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

    Regional Leadership Symposium

    The first Regional Leadership Symposium will take place on May 20, 2014.

    Leadership Trainings and Leadership Forum

    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) have been offered per semester.

    SPRING 2014 

    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

     

    SPRING 2013

    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

    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

    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: