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Engaging Students With Rocks, Water, Blenders and Suitcases!
What else?

LOCATION - Georgia 2

Presented by: Dr. Rebecca Gubitti, Professor of Mathematics / Student Success, Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, FL

What do rocks, sand, two bottles of water, two blenders, fish in ponds and the corners of a room have in common with best practices in undergraduate education? This highly-interactive session will give you the answers--and more. You will leave with a handful of high-energy and practical strategies to use immediately in your classes. The presenter will demonstrate how to make your classroom a laboratory for innovation and engagement. Simple visuals to make points clear!

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• STUDENT SUCCESS
• TEACHING
• ENGAGEMENT

How to Develop a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Framework

LOCATION - Georgia 3

Presented by: Betty Mutwiri, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon, SK

The workshop will review the process of developing the Diversity and Inclusion 2018-2022 Strategy Map at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. It will highlight the change management approach that was used to create a strategic plan using stakeholder input and the Global Benchmarks for Diversity and Inclusion. The systematic plan for implementation includes five key identified goals and provides for the intersectionality of mental health and wellness. This is a key step in creating the conditions for success for internationalization and indigenization in our institution.

SESSION THEMES:
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• SOCIAL MEDIA
• WELL-BEING
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• LEARNING
• ENGAGEMENT

Marketing and Growing your Program:
An Unexpected Role for Department Chairs

LOCATION - Georgia 4

Presented by: Ronald H. Henderson, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Smaller departments, or others with a downward census trend, may receive increased scrutiny from university administrators. This session focuses on ways that department chairs can increase their number of majors. While increased retention and student success are expected of all departments, these goals take on an added dimension when the health of the department is in question. Participants of this session will hear about practical ways to work toward growth that can be implemented by any sized department, and begin constructing a plan for implementation.

SESSION THEMES:
• STUDENT SUCCESS
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• COMMUNICATION
• LEADERSHIP
• STRENGTHS

Who are the Generation Z Students in Your Classroom?

LOCATION - Georgia 5

Presented by: Claudia Bonilla, Chairperson, Miami Dade College, Davie, FL

The students who were born after 1995 are known as the Generation-Z or Ebay Babies. They are the prevailing generation of students entering college. They have been wrongly identified as Millennials and criticized for being entitled or over-confident. However, while this generation share some similarities with the previous generations, they are very different from their predecessors in terms of engagement and technology in the classroom. As technology advances, and as the generation gap between faculty and student increases, an understanding of this generational cohort and their values can he

SESSION THEMES:
• STUDENT SUCCESS
• TEACHING
• COMMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• LEARNING

The Highlander Leadership Academy:
Breaking Down Silos, Building Up Leaders

LOCATION - Georgia 6

Presented by: C. Jeffery Knighton, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA, Wendy Byrd, Director of Human, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA

Many high performers find themselves thrust into leadership positions without formal training. There has to be a better approach than this “sink or swim” norm. In 2018 Gordon State College initiated the Highlander Leader Academy as a way to prepare future leaders by breaking down silos to create linkages in a core group of faculty and staff who exemplify the Highlander Ethos. Only by developing an understanding of the unique cultures of different institutional divisions, situated within the wider college mission, can we emerge as a powerful leadership team.

SESSION THEMES:
• DEVELOPMENT
• MENTORING
• COACHING
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP

Faculty and Student Engagement:
Collaboration Fostering Community and Societal Awareness

LOCATION - Georgia 8

Presented by: Stephanie D. Ball, B.A., LL.B., Executive Dean, Durham College, Oshawa, ON

Competition for quality post-secondary education requires institutions to provide enhanced student experiential opportunities. Student experiences are enhanced when faculty participate with students to meet community needs. Supporting faculty and student involvement by identifying initiatives, recognizing participation and creating an enjoyable working environment has led to stronger faculty and student engagement. Participants in this session will Identify opportunities for faculty/student participation; Discover ways of engaging community organizations in collaborative projects

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• RELATIONSHIPS
• ENGAGEMENT

Creating Culturally Relevant Institutions:
Teaching and Leading in a Global World

LOCATION - Georgia 9

Presented by: Roxanne DeLille, Dean of Indigenous and Academic Affairs, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN, Anna Fellegy PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN

Is it possible to be culturally reflective of the people we serve in a global world? For instance, how do we teach and lead in institutions that serve a large population of American Indian people? These are questions that guide this session as presenters provide a case study as an exemplar for understanding Cultural Humility and the development of institutional values that are reflective of the communities being served.

SESSION THEMES:
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• STUDENT SUCCESS
• LEADERSHIP

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LOCATION - Georgia 10

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5 Factors that Predict Success of New and International Students

LOCATION - Georgia 2

Presented by: Constance Ridley-Smith, Ph.D., Coordinator, Training and development, Bermuda College, Hamilton, Bermuda, Wendy Edmonds, Ph. D., Professor in the Master's Degree Program in Human Resource Development, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland, Davitta Ealy, M.S., Adjunct Professor in the Master's Degree Program in Human Resource Development, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland

SYM-Q NAVIGATOR, an online, video-based course hosted on MOODLE platform. Students teach other students, helping new students and international students to navigate transitional issues. NAVIGATOR increases student satisfaction and persistence. Students hear how other students experienced being a newcomer. Video vignettes allow our students to teach your students. Learners gain a practical understanding of how to succeed in a new institution. Supported by a survey on Survey Monkey; data allows trained counselors to pinpoint areas of difficulty and intervene before students become disengaged.

SESSION THEMES:
• STUDENT SUCCESS
• CLIMATE
• COACHING
• CULTURE
• GLOBALIZATION
• ENGAGEMENT

Team Engagement:
Introducing the "Placemat" Tool for Getting to Know Your Team

LOCATION - Georgia 3

Presented by: David D. Gatewood, Dean, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Leaders looking for an enjoyable, engaging, (free!,) and interactive team development tool to help deepen understanding and appreciation for those they lead will each receive a "Career Placemat" to help guide exploration of critical factors influencing academic career journeys. Participants will each leave the session with a "Career Placemat" of their own colorful, informative, unique career journey; A deeper understanding of the people and experiences that shape our career choices; Unlimited access to the "Career Placemat" template to share with your colleagues and teams "back home"!

SESSION THEMES:
• MENTORING
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE
• STRENGTHS
• ENGAGEMENT

Breaking Down the Mystery of Institutional Fit:
The Executive Search

LOCATION - Georgia 4

Presented by: Kirk A. Nooks, President, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA

Every institution is complex. Every executive position is unique. Every community is different. The combination of these variables and more fully explain the mystery of "Institutional Fit (IF)." This concept of "IF" explains why some leaders have successful tenures while others have difficult tenures. Attend this session if you are curious about the factors included in this timeless conversation.

SESSION THEMES:
• LEADERSHIP
• COMMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE

Let's Finally DO Something:
Reforming Higher Education One Decision at a Time.

LOCATION - Georgia 5

Presented by: William Austin, President, Warren County Community College, Washington, NJ, Phil Linfante, Board Chair, Warren County Community College, Washington, NJ

After abolishing remediation in nationally recognized reform, reforming curriculum for 60-credit degrees, changing the model of instruction, providing high school students free credits toward degrees, achieving graduation rates approaching 50%, enjoying a 'perfect' accreditation visit, and signing an agreement providing students with all textbooks and materials for under $150 a year; leaders ask, "what next?" How about shifting the model of degree development and delivery from tradition to service? A dynamic sharing of a journey through tradition review and a slaughtering of "sacred cows".

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• LEARNING

"Deep Thoughts" on Leadership With JLo and Fraz

LOCATION - Georgia 6

Presented by: Jennifer Methvin, Chancellor, Arkansas State University – Beebe, Beebe, AR, Deborah Frazier, Chancllor, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Batesville, AR

This session will review seven (7) elements of leadership that provided a pathway to and through the glass ceiling for two faculty member moms turned community college CEOs. Through authentic narratives laced with a bit of humor, the presenters will lead attendees through an examination of important leadership challenges each participant should recognize. Aspiring and seasoned leaders alike will be challenged to reflect deeply about the leadership lessons embedded in their own experiences.

SESSION THEMES:
• DEVELOPMENT
• MENTORING
• COMMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• LEADERSHIP

The Power of Strengths in Organisational Development

LOCATION - Georgia 8

Presented by: Grant Dreher, Vice President, Vocational Education, Victoria University Polytechnic, Melbourne, victoria, Australia, Gerard Glennon, Industry Commercial Engagement Leader, Victoria University Polytechnic, Melbourne, victoria, Australia

Victoria University Polytechnic has implemented Strengths development for its employees to help recognise the unique talents that individuals bring to their teams and organisation. Strengths is also included in course delivery for selected cohorts of Victoria University Polytechnic students from a variety of industry sectors and backgrounds, including healthcare, retail, and construction. Strengths is being embraced as a powerful celebration of diversity, while contributing to a positive workplace culture reflected in employee engagement and meaningful personal transformation.

SESSION THEMES:
• MENTORING
• COACHING
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• STRENGTHS

Managing Complex Change for Success

LOCATION - Georgia 9

Presented by: Lynda Wallace-Hulecki, Ed.D., Consultant, JL Research and Systems Design Ltd., Victoria, BC

You have developed a strategy and plan that involves complex change. You are aware from the literature (and possibly prior experience) that most transformational change efforts do not realize optimal results. What are the conditions for success?

Session participants will: (a) discover a practical change management model encompassing the process and human dimensions of change, (b) explore the importance of ten core elements underlying the change model that create the conditions for success, and (c) share effective practices in managing complex change.

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• ENGAGEMENT

Canada's Journey in Shame:
Validating Indigenous Truth When Seeking Pathways to Reconciliation

LOCATION - Georgia 10

Presented by: Dr. Trent Keough, President and CEO, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB

Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission offered 94 'Calls to Action' relative to the acts of attempted and accomplished cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. The Recommendations pose significant challenges for settler Canadians, new Canadians, and Canadians who have never knowingly met or will ever meet an Indigenous person. This session with introduce participants to Canada's sordid history of Indigenous persecution while utilizing Restorative Justice Discourse as a structured and effective means to accomplishing reconciliation.

SESSION THEMES:
• LEARNING
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• CULTURE

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Using Data to Frame Priorities:
How Madison-College Developed a Data-Informed Academic Plan

LOCATION - Georgia 2

Presented by: Shawna Carter, Associate Vice President, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI, Meghan Conlin, Analyst, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

Madison College used an innovative, data-informed process to determine priorities for its most recent strategic academic plan. This presentation will outline the yearlong research process the College developed to assess the outcome of the previous strategic academic plan, better understand the impact of demographic changes and evaluate opportunities in the academic portfolio. Special attention will be paid to how we used data gathered through the research process to frame productive discussions about strategic priorities with deans, faculty members and other college stakeholders.

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• DATA/ANALYTICS
• CULTURE

Rebooting Your Cultural Competence:
What's New is Old Again

LOCATION - Georgia 3

Presented by: Vengerflutta C. Smith, Director of Student Life and Student Conduct Administrator, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

Picked up your Starbucks, read your blogs and checked your email. What’s this “alternative truth”, “gender-free pronouns”, “refugee vs. immigrant”, “not-black human”. Do you find it overwhelming? During the time it takes to start your day, thanks to technology in just a few minutes or seconds, what’s new is old and what’s old is new again! No labels, new labels, identities, language, and constructs? Feeling culturally sensitive and challenged? This workshop we will explore and discuss strategies, do’s and don’ts for keeping culturally competent and staying sensitive as our world turns.

SESSION THEMES:
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• COMMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE
• LEARNING

Intercultural Communication:
Boots on the Ground - A Practical Diversity Workshop

LOCATION - Georgia 4

Presented by: Caryn Maureen Voskuil, Associate Dean – Instruction, Richland College, Dallas, TX

Our schools aspire to be microcosms of civil societies. Yet working in multi-cultural groups can be challenging. We need practical guidance to bring respect for diversity into our daily tasks.

A unique tool for promoting cultural awareness and giving team members a “foot Up” in managing diversity is Hofstede’s 6-D Model. The online, interactive tool created by the Hofstede Institute is essentially a cultural “translator” that helps us manage tricky intercultural situations.

This session consists of an introduction to this unique “translator”, followed by an inspiring workshop.

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• COMMUNICATION
• CULTURE
• GLOBALIZATION

An OER Playbook: Launching OER Courses and a Z-Degree

LOCATION - Georgia 5

Presented by: Samantha Streamer Veneruso, of General Studies/ Professor of English, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Dr. Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Professor of Biology, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

In this interactive session, participants will explore the implementation of OER at the course, and program levels using the presenters’ experience implementing the General Studies Z-degree (OER) at Montgomery College. This conversation: 1) will provoke the curiosity of the optimist and the skeptic equally; 2) will introduce the world of OER and open learning, resources, strategies and challenges related to implementation of OER, and 3) will include data and concrete experiences with OER and student success. Participants will assess their readiness and identify an OER dream team.

SESSION THEMES:
• TEACHING
• LEARNING
• COMMUNICATION
• DATA/ANALYTICS
• INNOVATION

Respectful and Supportive Collegial Relationships in Higher Education:
An Appreciative Inquiry PART 1 of 2

LOCATION - Georgia 6

Presented by: Scott Geddis, Faculty, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

This is part 1 of a 2-part session to be concluded in Track 4

Recent articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education and inside higher-ed support the premise that there are heightened concerns about un-collegial behaviors and incivility in instructional settings and society as a whole.

In this workshop you will participate in a full “Appreciative Inquiry” designed to explore respectful and supportive collegial relationships in Higher Education.

At the conclusion of this session you will have experienced a full Appreciative Inquiry, and created a set of Collegiality Guidelines for Higher Education

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• CLIMATE
• COMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE

The Science of Yoga and Leadership:
The Practice and the Parallel

LOCATION - Georgia 8

Presented by: Bernadette Montoya, Facilitator, Chair Academy, Las Cruces, NM

Explore the integration of a yogic mindset into our complex role as leaders. This is not a yoga class, but rather an opportunity to discover solutions that support well-being, productivity, and a holistic approach to leadership.

SESSION THEMES:
• WELL-BEING
• RELATIONSHIPS
• LEADERSHIP

An Exploration of Character as Leaders Across Generations

LOCATION - Georgia 9

Presented by: Linda Meccouri, Strategic Partner, Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change, Haverhill, MA, Corey Campbell, Dean of Students, Keiser University, Keiser University

Employing concepts and best practices from Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry, a multi-disciplinary and inter-generational team will create an environment for exploration of character strengths in our work as leaders. Enabling he/she to become a more effective leader through the understanding of character strengths. Achieving a understanding of the impact of varying generations in the workplace, Learning how to apply character strengths in both his/her personal and professional life. Self-reflection upon his/her strengths.

SESSION THEMES:
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• STRENGTHS

Cultivating a Creative Mindset to Enhance Your Leadership Skills

LOCATION - Georgia 10

Presented by: Michael Poellinger, Associate Dean, Integrated Technologies, Western Technical College, La Crosse, WI

Leadership is a difficult responsibility, especially across college campuses. Exponential changes in technology make it impossible to stay current. Sweeping turnover in administration generates pressure for innovative results. Complicated systems and processes hinder effective progress. A lack of clarity creates confusion across the organization. Fortunately, there is an approach you can adapt to flourish within these challenges, A Creative Mindset. In this session learn techniques to access your own creativity and various methods to apply this mindset to your leadership practice.

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• DEVELOPMENT
• COMMUNICATION
• LEADERSHIP
• ENGAGEMENT

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Collaborative Leadership for Improved Student Success

LOCATION - Georgia 2

Presented by: Margo Keys, Vice President of Student Services, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI, Julie Furst-Bowe, Vice President of Instruction, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

With the goal of increasing student completion rates, Chippewa Valley Technical College engaged faculty and staff in college-wide and program-specific improvement initiatives. In this presentation, three college-wide initiatives will be shared along with program-specific initiatives developed by faculty, following analysis of student success data. Three years into the effort, results have shown improvement in all aspects of the initiative. This session will also provide opportunity for participants to identify factors that affect student retention and completion at their own institutions.

SESSION THEMES:
• STUDENT SUCCESS
• DATA ANALYTICS
• LEADERSHIP

Leadership Initiatives and Strategies for English Language Educators in Post-Secondary Education

LOCATION - Georgia 3

Presented by: Jesse Black-Allen, Program Manager Academic, Seneca College, Toronto, ON, Amanda Nowensky, Seneca College, Toronto, ON, Jean Nielsen, Seneca College, Toronto, ON, Danielle Mercier, Seneca College, Toronto, ON

This presentation explores a dynamic source of leadership and excellence in higher education: English language educators. English language educators provide essential preparation for students, and they typically hold advanced degrees and certifications in teaching, learning, and curriculum. Their role, however, is often seen as peripheral. How can language educators take on central initiatives? How can institutions support them? Based on in-depth interviews with leaders at 10 post-secondary institutions in Canada, the presenters will share specific initiatives led by language educators.

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• SOCIAL MEDIA
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP

Are you Really Collaborating?
Creative Problem Solving Tools and Techniques to Engage Your Team

LOCATION - Georgia 4

Presented by: Dr. Karen Reilly, Campus Dean, Learning Support, Valencia College, Orlando, FL

"Collaboration" can be a little hard to define. It is more easily understood when we are in the midst of (or lack of) its presence. Yet we know that true collaboration assures that all voices are heard and that those closest to the work are making insightful decisions for the future. This session will explore several creative problem solving techniques that you can use to engage your teams in true collaboration. This will be an active session where participants will be asked to collaboratively, innovatively, and light heartedly develop an action plan to resolve issues.

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• CULTURE
• ENGAGEMENT
• CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

Let's Go To The Movies and Learn About Teaching

LOCATION - Georgia 5

Presented by: Dr. Rebecca Gubitti, Professor of Mathematics/Student Success, Florida SouthWestern College, Fort Myers, FL

Major motion pictures can entertain us, frighten us, make us laugh and even cry, but they can also offer a glimpse into the realities and false impressions of teaching. Join us as we sit back, relax, and enjoy the show offered by some great movie star teachers as we examine best practices, teaching styles, stereotypes, critical reflection, hurdles and triumphs in the classroom through some of the biggest blockbuster hits.

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• TEACHING
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSON
• ENGAGEMENT

Respectful and Supportive Collegial Relationships in Higher Education:
An Appreciative Inquiry PART 2 OF 2

LOCATION - Georgia 6

Presented by: Scott Geddis, Faculty, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

This is part 2 of a 2-part sessiom

Recent articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education and inside higher-ed support the premise that there are heightened concerns about un-collegial behaviors and incivility in instructional settings and society as a whole.

In this workshop you will participate in a full “Appreciative Inquiry” designed to explore respectful and supportive collegial relationships in Higher Education.

At the conclusion of this session you will have experienced a full Appreciative Inquiry, and created a set of Collegiality Guidelines for Higher Education

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• CLIMATE
• COMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE

Exploring the Emotional Dimension of Change

LOCATION - Georgia 8

Presented by: Kate Sikerbol, Facilitator, Queen's Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University, Toronto, ON

As leaders we are responsible for initiating and implementing change, and to be successful, we need to address the people side, not just the technical side, of change projects. The tough work of change involves understanding and dealing with people's emotional reactions to change.

In this interactive workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore and understand How to manage emotional reactions to change; The role of both negative and positive emotions; How to deal with emotional contagion; Reframing resistance to change; How to build support and mobilize commitment to change.

SESSION THEMES:
• LEADERSHIP
• LEADING CHANGE

Strength-Based Leader as Coach Program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

LOCATION - Georgia 9

Presented by: Betty Mutwiri, MA, PCC, Director, HR Strategy Development, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon, SK, Laurienne Ring, MA, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon, SK

The workshop will highlight a systematic approach of embedding a strength-based coaching culture at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The custom designed coaching skills program is based on the ICF competencies and is a vital component of the internal leadership development program. Participants will learn how to integrate a coach approach with other organizational effectiveness strategies to foster higher engagement, empowerment, and accountability. This interactive session will use coaching demos and practice coaching.

SESSION THEMES:
• CLIMATE
• DEVELOPMENT
• WELL-BEING
• MENTORING
• COMMUNICATION
• COACHING
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• LEARNING
• STRENGTHS
• ENGAGEMENT

The Challenge of Building and Sustaining Engagement for Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

LOCATION - Georgia 10

Presented by: Jefffrey D. Yergler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management and Department Chair, Management, Golden Gate University, San Jose, CA

Those who have researched engagement have found that while assessing engagement and taking steps to build engagement are critical, "sustaining" engagement is a different challenge and, often, where organizations struggle. This workshop will explore the "critical link" that is the difference maker when it comes to organizations being able to sustain engagement. This critical link consistently points toward the manager. Organizations and institutions that know this invest effort and time into building a culture of engagement and train managers to consistently advance engagement practices.

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• CLIMATE
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• ENGAGEMENT

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Become Your Own Leadership Coach:
Six Steps to Developing Your Leadership Skills

LOCATION - Georgia 2

Presented by: Jennifer DiMotta, Owner and President, DiMotta Consulting LLC, Arlington, VA

Developing effective leadership skills throughout your career can be a daunting task, not to mention getting clarity on what qualities to further develop and why. Growing awareness of the female leadership landscape, as well as your leadership strengths and opportunities, can help you build a knowledgeable and successful leadership roadmap that allows you to self-coach with exceptional success.

In this session, Jennifer will share with you critical and qualitative findings on the state of female leadership, the differences and unique strengths that female leaders have compared to male leader.

SESSION THEMES:
• LEADERSHIP
• DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
• COACHING
• DEVELOPMENT

Leading with Data:
A Path to Student Success

LOCATION - Georgia 3

Presented by: Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas, President, Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin, GA, Dr. Xenia L. Johns, Vice President for Student Affairs, Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin, GA, Dr. Steve Pearce, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin, GA, Dr. Chris Daniel, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Research, Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin, GA

This session will include a discussion on how data analysis can positively affect a college’s graduation rate, job placement, enrollment, credit hour production, and student retention. This interactive presentation will focus on specific strategies used by campus leaders to develop a culture for making data driven decisions to affect student success.

The presenters will incorporate short activities, questions, and discussion to enhance a PowerPoint presentation.

SESSION THEMES:
• STUDENT SUCESS
• DATA/ANALYTICS
• COMMUNICATION
• RELATIONSHIPS
• LEADERSHIP

Implementing Promotion and Advancement Processes to Recognize, Retain, and Develop Part-time Faculty

LOCATION - Georgia 4

Presented by: Michael Meloy, Director of Faculty Support and Development, Madison College, Madison, WI

In January of 2018, after a year of planning, Madison College instituted a new part-time faculty compensation system with three levels of pay and a portfolio review process for advancing levels. In this session, I will show participants how the new system works, why we created it, and some of the challenges we have encountered as we operationalized and instituted it.

Participants will get an opportunity to explore alternative pay structures that could be implemented at their own institution that can increase part-time faculty retention, change the culture of the college, and improve morale.

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• INNOVATION
• CLIMATE
• DEVELOPMENT
• CULTURE

I Heard Jenny From the Blockchain Spent Some Serious Bitcoin to Learn About VR, AR, MR AND XR. True or Just an Illusion?

LOCATION - Georgia 10

Presented by: Bruce Seger, Professor, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, New York

Virtual is the new buzz word in everything from the economy to education. These new "realities" will have many positive and negative implications on education and society. Academic leaders must understand the history, basics and evolution of these technologies to determine how to best incorporate them into programs and operations and concurrently how to create appropriate policies to address the needs of the college community and be in conformity with the current cyber-laws. Attendees will benefit from discussion on how to determine best practices to address the developing cyber-issues.

SESSION THEMES:
• TECHNOLOGY
• INNOVATION
• GLOBALIZATION
• DEVELOPMENT
• STRATEGIC PLANNING

Effective Leadership and Staff Engagement

LOCATION - Georgia 6

Presented by: Michaelene Holder-March RN, RM, LLB Msc Fellow of Chartered Institute, of Management, Institute of Administrative Management and Institute of Leadership, Managing Director, 1. MHM Health Consultancy Ltd. 2. Health Inclusion Diversity Equity, (HIDE) and Guest Leadership lead at DCAs Business School, London, England

It is argued that a new style of leadership is needed world-wide, especially within the education system. Leadership must be rational, communal and transparent; there should be less dependence on the romanticism of a leader type; the emphasis should be on team development and organisations vision. The importance of effective leadership is to deploy a range of leadership styles and behaviors to promote change and articulate an attractive future Session will focus on on Personal traits or characteristics; Leader Behavior; Situational Communication; Reciprocal Influence

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• DEVELOPMENT
• RELATINSHIPS
• LEADERSHIP
• LEADERSHIP
• LEARNING
• STRENGTHS
• ENGAGEMENT

Motivating the Next Generation of Scholars

LOCATION - Georgia 8

Presented by: Arika Pierce, President, Piercing Strategies, Washington, DC

The next generation of scholars is changing and will continue to change rapidly. Many live in an age of convenience and consumption and view education as a commodity they must acquire, rather than a process in which you engage. In this session, Generational Strategist Arika Pierce will provide attendees with new tools and techniques to connect and motivate the next generation. She will discuss how academic leaders can help students fully engage both in and out of the classroom in activities that enhance their learning and be inspired to become immersed in learning.

SESSION THEMES:
• MENTORING
• RELATIONSHIPS
• LEADERSHIP
• STRENGTHS

Leadership And Teacher Retention:
How To Lead To Keep Good Teachers

LOCATION - Georgia 9

Presented by: Dr. Alexander Averin, Headmaster, Faith Christian Academy, Poughkeepsie, NY

What does organizational leadership need to do to attract and retain star faculty in the highly competitive, quickly changing and financially constraining environment? Who are these star teachers? And why should leaders care about their leadership style more than the material compensation they provide? This presentation sheds light for organizational leaders to see the importance of understanding and practicing the values of spiritual leadership and fostering of workplace spirituality.

SESSION THEMES:
• FACULTY
• RELATIONSHIPS
• CULTURE
• LEADERSHIP
• ENGAGEMENT

Turning Your Institution into a Recognized Interdisciplinary Powerhouse

LOCATION - Georgia 10

Presented by: Tom Roemer, VP Academic, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

"Centres of Competence" may refer to a dedicated facility, a multidisciplinary team or integrated programming portfolio that provides leadership, best practices, research, support and/or training for a focus area. Explore how BCIT is using this concept in its strategic planning process to: attract learners, faculty, external partners and funding; foster conversation and engagement; increase collaboration between departments; develop deep and unique expertise in applied focus areas; allow students to create solutions for a complex world.

SESSION THEMES:
• INNOVATION
• TECHNOLOGY
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• STRENGTHS
• GLOBALIZATION