The Chair Academy

Worldwide Leadership Development For College and University Leaders

Pre-Conference Skillbuilding Workshops

The Chair Academy offers each conference participant, an expanded Conference experience. For $150.00, or included in our Mile High Package, conference participants can attend a full day, pre-conference skillbuilding workshop. These day-long workshops can provide you with essential skills and knowledge, that participants can can bring back to their organizations.


THE TRICK TO BEING A CHAIR OR ORGANIZATIONAL LEADER

Presented by Bill Lamb, Kirkwood Community College

 

• understanding leadership versus management in organizations
• understanding yourself and how you work with others
• skills for building teams and working with diverse work styles
• time management and work best practices
• recognizing and managing conflict
• adapting to and guiding organizational change

EDUCATIONAL LEADERS AS NAVIGATORS:
FACING EXTERNAL, INTERNAL AND POSITIONAL PRESSURES

Presented by Clifton Taulbert, Freemount Corporation, author of Eight Habits of the Heart
 
BUILDING RESILIENCE WITH APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY:
A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY THROUGH HOPE, DESPAIR, AND FORGIVENESS

Presented by Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell, Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting
 
• Take away ideas to use with their own teams and institutions

LEADER WELLNESS: REACH NEW HEIGHTS THROUGH GREATER SELF-HEALTH
Presented by Candace Croft, Tabankhu, Soul-Ninja and Keith Smith, Purdue University
 
THE POWER OF HOPE
Presented by Scott Geddis, Inspired Engagement
 
  CULTURALLY COMPETENT LEADERSHIP
Presented by Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan, Pikes Peak Community College
 
  THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP: IT'S VERTICAL
Presented by David and Carole Schwinn, authors of the Transformative Workplace
 
David previously spent over 20 years in various engineering and leadership positions in the auto industry, and is now a Professor of Management at Lansing Community College. Carole’s background is in adult development and community college administration, and is
now a full-time writer and blogger. The Schwinn’s have 6 children and 6 grandchildren, and live on a lake in the woods in south-central Michigan.