2024-2025 Leadership Series for Higher Education (ALL SESSIONS)

September 2024 - April 2025
Location: At Your Desk

This registration is for ALL 7 Sessions ($525). Click on a session below for single session ($99) registration. 

Whether you are a new supervisor/administrator aspiring to develop your leadership skills, or a seasoned supervisor/administrator looking for new tips and techniques to implement to streamline your leadership processes, this series has topics that are very relevant to your role working in an educational agency. Complete seven sessions and receive an Educational Leadership Certificate of Completion from AALRR.

Advancement of Principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Leadership Series is designed to increase the capacity of participants to engage with staff in a manner that embraces and advances the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.  Amongst other things, participants will:

  • learn to utilize protocols designed to promote fairness, equal treatment, and equal opportunity, and which eliminate bias
  • enhance necessary leadership skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and team building in a manner that reflects the flexibility necessary to build and preserve a diverse workforce
  • learn techniques designed to embed the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion into the culture of the workplace
  • learn leadership methods designed to enhance the level of trust between employees in the workplace, and between employees and supervisors/deans/administrators through improvement of interpersonal, personal, and organizational practices

Virtual Training Course Information

Session 1: Friday, September 13, 2024 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Communicating with Difficult People and Influencing Change

As administrators, deans and supervisors, we often encounter individuals we find to be very difficult to communicate with due to their abrasiveness, unwillingness to listen, or negative attitudes. Or sometimes we find ourselves in positions where we have to communicate negative information to people, such as a substandard performance evaluation or a disciplinary document. Learn tips for improving your essential communication skills; learn how to identify the “filters” that interfere with effective communication; and most importantly, learn how to best use communication as a tool to influence change in the behavior or performance of a difficult person.

Session 2: Friday, October 11, 2024 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Managing and Addressing Conflicts Between Employees in the Workplace

In order to maintain a cooperative and harmonious work environment, administrators, deans and supervisors must be able to quickly and effectively address conflicts that occur between employees in the workplace. Gain a greater understanding of the common catalysts that lead to conflict, your obligations to take action, as well as specific, appropriate protocols for diffusing, mediating, and resolving workplace conflicts. Implementing these tools in the workplace will help you to provide a better environment for all employees — one in which employees can focus on accomplishing the business of the district.

Session 3: Friday, November 8, 2024 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Effective Evaluations and Evaluation Meetings

Influencing an employee to change their substandard performance starts with an effective evaluation and collaborative meeting designed to help the employee self-assess and obtain a roadmap to success. Explore common problems with evaluations, procedural requirements for conducting observations and preparing documentation, as well as tips for planning and conducting evaluation conferences.

Session 4: Friday, January 24, 2025 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Preparing, Delivering, and Monitoring Employee Improvement Plans

An effective Improvement Plan is akin to giving a substandard employee a roadmap to future success. Thus, it is important to not only know how to write an effective Improvement Plan, but how to deliver it to the employee in a meaningful way. Learn about the elements of a good Improvement Plan (whether for classified or academic employees), the format, techniques for delivery in a manner that will best influence change in the employee, and the keys to successful follow-up and monitoring.

Session 5: Friday, February 7, 2025 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Team Building and Trust Building Tips That Will Help You Transform Your Department or Site

Supervisors and administrators in every department/campus site often struggle with how to build an effective team that is capable of working together efficiently and effectively.  Learn tips for creating and maintaining work teams that are empowered to perform high quality work with minimal supervision, and are focused on getting the business of the District done. In addition, learn the elements of trust and how to help build and maintain relationships of trust between co-workers as well as between supervisors and staff members within the workplace.

Session 6: Friday, March 7, 2025 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
From Supervisor to Leader: Responsibilities, Repairing Relationships of Trust, and Infusing the Practice of Civility

Making the transition from supervisor to leader can often be overwhelming.  This highly praised workshop is effective for both new and experienced supervisors.  The presentation will review some of the essential responsibilities and traits of leadership, such as team building, delegation, coaching, setting expectations, and accountability, as well as focus on strategies for repairing broken relationships of trust and keys for infusing the practice of civility in the workplace.

Session 7: Friday, April 25, 2025 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Troubleshooting Leadership: How to Lead Notwithstanding Challenging People and How to Lead in Challenging Circumstances

Whether you are a seasoned leader or new to leadership, knowing how to change and motivate challenging employees or work with difficult bosses is key to your team being able to thrive.  Learn tips for dealing with challenging employees and bosses, evaluating your own leadership traits, and for emerging as a stronger, more confident leader.  Also learn key strategies for keeping your team centered, connected, and moving forward during challenging circumstances.

2024-2025 Registration:

$525 per person | 7 Sessions includes Certificate of Completion

$99 per person | Single Session

Make checks and purchase orders payable to AALRR.

**Cancellations must be received in writing by September 5, 2024 to receive a refund.  Refunds will not be issued after this date.

Questions? Contact Keesha Clark at kclark@aalrr.com or 562-653-3453


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