Want to know more about the OLÉ (Online Leadership Experiences)?

NCCCLP OLÉ consists of online webinars that will engage, enliven, and encourage those who attend. The purpose of this experience is to provide professional development campus-wide. All faculty and staff from colleges who purchase a license and all NCCC Leadership Lifetime Alumni members may attend any and all OLÉ webinars free of charge.

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Great! Now that we have verified either your college license or NCCCLAG lifetime membership, here is the information on how to register for the OLÈ sessions: Register Here

OLÉ Webinar Sessions

December 1, 2022  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Unlock your Leadership Potential

Presenters: Dr. Pat Akers

Description: Participants will be challenged to explore their leadership potential. Dr. Akers will suggest four critical skills needed for successful leaders. This session will include a leadership self awareness activity and well as resources and strategies to pursue or enhance leadership skills.

Recorded Session: : If you want to get credit toward the OLÉ certificate, please fill out the short Attendance Verification Form first using the link below. Then click on the recording link to view the recorded session:

Step 1: Attendance Verification
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December 8, 2022  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Serving Students with Radical Hospitality

Presenters: Dr. Kim Sepich & Dr. Robert Shackleford

Description: In this interactive session Dr. Bob Shackleford, President Emeritus of Randolph Community College will share what it means to serve students with radical hospitality, and Dr. Kim Sepich will facilitate conversation about how this approach can be implemented in the student experience at any college. 

Recorded Session: : If you want to get credit toward the OLÉ certificate, please fill out the short Attendance Verification Form first using the link below. Then click on the recording link to view the recorded session:

Step 1: Attendance Verification
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January 24, 2023  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Ethics: The Heart of Leadership

Presenters: Dr. Robert Shackleford

Description: Why is integrity the single most indisputably essential trait of a good leader? Why is it so challenging to maintain integrity in all that we do? What are some practical guidelines for making ethical decisions? Dr. Shackleford will present a fresh look at the role of integrity in great leadership.

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February 1, 2023  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Becoming a Champion of Change

Presenters: President Melissa Singler & President Dr. Murray Williams

Description: The higher Education community, along with the rest of the world, has been forced to embrace change. We may call it the “new” normal but really what we are saying is that our world is different now than it was before the pandemic, hurricane or whatever major life crisis has happened in the past 3-5 years. President Singler will seek to include the audience in discussions about these changes (both common and unique) and the strategies needed to align the institution and all stakeholders affected by change in a shared vision.

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February 15, 2023  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Imagining Without Boundaries: Challenging the Status Quo and Leading Forward

Presenters: Dr. Janet Spriggs

Description: The most dangerous phrase in the human language is arguably, “the way we have always done it.” While change for the sake of change is never a good strategy, twenty-first century leaders must develop teams capable of seeing possibilities that are not confined by boundaries of the past. In this session, you will be challenged to imagine without boundaries and challenge the status quo in order to lead high-performing teams to success in a global, ever-evolving world.

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February 23, 2023  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Using Data to Effect Institutional Change

Presenters: Dr. Erin LeGrand

Description: Data sensemaking builds a culture of inquiry by asking the right questions about student success and challenging assumptions based on anecdotes versus evidence. As community college leaders, it is important to not only understand student success data as it relates to enrollment, retention, completion, and placement, but to also socialize data at every level of the organization for collective reflection and strategic action. This session will provide ways to build data analytic capacity among faculty and staff with the intent to continuously improve services and programs for students that lead to stronger, measurable outcomes.

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March 8, 2023  |  3:00pm – 4:15pm

Topic: Quiet Quitting–How Should Leaders Respond

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Chapman

Description: "Quiet quitting" refers to doing the minimum requirements of one’s job and putting in no more time, effort, or enthusiasm than absolutely necessary.  Dr. Chapman will discuss how leaders respond to this attitude.

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April 13, 2023  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Generations Working Together

Presenters: Dr. Pamela Senegal

Description: Embracing Generational Differences—In every setting, we interact with a range of generations, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. Participants will gain insights about what makes each generation unique along with practical strategies we can use as leaders to leverage this diversity to create an engaging and dynamic workplace.

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April 19, 2023  |  2:00pm – 3:15pm

Topic: Performance Evaluation - Tips & Tools

Presenters: Dr. Pat Akers

Description: Do you, like most, dread performance reviews? Dr. Pat Akers will guide us through the performance review process from a holistic point of view.  Learn how to develop an employee performance plan for which the employee is accountable.

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Pre-Recorded Career Advancement Webinars. These session begin in January 2023 and you can choose to watch them anytime.

Remember to complete the Attendance Verification Form to get credit for your participation.  To earn credit, view at least one session.

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You may view the entire series by clicking on the "View Full Session" button below.

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If you choose to watch by topic, you can view the individual sessions below.

Session 1 Topic: Deciding to Apply

Presenters: Dr. John Enamait, Dr. Robert Shackleford, Dr. Murray Williams, & Dr. Kim Sepich

Description: Panelists Dr. Bob Shackleford President Emeritus of Randolph Community College and CEO of Shackleford Leadership Institute, Dr. Murray Williams President of Roanoke-Chowan Community College, and Dr. John Enamait President of Stanly Community College share their expertise and experiences on the application process.  Facilitated by Dr. Kim Sepich, panelists are asked about deciding to apply for a new position, the importance of a cover letter, and the interview.

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Session 2 Topic: Writing Your Cover Letter to Apply for a Job

Presenters: Dr. John Enamait, Dr. Robert Shackleford, Dr. Murray Williams, & Dr. Kim Sepich

Description: One of the most important aspects of applying for a job is the cover letter that addresses you ability to do the job.  This webinar will provide helpful hints on what to say and what not to say and how to write a smashing letter.

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Session 3 Topic: Interview Preparation

Presenters: Dr. John Enamait, Dr. Robert Shackleford, Dr. Murray Williams, & Dr. Kim Sepich

Description: Three presidents will give advice on preparing for an interview, performing in the interview, and following up after the interview.

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Thank you for your interest in the NCCCLP OLÉ book club. The dates for the virtual Book Club featuring Radical Candor by Kim Scott (purchase your copy), have been set for:

Thursday February 16th, 2023 @ 3:00PM–4:30PM EST
Thursday March 23rd, 2023 @ 
3:00PM–4:30PM EST
Thursday April 20th, 2023 @ 3:00PM–4:30PM EST

Register for the 2023 Book Club Now!

Please pre-register for these events and purchase the book at the link below.  Read PART I prior to the first meeting on February 16th, 2023.


What to Expect

Sessions will be facilitated discussions of book sections as listed below.  To get the most from our book club experience, it is important for you to read each part prior to each session and come prepared for conversation.


February 16:  Book Part I

March 23:  Book Part II

April 20:  Application of Radical Candor Principles (read the additional sections after Chapter 8).


Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Become a great boss through the straightforward, deeply human lessons of Radical Candor. These techniques maintain high employee satisfaction and drive stellar results that you’d never be able to accomplish otherwise. With the two guiding principles of radical candor—caring personally and challenging directly—you’ll build stronger relationships within your team and create a culture of sincere and helpful guidance, inspiring your team members to bring their best and most motivated selves to their work and their collaborations, every day.

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