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Leadership and Management Development Conference

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Building Skills and Shifting Mindsets for Managing and Leading

October 18 | 9:45–11:00 a.m.

Union South

Presented by Crystel Anders, internal consultant, and Kate Kingery, director of consulting

Are you interested in growing your skills or preparing yourself for a management or leadership role? Do you want to know more about the knowledge and mindsets that help you move from individual contributor to manager to leader? What’s the difference between these roles?

In this interactive session, we will focus on understanding the unique dimensions among these three roles and the commonalities. We will focus on people and process; transitions between different types of roles; common challenges; and key questions that you can use in different scenarios. We will also introduce dimensions of effective organizations and how leadership and management contribute to building healthy organizational cultures.

If you are interested in growing in your career or just want to know more that will help you in your current role, this session will offer you something about managing and leading in complex environments.

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Change Management – Friend and Foe, How Do You Address the Challenges

October 18 | 9:45–11:00 a.m.

Union South

Presented by Kevin Murtha, senior project manager

During this interactive discussion, we will step through acknowledging the visible and hidden needs for change within your organization. How do you help develop buy-in at all levels to support change and then define the steps necessary to undertake those changes? Change at any organization is largely seen as a “foe” to those involved. How do you create an environment where it can be seen as a “friend?”

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Enrich Your Leadership Approach with a Coaching Mindset

October 18 | 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Union South

Presented by Deb Filipiak, Jacob Hahn, Jeremy Kautza, and Tena Madison, internal consultants

Join us for this interactive session, designed for leaders at all levels, to discover how a coaching mindset can elevate your leadership approach. We’ll discuss what coaching is (and isn’t) and explore one of the main principles of coaching: the importance of consistent self-reflection. We’ll work through exercises to identify your core values—the attributes that drive your behaviors and decisions—and consider saboteurs that might cause you to deviate from living those values. You’ll walk away with an understanding of what it means to take a “coaching approach to leadership” and actionable strategies to bring coaching into your leadership practice.

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Symposium for Research Administrators

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3Ws of Organizational Culture

November 8

Union South

Presented by Kate Kingery, director of consulting

Organizational culture is one of those terms we hear a lot about, but what does it really mean? Is it the same as organizational climate? Do you sometimes feel when your colleagues or teammates describe your work environment it sounds like a completely different experience from your own?

In this session we will introduce you to the language and frameworks for understanding what is meant by the culture of an organization, why it can be hard to identify, and the difference between organizational climate and culture.

We will include scenarios and interactive discussions on types of organizational cultures and what steps you can take to both identify and influence the culture within your own organization or team.

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