Change Leadership: The Path to Collaboration. A Skills-based Program for Research Administrators

May 7 - May 8, 2018
Intercontinental New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Your Institution has re-engineered its Vision and Mission.

The new Vision is the catalyst for transformation and ambitious goal setting.  As a Leader you are now responsible for new initiatives and change implementation.

Change and transformation is difficult for any organization. But what about institutions that have been risk-averse and resistant to change. “That’s not the way we do it here” or “We’ve always done it this way” are formidable challenges for any experienced manager/leader.

The holy grail of change leadership: potential and possibilities. But you can’t run a department on potential and possibilities.

Change Leadership is like walking a tight rope over a lion’s cage. The safe net is learning to be a Leader / Manager Coach. Coaching skills are essential skills in every change leaders playbook.

“Managing-up” and “managing down”, tracking progress of your initiatives, balancing management- time with coaching -time in the presence of financial and operational challenges. For faster progress, research administrators and administrators need to re-think their assumptions about leading people through change and working effectively in a fluid environment of interdepartmental relationships and PI collaboration. In this program, you will work with psychologist Stan Sack, Ph.D. in leadership innovation to build YOUR core thinking and language skills for collaboration-leadership, coaching, reimagining “customer experience”  with procedural and expense compliance activities, and improved process flow.