management Schedule

Friday, June 12, 2020

Time

Name

Location

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Registration

Boston Park Plaza

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Welcome & Setting the Stage

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Speaker: Kelsey Harmon Finn, CEO, NACAS

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Ed Session - "Messy in the Middle": Navigating Mid-Level Management

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Speaker: Megan Becker, Virginia Commonwealth University Zach Blackmon, Wake Forest University

To be successful, particularly in the “messy middle”, professionals must be able to manage up, down, and across. There has been much talk on managing up and down, but the importance of managing across is just beginning to be appreciated. As higher ed becomes increasingly collaborative, mid-managers are crucial to their organizations. Join us to learn about (a) “code-switching” and managing across, (b) collaboration and accountability amongst peers, and (c) the role of perspectives in our work.

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Ed Session - Holistic Supervision: How Individual Culture and Generational Differences Impact Supervision

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Speaker: Becky Peterson, Director of Housing and Residential Life, South Dakota State University

When the supervisor and supervisee come from diverse cultural, ethnic, and/or generational backgrounds, they bring with them conditioned beliefs about each other and their experiences. (Jordan, Brinson, & Peterson, 2002). When these beliefs lead to misperception and negativity in the supervisory relationship, they can shut down communication and growth within the supervision process. This session will discuss cross-cultural supervision, implicit bias, generational differences, and holistic supervision. You will be given tangible ways to enhance your supervisory style in an effort to create a holistic supervisory style that honors individuals and their experiences.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

TBD

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Time

Name

Location

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Boston Park Plaza

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop: Contract Monitoring: Afterthought or Forethought? – A Hands-on Workshop in Contract Management Best Practices

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Contract management and monitoring is often an activity that becomes an afterthought in the procurement process. This workshop aims to provide an overview of how to set up best practices in your organization designed to ensure that your contracts are monitored appropriately, and that measures are taken from the planning process all the way to contract closeout in order to monitor and measure success. During this hands-on workshop, attendees will be invited to bring copies of active contracts (or even general needs for upcoming contracts) and assess them using best practices tools and resources provided during this active-learning session.

11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Roundtables Lunch Roundtables Lunch: Challenges/Solutions Facing Today's Students

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2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Ed Session - New to You: Managing a Department from the Ground Up

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Speaker: Ryan Greene, CASP; Director of Auxiliary Services; Georgia Tech

It’s not uncommon for departments to be rearranged – and suddenly, you might find a program or area is now under your direct responsibility and you’ve been tasked with taking that program up a notch. Or perhaps, a new area has been adopted by your institution and it is up to you to launch the department and make it stand out on your campus.

Blending best practices, lessons learned and his own experiences in auxiliary services, Ryan Greene, CASP, current Director of Auxiliary Services at Georgia Tech, will dive into the leadership and creativity needed to take a program to the next level. Hear his own examples in bookstore and dining operations, exploring the skills and steps it took to create a lasting impact for the college. Attendees will be guided in proven methods of what to do with a newly adopted department, how this fits in not only with auxiliary services but with the institution as a whole, and the direct impact it will have on their institution’s employees, students, and financials.

5:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Dinner

TBD

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Time

Name

Location

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Boston Park Plaza

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Ed Session - Coming Soon!

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11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

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