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What do faculty say about their experience in the CFE Leadership Programs?

Open-Enrollment Programs:

Faculty Leadership Foundation Programs:
Did you learn something that you will actively try or do differently? If yes, please describe.

Topic: Creating a Shared Vision

  • “I plan to use the image I created to share and get input from my colleagues.”
  • “Communicate the vision for my program more clearly and more frequently to motivate others.”

Topic: Managing Conflict Effectively (Styles)

  • “Use Situation-Behavior-Impact (SBI) to take apart and understand conflict situations.”
  • “I became more aware of the different options for approaching conflict and learned a meta-language for thinking about them.”

Topic: Creating a Shared Vision

“I want to listen with more attention to understand what is being said. I will be more specific in my feedback.”

Faculty Leaders Teaching Faculty Leaders (FL2FL) Programs:
Did you learn something that you will actively try or do differently? If yes, please describe.

Topic: Collegial and Effective Communication

  • “I will approach conversations differently and practice having intentional conversations.”
  • “[I gained] insight how to communicate with more candor.”

Topic: Communicating Effectively and Understanding Your (DISC) Style

  • “I think understanding my dominant leadership style helps knowing how I interact with others.”
  • “Decide the goals and types of meeting styles in advance.”


Cohort-Nominated Leadership Programs:

Leadership Fundamentals
Thinking about your learning today, what was most useful about this session?

Topic: Building Leadership Community

“Digesting the different types of leadership styles and gaining a greater appreciation that the leadership styles can be exercised situationally.”

Topic: Building and Leading Academic Teams

“It was interesting to use both [Tuckman’s Model and 5 Dysfunctions] tools that relate to creating a high functioning team. They provided different perspectives and tasks that can be utilized.”

Topic: Managing Conflict Effectively (Styles)

“As usual, I think it is useful to be aware of your own go to conflict management style, but also learning scenarios in which other styles may be better deployed.”

How will you apply the learning?

Topic: Influencing Others

  • “Consider using different influencing styles based on different scenarios.”

Topic: Influencing Others

  • “Be more intentional and deliberate about conflicts management; aware of others’ styles.”

Topic: Building Leadership Community

  • “Self-reflection – On values – I believe that I need to do more to merge values and leadership to be aware of what I am doing well and be appreciative of my leadership approach.”
  • “Understand my challenges are not different (so much) than others.”
Faculty Administrator Development Program (FADP):
How will you apply the learning?

Topic: University Ombuds Office

  • “[I will apply today’s learning through] a greater awareness for conflict management”
Topic: Information Technology Services (ITS)

  • “I’d like to connect some of these [ITS] resources to my faculty to make sure they know what is available.”

Topic: University Libraries

  • “I work in promoting research rigor knowing the publication limits of open access versus paid subscriptions versus predatory journals will
    help my work.”

Topic: Office of the Provost

  • “Promote cultural change and progress.”

Academic Network Leaders (ALN) Program:

“I am enjoying the bigger picture views of higher education settings.”

“We are building great connections across all the ACC institutions and within our own state system.”

“Forced and focused reflection on our own leadership.”

“Eye-opening to see how other institutions are operating.”

Leadership Peer Coaching Groups:

What is going well in this learning process? 

“Getting some good feedback from others
(both as coach and coachee).”

“I am learning to coach in many different situations.”

“I am beginning to feel more confident when asking the coaching questions. I don’t have to refer
to the list of questions as often. I also avoid the leading questions more often now as well.”