Upcoming Events

60 Minute Skills: Difficult Conversations

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 4:00pm–5:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Difficult conversations are at the heart of many, if not most, chronic problems. Therefore, it is very important not to avoid these conversations, or to respond in an ineffective manner. I will provide a brief introduction to the components that make up a difficult or “crucial” conversation and the key skills for effectively conducting these conversations with others.

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Developing Your Leadership Brand

Date: October 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

What is a personal leadership brand and why is it important? Learn how to take your identified leadership strengths and gaps to the next level by developing your leadership brand. Determine what you want to be known for, and develop the self-awareness to translate from intention to strategy. Understand the impact your leadership brand has on your job. Through classroom instruction, group discussion and individual reflection, learn how to create the leadership impact you desire.

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Leadership Practices Group Learning Program, Fall Session

Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 1:00pm–5:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Program Description: Leadership Practices incorporates experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding and skill. This program explores skills important to leading from the middle, including ways to inspire and influence others to higher performance or to support your efforts; how to lead complicated decision-making; and how to lead change in higher education. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Audience: This intermediate level program is intended for experienced managers who have basic knowledge of the topic.

Program Content:

Day 1: Program Introduction and Self-Discovery Day 2: Discover Your Authentic Leader Day 3: Inspire and Motivate Others Day 4: Empower and Influence Others Day 5: Lead Complicated Decisions and Begin Your Development Plan Day 6: Present Your Leadership Capstone

Date and Time: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Program Deadline and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.

Program Contact: Theran Fisher, 434.924.4285 or tef4d@virginia.edu

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 9:00am–11:00am
Location:

Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Provides participants with a starting point for exploring the knowledge and skills needed to learn more about the topic Description: Our diverse workplaces include people from several generations, each of which has a rich past and a unique set of perspectives. We’ll look at various historical markers for each generation and discuss how those experiences often lead to differences in the workplace. We’ll also explore ways that each of us can help bridge the generation gap to build stronger relationships at work.

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Leadership Essentials: Group Learning Program, Fall Session Two

Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 8:30am–4:30pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, except for final class of each session

Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Audience: This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary

Program Content:

Day 1: Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner Day 2: Creating a Climate of Trust, Communicating Effectively, and Hiring the Best Day 3: DiSC Assessment for Managers, Performance Management Day 4: Human Resources Policy and Compliance, Delegating, and Managing Conflict Day 5: Crucial Conversations® Day 6: Developing and Engaging Employees, Action Planning, and Business Responsibilities Meet & Greet Day 7: Graduation

Pre-work is assigned before most class days.

Date and time: Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Thursday, December 14, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Program Contact: Larisa Hinton, 434.924.1012 or lek8p@virginia.edu

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Making the Leap from Peer to Manager

Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am–11:00am
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Transitioning from a peer to a manager can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. This class helps you identify actions you can take to position yourself for success as a manager. You’ll also learn tips on how to interact with your former peers after you step into a manager role.

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Shared Leadership: A Blended Learning Class

Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 2:30pm–5:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Shared leadership is not based on power that comes from title, position, or organizational authority. Shared leadership views each individual as able to contribute in significant ways to the mission of the institution.

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