Maureen McGonagle, CRSS, CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University
Eric Nickel, CRSS James Madison University
Stan Shingles, CRSS, Central Michigan University
There are many competencies to master in order to be considered for a director position. Participating in this workshop will introduce you to needed competencies, help you evaluate your skillset, help you create a plan for mastering those needed competencies, and aid in developing a mentoring network that will help you advance your career goals. Focused discussions will be held on topics such as organizational culture, communication, political positioning, relationship building, and executive leadership.
Through participation in this program participants will be able to:
- Describe at least three competencies necessary for success in a departmental leadership role.
- Identify at least two goals to prepare for a departmental leadership role.
- Identify at least two learning points that will affect future work.
This opportunity is for experienced mid-level managers with at least seven years of full-time/professional experience. Experience supervising full-time staff is helpful, but not mandatory. New directors (0–2 years of experience) or directors of small programs (0–3 reports) might also find this preconference workshop helpful.