Programing and Services for the Academic Community
Overview: This 3 day professional development program will allow new and continuing chairs to focus on the interactions they have with staff, students, academic professionals, faculty and a variety of other individuals in their role as chair. Cases brought to life by Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble, set the stage for discussion of a variety of issues where law and policy may be the backdrop but the challenges are to create a climate of inclusion and respect. Appropriate responses to legal and policy issues as well as responses to issues of academic and workplace climate, diversity, inclusion, and individual performance and the emotions those situations surface.
Schedule: Twice per year (June and December)
Location: TBD on campus
Registration: Capped at 20
Schedule: Twice per year (May and December)
Location: TBD on campus
Registration: Capped at 20
Overview: Academics, whether they are program directors, principal investigators, committee chairs, or faculty going about the business of teaching, research, and outreach must be able to resolve conflicts which might include:
We typically understand why conflict happens and we know the importance of resolution. But we often struggle with how to address it in such a way that needs get met and people can continue to work productively together. This full day program focuses on an approach to conversations that allows for the achievement of both of these goals. Cases brought to life by Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble, set the stage for discussion and skill development.
Overview: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences developed this program for academics in 2005. It is now sponsored by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the VP of Human Resources and Safety Services. The Cornell Faculty Professional Development & Leadership Program offers participants an opportunity to gain professional and leadership skills, reflect on career and personal goals, and connect with colleagues. Case-based and experiential learning help faculty shape their future by enhancing self-awareness about personal style and impact in the unique and inclusive academic environment. Participants will apply their experience and knowledge to situations consistent with challenges in academic institutions today. A colleague feedback process begins during the program and continues after the immersion with a formal 360 degree feedback process followed by three personal coaching sessions to review the data and integrate it with each individual’s personal development plan. Coaching sessions can be arranged in person in Ithaca, via Skype or phone.
Audience: Faculty, and senior-level academic professionals
Schedule: Twice per year (January and June)
Cost: There is a fee to cover costs for participants outside CALS (sponsoring college)
Internal to CALS - $0
Internal to Cornell – $1,000
External to Cornell - $1,600
Sponsored by the VP of Human Resources and Safety Services and Cornell University Libraries, this certificate bearing program is designed for Academic Professionals who manage labs, programs, staff, students or volunteers. The program focuses on respectful and inclusive human dynamics in the academic context and includes 8 sessions with one additional on-line requirement. Each session runs 2.5 hours. The online requirement will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Audience: Academic Professionals (Librarians, Research Associates, Extension Associates, and Lecturers)
Schedule: Twice per year (Spring and Fall terms)
Location: Central Campus (varies)
Cost: $100 to cover the cost of materials
Registration is capped at 20.
Session I: Your Style, Your Role, Your Team
Session II: Hiring the Right People: Building Commitment
Session III: Setting the Stage for Effective Performance
Session IV: Your Top 5 Strengths
Session V: Strategies for Motivation
Session VI: Managing the Role of Culture in Team Dynamics
Session VII: Conflict Resolution
Session VIII: Managing Change in the Academic Setting
Online component: Respect@Cornell: Eliminating Harassment and Discrimination
Cornell is making a concerted effort to ensure that our community can identify potential acts of prohibited harassment and discrimination and know who to contact and consult about it.
Overview: Leadership involves working effectively with other people to shape social reality and achieve organizational goals. It is a critical factor in organizational and career success. Every postdoc, no matter what field of endeavor, will face a variety of difficult leadership challenges. How these challenges are met will have a significant impact on the postdoc’s career and life.
Cosponsored by the Graduate School and the VP of Human Resources, this 11 session program is designed to introduce postdocs to some key concepts and skills of leadership in today’s complex environment. It provides a practical forum to assess and develop personal leadership skills in self-knowledge, planning and problem solving, group dynamics and team building, cultural fluency, conflict resolution, and facilitation of change.
Contact: Christine Holmes, Director Post Doctoral Program
Schedule: September through April
In addition to formal programming for academic professionals, faculty and chairs, coaching and consultation is available on the following topics:
N.B. Organizational Development Development for Faculty and Staff partners with the Graduate School, CU-ADVANCE, The Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Center for Teaching Excellence, Counseling and Psychological Services, Judicial Administrator, University Counsel, College HR and other CU offices as needed.