The New American Colleges and Universities is committed to ensuring academics and administrators have the knowledge and skillset to successfully serve in leadership roles at their institutions.
NACU’s Emerging Leaders Institute is a multi-module, interactive learning series for faculty and staff at NACU campuses who are currently in or plan to move into leadership positions. A “leadership position” is defined, commonly, as leading others: e.g. managers, directors, assistant/associate vice presidents, department chairs, or assistant/associate vice provosts. However, a leadership position also includes leading committees, initiatives, special task force, et al. The learning will focus less on leadership theory and more so on leadership practice, including using models and frameworks that can be applied right away.
In addition to developing knowledge and skills in the valuable content areas outlined below, the institute will introduce participants to a network of colleagues at NACU campuses to lean on for strategic counsel now and in the future.
The program content is applicable and relevant for attendees from different functional areas (e.g. academics, student affairs, finance, enrollment, advancement).
Institute attendees will learn about and discuss critical leadership and management skills needed for success in career advancement, increase their understanding of higher education finance, and broaden their perspectives on administration at NACU campuses.
All modules will be virtual in the pilot year. The cost for all five modules of the Emerging Leaders Institute is $500. Modules cannot be unbundled. The registration deadline is January 7, 2022. Please register soon as capacity is limited.
SCHEDULE AND SPEAKERS
Modules 1-3: The Role of Leadership: Essential Mindsets and Skillsets
Facilitator: Center for Creative Leadership
Friday, January 28, 2022, 12 – 2 pm ET
Friday, February 4, 2022, 12 – 4 pm ET
Friday, February 11, 2022, 12 – 4 pm ET
Prior to the first module, you will be sent a link to complete the Influence Style Indicator (ISI) assessment. The ISI will help you develop leadership effectiveness and gain alignment and commitment from the people around you by Increasing awareness of your influencing style, understanding the situations the style works best in and when it may prove ineffective, and knowing how to build style flexibility to respond to a full range of situations. Prior to the first module, you will be sent a link to complete the Influence Style Indicator (ISI) assessment. This assessment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Module 4: Understanding Finances and Budgeting in Higher Ed
Facilitator: Jim Hundrieser, NACUBO
Friday, March 25, 2022, 12 – 1:15 pm ET
Module 5: Candid Conversations with NACU Leaders
Facilitators: Senior Leaders from NACU Campuses
Friday, June 3, 2022, 12 – 1:15 pm ET
A panel of current NACU leaders, including presidents, provosts, student affairs leaders, and chief financial officers, will discuss their career paths and share what they wished they’d known when they moved into administrative roles. Further, they will share perspectives on working effectively across functional areas in higher education. There will be ample time for the Q & A portion of the session.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
The cost for all five modules of the Emerging Leaders Institute is $500.
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022
Please register soon as capacity is limited.
Cancellation Policy: Cancel by January 7, 2022, to receive a refund. You may also transfer your registration to another person on your campus but must do so by January 7 to allow for enough time to complete the ISI assessment prior to the first module.