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

10:45am – 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 – Mastering Email Communication

  • Theomary Karamanis, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University

2:45pm – 3:00 pm – Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Mastering Email Communication, continued

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Presenting Up / Preparing for Board Presentations

  • Andrew Quagliata, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
  • Laura Syer, Program Director

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

8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – Session TBD

10:30am – 10:45am – Break

10:45 – 12:00pm – What Do the Lawyers Hope You’ll Do

  • Wendy Tarlow, Senior Associate General Counsel, Cornell University

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:45pm – Negotiations

  • Stephen Sauer, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University

2:45 – 3:00pm – Break

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Negotiations, continued

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 – The Beginners Guide to Insurance & Risk in Higher Education

  • Nakeschi Watkins, Director, Risk Management and Insurance
  • Insurance and Risk Management are integral to protecting our colleges and universities as they seek the achievement of strategic goals. Sooner or later, for every business officer, the dreaded topic of insurance will arise, with its confusing terminology and complex questions. This course will provide attendees with a foundational understanding of the various risk exposures associated with higher education and how insurance and other risk management techniques provide protection and security against these exposures. Attendees will be encouraged to share real-world experiences, both personally and professionally, involving insurance and risk.

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm – 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.

2:30pm – 2:45pm – Break

2:45 – 5:00pm – Session TBD

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Evening Networking/Roundtable Dinner

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – Conflict Resolution

  • Katrina Nobles, Director of Conflict Programs, Cornell University

10:30am – 10:45am – Break

10:45am – 11:45am – Future of Higher Ed: Panel Discussion

  • Various Cornell University College Officers

11:45am – 12:00pm Certificate Presentations and Closing

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