Strategy Three: Leadership Development

  • Objective

    The activities of the third strategy will help to realize the third and fourth objectives of the TRANSFORM grant. The strategy will increase the number of continuing education opportunities for female faculty in the areas of leadership, and will educate administrators on the issues affecting success of STEM female faculty.  These objectives are accomplished through the establishment of Leadership Trainings, a Leadership Forum, and a Regional Leadership Symposium.

    Champions

    • Karinna Vernaza, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor
    • Lori Lindley, Ph.D., Department of Psychology and Counseling, Associate Professor
    • Catherine Datte, C.E.T.L., Director

    Regional Leadership Symposium

    Topic

    Facilitator

    Date

    Transformational Leadership

    Carter Campbell, RN

    May 20, 2014

    Project Management

    Linda Domme

    Trainer, Fred Pryor Seminars and Career Track

    May 19, 2015

    Leadership Trainings and Leadership Forum

    Between Spring of 2012 through Spring of 2016, three leadership trainings (2.5 hours each) open to all faculty and staff, and one leadership forum for chairs and program directors (2.5 hours each) were offered per semester. As sustainability plans were implemented, the leadership series offerings continue with two offerings per semester.

    Fall 2017 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
    Building Effective Teams Meghan Waskiewicz - Manufacturer and Business Association
    Difficult Conversations Meghan Waskiewicz - Manufacturer and Business Association
    Spring 2017 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
    Reframing Organizations Sarah Ewing - Gannon University
    5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders Len Petrancosta - Sandler Training
    Leadership for the Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Administrators:  Managing and Planning your Budgets Katie Leonard, Val Bacik, VPAAs, and Academic Deans - Gannon University
    Fall 2016 Training and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
    Skills to Lead and Sustain Change Catherine Datte - Gannon University
    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Len Petrancosta - Sandler Training
    Leadership for the Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Administrators:  Discussion of Effective Strategies to Succeed at your Chair/PD Role Academic Deans and NSF ADVANCE Team - Gannon University
    Spring 2016 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
    Writing for Academic Researchers - Get Noticed and Get Funded Fritze Roberts - Independent Consultant
    Breaking the Bias Habit: A workshop to promote gender equity Karinna Vernaza, Lori Lindley, Catherine Datte, and Jay DiFrank - Gannon University
    Task Delegation: More effective leadership through utilization of the talents within your team Michael McCarthy - Gannon University
    Leadership for the Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Administrators: Understanding and Avoiding Legal Problems with Faculty  Bernie Agresti, Ed Betza, Jay DiFrank, and Academic Deans - Gannon University
    Fall 2015 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
    Building and Maintaining Team Accountability Meghan Waskiewicz - Mercyhurst University
    Project Management: A Practical Approach Bruce Kibler - Gannon University
    Communication - A Key to Getting Results! Heidi Parr Kerner - Independent Consultant
    Leadership for the Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Administrators:  Mentoring and Supporting Professional Development Meghan Waskiewicz - Mercyhurst University

    Spring 2015 Trainings and Forums

    Topic

    Instructor/Facilitator

    Leading from Strengths: An Overview of Strength-Based Leadership

    Connie Kercher - Gannon University

    Resolving Conflicts

    Ross Blake – Blake Associates

    Power Dynamics

    Jessica Hartnett - Gannon University

    Leadership for the Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Administrators:  Conducting Evaluations and Providing Feedback

    Ross Blake – Blake Associates

     

    Fall 2014 Trainings and Forums

    Topic

    Instructor/Facilitator

    Communicate with Impact

    Karinna Vernaza, Lori Lindley, Catherine Datte - Gannon University

    How to Get People to Buy Into Change

    Heidi Parr Kerner – Leader Certification from Cornell University

    Working in Teams: Building from your Strengths

    Catherine Datte - Gannon University

    Leadership for the Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Administrators:  Dealing with Difficult People

    Amanda Shaffer, Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Case Western Reserve University

     

    Spring 2014 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator

    Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving Strategies 

    Maryanne Thornton, CHBC
    Executive Director & Co-Owner
    In Progress, LLC

    Embracing Change & Overcoming Resistance 

    Maryanne Thornton, CHBC
    Executive Director & Co-Owner
    In Progress, LLC

    The Architecture of a Positive Work Environment 

    Maryanne Thornton, CHBC
    Executive Director & Co-Owner
    In Progress, LLC

    Leadership for the Department Chair, Program Directors, Search Committees, and Administrators:  Implicit Bias in Hiring 

    Amanda Shaffer, Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Case Western Reserve University

    Fall 2013 Trainings and Forums

    Topic

    Instructor/Facilitator

    Self-awareness and self-management: What’s Your PQ?

    Maryanne Thornton, CHBC
    Executive Director & Co-Owner, In Progress, LLC

    Social Awareness & Relationship Management: What’s Your Leadership Style?

    Maryanne Thornton, CHBC
    Executive Director & Co-Owner, In Progress, LLC

    Emotional Intelligence: What’s Your EQ

    Maryanne Thornton, CHBC
    Executive Director & Co-Owner, In Progress, LLC

    Department Chair Session: Budgeting, Planning for, and Getting the Resources Your Department Needs

    Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership Institute Webinar; Karinna Vernaza, Ph.D., and Kathie Draghi, Budget Director

     

    Spring 2013 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
     

    Present Like a Pro...and Get Results!  

    Heidi Parr Kerner, Leader Certification from
    Cornell University
    http://www.heidiparrkerner.com/index.htm 

     Goal Setting and 360 Feedback    Karinna Vernaza and Virginia Arp
     Work Life Balance: The Secret to having it all!

    Heidi Parr Kerner, Leader Certification from
    Cornell University
    http://www.heidiparrkerner.com/index.htm 

      Department Chair Session on Avoiding Legal Issues Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership
    Institute Webinar, Karinna Vernaza, University Legal Counsel, and Dean's Panel 
    Fall 2012 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
     Communications

    Anthony  Miceli, Assistant Professor
    Communication ArtsProgram

     Conflict Resolution Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership
    Institute Webinar; Karinna Vernaza and Virginia Arp
     Negotiations Karinna Vernaza and Virginia Arp
     Department Chair Session on Effective and Fair
    Faculty Evaluations
    Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership
    Institute Webinar; Karinna Vernaza and Dean’s Panel
    Spring 2012 Trainings and Forums
    Topic Instructor/Facilitator
     Leadership and Self Knowledge (DISC Instrument) Tom Benson, Vice President Employee Development,
    J.L. Nick Associates, Inc.
     Team Building Thomas Comstock, Adjunct Faculty Member, MBA
    Program
     Least Preferred Coworker Thomas Comstock, Adjunct Faculty Member, MBA
    Program
     Department Chair Session on Academia Gender
    Equality
    Videos; Karinna Vernaza and Virginia Arp

    Adaption Sources

    The strategy draws on the success of the following ADVANCE programs:

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