STRENGTHEN YOUR INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Goal Success is a global training and development firm specializing in individual and organizational leadership. For over 18 years, Goal Success has successfully helped corporations and non-profit organizations achieve their leadership potential through interactive and research based training programs. Our Education Practice leverages this experience to meet the needs of leaders in higher education. This practice is headed by current academic administrators, former deans, department chairs, and experienced consultants.
Leadership Development for Department Chairs™ offers Deans and Chief Academic Officers the opportunity to enhance the leadership competency of their institution. Make developing leadership skills among department chairs part of your larger strategic initiative to improve departmental and institutional performance.
Leadership Development for Department Chairs™ begins with assessments that offer a profile of each participant’s current leadership style and preferences. This profile provides the foundation for insights and discussions throughout the session. Leadership Development for Department Chairs™ covers key leadership competencies including:
- Influencing others in an academic setting
- Leveraging conflict to accomplish results
- Coaching others to achieve strategic goals
- Delivering feedback and listening skills
- Soliciting input in decision-making
- Managing cultural differences
- Leading in a complex institution
Topic areas covered include:
- Tenure Review and Promotion
- Budget Conflicts
- Sexual Harassment
- Academic Freedom
- Women Leading: Challenges and Opportunities
- Managing Adjuncts, Graduate Students, and Staff
- Balancing Departmental Interests with Institutional Priorities
We approach the curriculum through a variety of creative and interactive pedagogical methods:
- Group simulations
- Video-taped role-playing situations
- Peer coaching and mentoring opportunities
- Written assignments
- Facilitated conversations
- Case studies
- Personal development planning assignments
- Facilitator and peer feedback
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
- Program Orientation
- Networking Introductions
- Leadership Best Practices for Department Chairs
- Relationship Acumen®
- - A model for success in complex institutions
- Emotional Intelligence
- - Interpersonal awareness assessment results
- Feedback & Listening Skills
- Leveraging Conflict in an Academic Setting
- - Thomas-Killman Conflict Modes Assessment results
- Managing Institutional Conflict Practice
- - Indepth Practice Opportunities
- Soliciting Input in Decision Making
- Coaching Skills for Leaders in Academia
- Colleague Coaching Round I
- Leading In Complex Institutions
- - Research Findings
- Navigating Complex Institutions
- - Interactive Simulation
- Colleague Coaching Round II
- Exercising Influence in an Academic Setting
- - Influence Style Indicator results
- Exercising Influence in an Academic Setting Practice
- - Indepth Practice Opportunities
- Colleague Coaching Round III
- Colleague Coaching Round IV
- Creating Your Department Culture
- Peer Mentoring Skills
- Development Planning
Day One: Developing Leadership Foundations, Enhancing Interpersonal Awareness, & Managing Institutional Conflict
This session provides participants an overview of the foundational research, content, pedagogy, and learning opportunities of the Leadership Development for Department Chairs™ program.
Introductions provide participants the first opportunity to begin the inter-institutional networking which is an important benefit of the program.
Leadership Best Practices for Department Chairs
Using a “writing for learning” methodology and facilitated discussion, participants deepen their understanding of the challenges and requirements facing Department Chairs in today’s academic institutions.
Relationship Acumen: A Model for Success in Complex Institutions
The author of the Relationship Acumen® model shares the requirements for successful leadership in today’s complex academic institutions. Participants gain awareness around the critical requirements of interpersonal awareness, fostering communication, building trust, navigating culture, leveraging conflict, exercising influence, and building networks.
Emotional Intelligence: The Foundation of Leadership
Participants receive results from a research based assessment that provides them insight into their interpersonal awareness. Lecture, reflection, and interactive activities highlight the similarities and differences among individuals and the requirements of flexibility in a leadership role.
Enhancing Feedback & Listening Skills
The ability to offer constructive feedback is an important skill for Department Chairs. Many leaders are uncomfortable offering direct, constructive, and respectful feedback. Facilitators will share the TOP Feedback Model® which provides an effective strategy for delivering important feedback.
Leveraging Conflict in an Academic Setting
Participants receive their results on the Thomas-Killman Conflict Modes instrument. Reflection time provides participants the opportunity to explore the different conflict modes, their preferences, and opportunities for development.
Managing Institutional Conflict
In this highly interactive session, participants build skills in dealing with typical conflicts they face as Department Chairs. From budget cuts, to balancing departmental needs with institutional priorities, each participant has the opportunity to be DVD-recorded, practicing a conflict situation and receiving feedback from peers and a facilitator.
Day Two: Leading in Complex Institutions, Coaching Colleagues, & Influencing in an Academic Setting
Soliciting Input in Decision Making
The ability to solicit input when making decisions is an important leadership skill. This session helps Department Chairs understand how and when to best solicit input from others when making decisions.
Coaching Skills for Leaders in Academia
In this session participants are introduced to a coaching model and set of skills they can apply to coaching peers, administrators, direct reports, and other institutional colleagues.
This is the first of four rounds of Colleague Coaching. In each round, participants work together in coaching groups to resolve real leadership challenges they identified as part of their program pre-work.
Leading In Complex Institutions: Research Findings
In this session, facilitators present research on the common challenges faced by leaders in complex organizations.
Navigating Complex Institutions Simulation
This experiential simulation helps Department Chairs better understand and navigate the challenges they face while leading in today’s complex academic institutions. The simulation brings to life the research shared in the previous session.
Exercising Influence in an Academic Setting
Participants receive their results on the Influence Style Indicator®. Time for reflection is provided for participants to explore the different influence styles, their preferences, and opportunities for development.
Exercising Influence in an Academic Setting Practice
In this highly interactive session, participants build skills in leveraging the influencing opportunities they experience as Department Chairs. From tenure review, to promotions, and managing adjunct faculty, each participant has the opportunity to be DVD-recorded practicing an influence situation and receiving feedback from peers and a facilitator.
Day Three: Developing a strong Department Culture, Utilizing Peer Mentoring & Development Planning
Creating Your Department Culture
Department Chairs bear responsibility for helping to shape the culture of their departments. This session explores the opportunities and challenges to creating strong department cultures, which foster cooperation and consensus.
Peer Mentoring Skills
Peer mentoring is a powerful tool that is currently underutilized in academic institutions. This session outlines the benefits of peer mentoring and offers practical resources for Department Chairs to implement peer mentoring programs at their institutions.
The final session of Leadership Development for Department Chairs™ is used to help participants create a development plan to implement their learning from the program. As part of this process, they put to use the mentoring skills discussed in the previous session by committing to peer mentoring after the end of the formal program.
David C. Paris
Executive Director, New Leadership Alliance
David C. Paris is the Executive Director of the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. The mission of the Alliance is to create shared norms for assessing student learning and to establish improved practices for assessment and accountability that are widely implemented throughout American higher education. The Alliance is developing a coalition and network that will systematically guide the assessment discussion and agenda, develop broadly accepted mechanisms for recognizing and encouraging effective assessment programs, and create networks between and among the varied higher education constituencies leading to shared understandings of assessment and accountability in American higher education. For the past several years Paris has been a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and a Senior Advisor at the Council of Independent Colleges. He is also a Professor of Government, specializing in education policy, political thought, and democratic theory and the author of a number of books and articles.
Managing Partner, Goal Success, Inc
David Jacobson is the founder of Goal Success, Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in the design and delivery of innovative leadership development solutions and executive coaching programs, for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. These programs utilize 360 feedback, executive coaching, simulations, case studies, peer coaching, and numerous other learning methodologies. David is the author of Inspiration to Perspiration: The Four Essential Steps to Achieving Your Goals. The strategy combines GAIN Planning™, a proven process for achieving goals, with lessons from the world’s premier endurance sports training and fundraising programs. David spent several years as a consulting partner at the Ken Blanchard Companies, and he remains a member of the adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership.
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LEADERSHIP COACHING FOR DEANS
Goal Success also offers Leadership Coaching for new or recently appointed Academic Officers at all levels. For more information, please visit our website, www.goalsuccess.com, or contact us at 858.922.2000 or email us at email@example.com.