Brain-based Coaching Strategies for Academic Leaders

Session Time and Location

Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 10:45am
Room: Room:
Maplewood B
Session Track
Session Format


Department chairs often enter their positions with reluctance and little training. The interpersonal aspects of the job, e.g. annual reviews, performance evaluations, or other difficult conversations with faculty, can be especially challenging to the inexperienced chair. In this workshop, you will learn several powerful brain-based coaching skills to increase your skills and confidence for leadership that matters: transformational conversations that build institutional collegiality, civility, and engagement. During the workshop, you will practice skills in dyads and then shape a facilitator/volunteer demonstration of these skills. Participants will receive the curriculum of a one-year “Leaders as Coaches” program.  


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