Working Better Together

April 25, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

"Working Better Together" promotes the value of strong working relationships with practical applications of growth mindset, desire for mentorship, networking, and a pointed attention to how these ideas transfer to student success, based on recent community college data. The objective is to give attendees practical applications for "working better together."

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Using Self-improvement as a Pathway to Effective Leadership

April 23, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Using self-improvement as a pathway to "effective leadership" is a concept that emphasizes the idea that personal growth and continuous self-development play a critical role in becoming an effective and influential leader. It suggests that by actively working on improving oneself, individuals can enhance their leadership abilities and have a positive impact on those they lead.

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Leading Teams Effectively

April 16, 2024 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET

As a leader, you may have to build, lead, and develop teams to achieve goals or complete projects. A knowledge of teamwork development theory is helpful, not only for the practical purposes of creating effective teams, but for developing awareness of your own traits and behaviors and how your leadership style might need to change as teams develop into self-managing units. Through exploration of teamwork development models, team roles, and a bit of self-assessment, participants will determine deliberate, thoughtful approaches to teamwork from the leader’s perspective.

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Leading Change

April 3, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

We all know that change, whether in the workplace or personally, is constant. As institutions of higher education, we aspire to be innovative and forward moving. But how do you motivate your team and build buy-in? This session will provide strategies for leading change in your institution through inspiring and thoughtful leadership.

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Budgeting for Student Success

March 26, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET

This session will tie strategies for creating a budget that includes some foundational things about FTE calculations, the financial importance of student progression, success, and completion, and how to decide when a budget decision makes financial sense (return on investment). Participants will come away with a basic knowledge of what a department entails.

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Using Data and Storytelling to Rally Around the Vision

March 20, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Effective leadership that builds a culture of student success entails more than just crafting a compelling college vision; it requires the ability to secure buy-in from stakeholders at all levels. The integration of data-driven insights and the art of storytelling offers a powerful toolkit to achieve this goal. This session is designed to engage change agents at all levels in exploring the skills needed to leverage data and storytelling as strategic tools for garnering support and commitment towards their college vision and build momentum toward achievement of related strategic objectives.

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Mentoring Matters

March 5, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET

For me, being mentored and mentoring others is one of the most worthwhile experience I have had in my career. In both cases this experience fostered growth, learning, and mutual support. It is a powerful tool for personal and professional development. In this session I will share strategies to make each level of mentoring as successful for you as it was for. My goal is for you to strive to develop these relationships throughout your career.

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Reflections on The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the Rising President’s Fellowship

February February 21, 2024 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

The Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, an esteemed initiative by the Aspen Institute, stands as a transformative platform that empowers rising community college leaders to shape the future of education. The one-of-a-kind program brings together future community college presidents with diverse backgrounds and experiences, united by their shared commitment to redefining higher education's role in society. It fosters a collaborative environment where leaders can explore and implement visionary strategies, equipping them to build more equitable, inclusive, and resilient institutions. By providing a unique and transformative experience, it empowers leaders from across the nation to become catalysts for positive change, driving their institutions toward greater excellence, inclusivity, and community impact. Attendees of this presentation will gain insights into the program's distinctiveness, its potential to address current challenges, and its role in shaping the community college leaders of tomorrow.

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Knowing Yourself Helps Improve Your Team

February 8, 2024 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

We know the teams that work together well are the most successful. Sometimes though we get into patterns that are not productive and we get in our own way. We will discuss some of the things we may be doing as leaders that are impeding our effectiveness as well as ways to change this behavior. This session will introduce current leadership research and provide resources for future growth.

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Developing a Culture of Feedback and How to Lead When Feedback Fails

January 23, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Why is a culture of feedback so important? Are you part of that culture or are you a barrier to a culture of feedback? Learn how to recognize and give relevant feedback to employees in a constructive manner. When feedback fails, how do you move forward. Difficult conversations are hard but necessary. This session will equip you with strategies to engage employees to provide feedback or the tools to have the courageous conversations.

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