8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am – Program Kickoff

  • Laura Syer, Program Director

9:00am – 10:30am – Defining Leadership Styles

  • Laura Georgianna, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University

10:30am – Quick Break

10:30am – 12:00pm – Emotional Intelligence Essentials for Higher Education Leaders

  • Andrew Quagliata, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
  • This engaging workshop will provide participants with an understanding of emotional intelligence and its five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Through self-reflection exercises and interactive activities, participants will develop practical strategies to enhance their emotional intelligence. Facilitated discussions will offer a platform for knowledge-sharing and networking among the participants, making it a valuable opportunity for personal and professional growth in the context of higher education leadership.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 2:45pm – Negotiations

  • Stephen Sauer, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University

2:45pm – 3:00 pm – Break

2:45pm – 5:00pm – Negotiations, continued

5:30pm – 7:00pm Reception – Terrace Lounge, The Statler Hotel

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – It Depends On the Lens: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Staff Search Process

  • Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble
  • The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble and the Cornell University Recruitment and Employment Center have developed this interactive scenario focused on unconscious bias in the staff search process. In this workshop for hiring managers, supervisors, and search committee members, participants view a scenario of a search committee meeting during which five staff members articulate their opinions about candidates for the shortlist. Following the scenario, participants have an opportunity to ask characters questions about the meeting. The CITE facilitator conducts a guided discussion of the participants’ responses to the scenario and the characters. The discussion is followed by a talk on unconscious bias, which describes studies used to develop the interactions depicted in the scenario. The session concludes with a discussion of legal considerations and best practices for combating unconscious bias in searches.

10:30am – 10:45am – Break

10:45 – 12:00pm It Depends On the Lens: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Staff Search Process, continued

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm – Developing an Organizational Culture

  • Michelle Duguid, Associate Professor, Cornell University

2:30 – 2:45 pm – Break

2:45pm – 4:00pm – What Do the Lawyers Hope You’ll Do

  • Wendy Tarlow, Senior Associate General Counsel, Cornell University

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Leading Change from the Level of the Heart

  • Kathy Burkgren, AVP of Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Cornell University
  • Leading change is not for the faint of heart. Successful change initiatives start with you and your way of being with others. In this session you will learn how your approach to change impacts the change initiative and things you can do to have a positive and calm impact. The approaches you will learn are critical to navigating change in your organization. For this session, please consider a change you are leading. You will develop a plan to lead that change incorporating the things you learn.

Evening on your own – option to walk to Morrison Dining Hall for dinner

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – Giving Feedback: Unlocking Growth and Building Stronger Relationships

  • Andrew Quagliata, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
  • This interactive workshop will delve into the importance of giving employee feedback. Participants will explore different types of feedback and gain practical strategies for delivering kind and clear feedback. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a greater understanding of effective feedback techniques, equipped to build stronger relationships and achieve better outcomes in their higher education leadership roles.

10:30am – 10:45am – Break

10:45am – 12:00pm – Email Communications

  • Theomary Karamanis, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Ethical Decision Making in Administrative Management

  • Dana Radcliffe, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
  • As college and university administrators strive to advance their institutions’ goals, they often face competing demands from different groups and individuals among the schools’ constituencies.  Such conflicts can create ethical challenges for which it is difficult to reach decisions that equitably address those demands while aligning with the organizations’ interests and values.  This discussion-oriented session will introduce a question-based framework designed to help decision makers confronting ethical choices to make morally sound, defensible decisions.  Guided by the framework’s questions, session participants—in small-group and plenary discussions—will analyze several controversial issues connected with free speech on campus, seeking action proposals that are feasible and morally justifiable.  This session aims to enhance administrators’ ability to reason clearly and cogently about the ethical quandaries that inevitably arise in their work, doing so in part by inviting participants to share and learn from each other’s insights and experience.

3:00pm – 3:15pm – Break

3:15pm – 4:15pm – Leading in Remote and Hybrid Environments

  • Brad Bell, Professor, Cornell University
  • Remote and hybrid work models represent a significant shift in how work gets done. It is exciting to see the growth of these different designs and the benefits that increased flexibility can deliver to both workers and their organizations. At the same time, despite their many benefits, remote and hybrid work models present some unique challenges that need to be overcome in order to achieve success. In this session, you will learn strategies for leading in remote and hybrid environments. Equipped with these strategies, you will be better positioned to successfully implement, manage, and sustain remote and hybrid work in your organization.

4:15pm – 5:00pm – Organization Structure and Remote Work

  • Laura Syer, Program Director

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Evening Networking/Roundtable Dinner, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am – Building Teams

  • Elizabeth McClean, Associate Professor, Cornell University

10:00am – 10:15am – Break

10:15am – 11:15am – Future of Higher Ed: Panel Discussion

  • Various Cornell University College Officers

11:15am – 12:00pm Certificate Presentations and Closing

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