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: December 17-19, 2012; June 3-5, 2013; December 17-19, 2013
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.
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is pleased to host the December 11th session of the program which will run from 8:30-4:30 in the Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall. A light breakfast will be provided beginning at 8:00amand beverages will be provided throughout the day. Registration is capped at 20.
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: January 7-11, 2013; June 24-28, 2013; January 6-10, 2014
Cost: There is a fee to cover costs for participants outside CALS
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 7 sessions with one additional on-line requirement. Each session runs 3.5 hours. The online requirement will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Audience: Academic Professionals (Librarians, Research Associates, Extension Associates, and Lecturers
Schedule: The Institute will be held on Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:30pm on these 7 dates: 9/12; 9/26; 10/10; 10/24; 11/7; 11/21; 12/12
Location: 703 Olin Library
Cost: $25 to cover the cost of materials
Registration is capped at 20.
Session I: Your Style, Your Role, Your Team
Self–awareness is the cornerstone of successful management. Understanding your strengths fosters greater understanding of individuals and groups and helps you develop more effective relationships with colleagues, external constituents and subordinates. This session will provide information about strengths and personality and help you understand how to use those data in your role in management.
Session II: Hiring the Right People: Building Commitment
Whether you are hiring work-study students, administrative or academic employees, the people you decide to hire and how you go about hiring impact your team. This session will focus on hiring processes that are most likely to yield the best candidate; and ways to involve your team in the process that build commitment to the new hire’s success.
Session III: Setting the Stage for Effective Performance
Group norms and communication about those norms foster a climate where people can do their best work. This session will explore a framework for team behavior and specific practices that help your team feel connected and focused. Specifically, we will look at expectation setting (on a group level) and meeting practices.
Session IV: Strategies for Motivation
Thoughtful communication and management of group norms help create the seed bed for individual performance. Many other factors impact performance including motivation. During this session we will examine the role of the manager in motivating employees and what can be done at the group and individual level.
Session V: Managing the Role of Culture in Team Dynamics
Cornell is increasingly a global community and each member brings his/her own culture and practices to the work and study place. The purpose of this session is to learn how cultures surface and how to create ease in discussion.
Session VI: Conflict Resolution
Even in the best led teams conflict can arise. Each team member brings their own personality, culture, skills and experiences to the workplace. During this practicum you will be introduced to guidelines for challenging on-on-one conversations with individuals whether they report to you, are colleagues or superiors.
Session VII: Managing Change in the Academic Setting
Changes of any sort require the manager to manage group process that clarifies the work expectations and allows group members to work together to surface and address concerns as new norms take shape. The focus on this last session will be to acquaint you with processes that can help you manage change.
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 (see dates below)
Module 1: (9/20) Understanding Leadership and Personal Style
Module 2: (10/11) Moving from “Group” to “Team”
Module 3: (10/25) Notice and Respond: Recognizing and Dealing with Mental Health Issues
Module 4: (11/15) Making Meetings Effective
Module 5: (12/13) Managing and Resolving Conflict Part 1: The Role of Emotions
Module 6: (1/24) Managing and Resolving Conflict Part 2: Interests versus Positions
Module 7: (2/7) Managing and Resolving Conflict Part 3: Multi-cultural nuance
Module 8: (2/28) Managing Staff Performance
Module 9: (3/21 Building Effective Relationships in a Global Learning Environment
Module 10: (4/11) Change Management
*Module 11: Online modules: Title IX, Title VII
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.