Leadership Symposium

February 19-21, 2020 | Scottsdale, Arizona

Pricing Scholarships Hotel Schedule Workshop Description Session Descriptions

 

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Join colleagues from across WACUBO’s higher education institutions to grow as a leader, develop your career path, and network for support and success.  

This powerful experience combines inspirational and informative sessions, thought-provoking panel discussions, and engaging activities to exchange ideas. We will focus on developing your brand, managing up, building your network for continued career growth, and leveraging your unique leadership style to achieve your goals.

Aspiring leaders and managers in mid-career positions who wish to further advance their roles in higher education are encouraged to attend this professional development symposium.

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Pricing

 Registration Rates Member Non-Member
Pre-Conference | February 19 $100 $100
Symposium | February 20 & 21 $495 $595


Cancellation Policy
 

Cancellations must be received by email 30 days prior to the workshop to receive a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after January 20, 2020. You may send a substitute in your place at any time.


Scholarship Opportunities

WACUBO offers professional development scholarships to employees of WACUBO member institutions. These scholarships will go toward all or a portion of the registration fees of an annual conference, professional development workshop, or other WACUBO sponsored professional development programs

Scholarships DO NOT cover other expenses (e.g. travel, incidentals, etc.).

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Hotel Info


The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

7700 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Room Rate: Starting at $235 per night with limited amounts available. Reserve your room by January 28, 2020.*Please register for workshop before booking a room and/or travel.

Reserve Your Room

Booking Code: G-QXTD

Phone reservations can be made by referencing the booking code G-QXTD via the reservations center at (480) 991-9000.


Schedule at a Glance

The Symposium takes place throughout the entire day over the course of 2 days. You can earn 15 CPE hours in Personal Development for attending the Symposium. You can earn 4 CPE hours in Personal Development for attending the Pre-Conference. 

Pre-Symposium Workshop | Wednesday, February 19
Time Topic Speakers(s)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Creating the Workplace
We Want
Diane Brennan
Leadership Symposium Day One | Thursday, February 20
Time Topic Speakers(s)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast & Registration Check-in
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM WACUBO President's Welcome   Teresa Constantinidis
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Opening Keynote
Better Together: Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Diza Sauers
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM  BREAK 
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM Leadership Table Talks -
Learning from Others 
 Carina Celesia Moore
 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Leadership Panel - Journeys and Lessons Learned  Archibald Asawa,
Jean Vock, Lisa Rulney, Doug Freer 
 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM LUNCH  
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Understanding Communication Styles for a More Effective Workplace Taffany Lim
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM BREAK
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM Delivering Conscious Feedback with COIN: The Neuroscience of How to Create Impact Crystal Miller
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception  
Leadership Symposium Day Two | Friday, February 21
Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome Back Activity Katy Rees 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Could Have Been an Email... Ahren Crickard
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Ending Keynote Address
and Activity
TBA
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Symposium Wrap-Up Katy Rees

 


Workshop Description

Creating the Workplace We Want February 19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Diane Brennan, DBH, MBA, Assistance Vice President at the University of Arizona

Course Description

A positive workplace culture increases creativity and productivity, makes work more meaningful and reduces stress among employees. When this culture is absent, work teams fracture, accountability is lost, fear permeates the environment, and communication and efficiency suffer. Creating the Workplace We Want™ offers participants insight into how the University of Arizona Office of Leadership & Organizational Development engaged faculty, staff, and leaders with an interactive approach that has sparked behavioral and culture change throughout a very traditional academic institution. This interactive workshop will provide lessons applicable to departments, colleges, and universities across higher education.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Articulate the key elements required to build an environment where people and the organization thrive.
  • Increase self-awareness and self-management to support a culture of inclusivity, accountability, and productivity.
  • Utilize strategies to build skills and confidence for managing difficult interactions for themselves and in their work with others.
  • Apply knowledge that will support further discussion of the strategies and encourage practice and use with colleagues and teams in their own environment.

Session Descriptions

Opening Keynote
Better Together: Creating an Inclusive Workplace
February 20
8:45 am - 9:45 am
Presenter: Diza Sauers, Professor of Practice, Academic Director, Eller Executive Education, University of Arizona

Description

Living life post 4th Industrial Revolution requires a whole new mindset and toolkit.  Gleaning the most powerful leadership lessons from over a decade of coaching and training executives, this session puts you on the fast track for finding your footing in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world.  The only certainty we can count on is change; how we find our balance and thrive, depends on the tools we have in our kit. 

Through the lens of the success and failures of other executives facing similar disruption, learn about the neuroscience of your brain on change.  Sorting through the issues of bias in the workplace and the challenges that surface around triggers, we will look at what happens with Exploding Doormats and how we really find the Molecule of Trust.  Based on putting the latest tools in your kit for the self, the team, and the organization, this hands-on and lively presentation really digs down into how to collaborate on a thriving workplace by looking at how we truly are Better Together.

Learning Objectives

To Be Announced...

Leadership Table Talks - Learning from Others February 20
10:00 am - 11:10 am
Presenter: Carina Celesia Moore, Director, Talent Management and Development, University of California, Davis

Description

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated table topic discussions, be curious, and learn from others. Join symposium participants who share your interest in timely topics for leadership development (e.g., Work/Life Integration; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Furthering Leadership Education; Leading in Crisis; Imposter Syndrome; Characteristics of Favorite Leaders; Leadership Presence; Differing Leadership Styles). As you explore topics, you will make discoveries, and have fun learning   from others through table talks about leadership.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Discuss topics of interest in facilitated table discussions with other symposium participants
  • Explore strategies around chosen leadership topics such as, Work/Life Integration; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Furthering Leadership Education; Leading in Crisis; Imposter Syndrome; Characteristics of Favorite Leaders; Leadership Presence; Differing Leadership Styles
  • Analyze and use information gathered in the table talks as a catalyst for future leadership development planning
  • Connect with WACUBO members and have fun!

Leadership Panel - Journeys and Lessons Learned

February 20
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Panel Moderator: Carina Celesia Moore, Director, Talent Management and Development, University of California, Davis

Panelists:

  • Archibald Asawa, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Soka University of America
  • Doug Freer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Lisa Rulney, Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, University of Arizona
  • Jean Vock, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Description

A panel of seasoned higher ed leaders shares their experiences and perceptions in this facilitated discussion. Panelists represent a cross-section of leadership for the broadest perspectives and insights.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Increase awareness of elements of leadership that translate into career success and satisfaction
  • Apply knowledge that will enable participants to respond to and create opportunities for professional development and/or career advancement
  • Improve understanding of a variety of career paths available to varying positions within Higher Education leadership
Understanding Communication Styles for a More Effective Workplace February 20
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter: Taffany Lim, Senior Director, Center for Engagement, Service & the Public Good, California State University, Los Angeles

Description

This fast-paced, highly interactive workshop will help you better understand and work with different communication styles for a more effective and productive workplace.  Every communication style brings its own strengths and contributions so come prepared for some candid conversation and laughter while we explore how everyone can contribute to a more healthy work environment.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the qualities and contributions of all four communication styles.
  • Increase awareness of one's own communication style and that of co-workers.
  • Encourage empathy and listening skills in all staff members to improve communication.
  • Develop ability to assess communication style of others and begin to tailor responses to different communication needs.
Delivering Conscious Feedback with COIN: The Neurosciences of How to Create Impact February 20
3:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Crystal Miller, Director of Leadership Development, The California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Description

Discover what science reveals about the challenges and opportunities for intentional feedback. In this interactive session, explore your personal style of feedback, learn from peer experiences, and practice using verified techniques for delivering thoughtful and strategic feedback using the COIN method.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Assess common challenges in delivering feedback
  • Uncover personal feedback style(s)
  • Explore the COIN framework and increase knowledge of feedback components
  • Practice crafting intentional and strategic feedback 
Could've Been an Email... February 21
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Presenter: Ahren Crickard, Strategic Academic Initiatives, University of California San Diego

Description

Are you making progress or just surviving meetings that could've (or should've) been emails? In this workshop, you'll learn practical steps to productive meetings by:

  • defining topics that should *and should not* be a meeting
  • calculating the cost of a meeting
  • setting clear expectations for meetings
  • clarifying roles and responsibilities of attendees
  • creating actionable goals for meetings

This interactive session will engage attendees in fun, participatory and collaborative activities!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Define and describe the characteristics of decision sets that necessitate a meeting.
  • Demonstrate that you can set clear expectations for meetings.
  • Construct actionable goals for meetings.

Contact

Katy Rees, California State University San Marcos, PDSC; [email protected]


The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.