Navigating the current collegiate environment can be very challenging for seasoned professionals, and it can be especially daunting for those just entering higher education. New staff members often feel torn between doing what they think is best and what their supervisors feel is the appropriate course of action.
This informative session will provide recommendations on how to develop and maintain your integrity and effectiveness as a professional. The importance of managing your reputation, keeping your priorities straight, and remaining loyal to both those you serve as well as those to whom you are accountable will be emphasized. Getting things done while remaining true to yourself is a balancing act; tips for walking that fine line between a creative, innovative professional and a team player will be provided. Specific examples and suggestions for accomplishing these goals will be presented in an entertaining manner, but the relevance of these insights to your career goals and professional relationships will be clear. Authenticity and how you communicate with others will be emphasized.
- Acquire a more realistic understanding of the modern collegiate environment
- Refine their understating of the political nature of higher education administration
- Identify their strengths and areas for potential improvement as a professional
- Examine the importance of protecting their reputation in the face of multiple and often conflicting expectations
- Discover how to maintain their integrity and influence when adverse situations evolve
- Explore ways of more effectively managing key professional relationships
- Investigate ways counterproductive practices and habits can negatively influence career development
- Analyze their personal/professional priorities in terms of their overall career goals
- Demonstrate how authenticity is the cornerstone of effective administration
- 2 & 4-year institutions
- Faculty and staff looking to develop or enhance their credibility as a professional