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For Faculty at All Levels and Career Stages

Open Enrollment

Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 PM (buffet lunch served)
304 Wilson Library (bottom floor next to Music Library)


This open enrollment program targets faculty development and the leadership and professional skills necessary in academic roles that include teaching, research and service. The program welcomes any faculty level including tenure track, non-tenure track, fixed term, contract, and adjunct. The series addresses professional skills necessary for faculty roles regarding collaboration and relationship building with colleagues, staff, students and others. The leadership topics will apply to early, new, mid-career and senior faculty. Participants will learn leadership concepts and models, build specific skills, and practice mastery of those skills through real case studies and small group mentoring and coaching.

Sessions and Learning Objectives

Sessions I, II, III and IV – Building Relationships with Others

These four sessions focus on enhancing your interpersonal relationships. We will start with a refresh regarding your active listening skills that serves as the backbone for interacting effectively. Your understanding about why you would give feedback and how to give feedback offers ways you can address the nuances about how others hear and respond to feedback. Creating a culture and commitment for giving feedback productively allows the flow of work and creativity to move forward and increase learning from our shared and different experiences.

We will define and demystify conflict through identifying conflict styles for you individually and the possible styles of others. Identifying styles, helps to build conversations that are sensitive to others and effectively address, resolve and engage creative solutions.

Our work in understanding the elements and dynamics that foster collaboration will energize teams and other group meetings and discussions. We will address the key factors and actions that define collaboration and serve as guiding principles.

Meetings are our common vehicles to collaborate and communicate about a variety of topics. We will focus on how to plan and build an agenda, how to facilitate productive meetings and how to determine the key steps for follow-up actions to ensure dynamic and productive meetings.


Topics Date
  • Listening Effectively
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

January 18, 2018
12:00am to 1:30pm

  • Identifying Conflict Styles and Managing Conflict Effectively

February 8, 2018
12:00am to 1:30pm

  • Building and Fostering Collaboration

March 29, 2018
12:00am to 1:30pm

  • Meeting Planning and Facilitation

April 12, 2018
12:00am to 1:30pm


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