Cultivating Excellence as We Lead from the Middle

Session Time and Location

Tue, 5 Jun 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm
Room: Room:
Oakwood A
Session Track
Session Format
As educational developers, we often need to demonstrate leadership regardless of our specific roles. From leading institutional change initiatives to facilitating faculty retreats, we are called on to lead. However, we often do not hold positions of formal power within our institutions. How can we lead effectively from the middle? Workshop participants will address this question as they identify their individual leadership potential and analyze their organizational culture to understand how to lead within that culture. They will also learn key leadership strategies to hone as educational developers and consider next steps towards developing their own excellence as leaders.
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