Brochure & Agenda


Sunday, July 19

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Open

6:00 - 7:00 pm.
Wine-and-Cheese Networking Reception
Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Monday, July 20

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Registration and Light Continental Breakfast

9:00-12:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Meeting of the Minds
Academic leaders will perform far better if they better understand themselves and others. When people feel truly seen and heard, their job satisfaction and productivity will rise. This morning you will gain an understanding of the various ways you and others prefer to think. Helpful information and tools on how to approach various behavior styles, interpretation of other peoples’ differences, and cognitive diversity to improve outcomes will be elucidated. Strategies to enhance communication and collaboration for effective problem solving will be explicated.
Break from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Tuesday, July 21

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting of the Minds and Building Strong Teams
As leaders we tend to interpret the behaviors of others through our own lens, which can often be inaccurate. There are more productive and positive ways to respond to those who don’t behave like us. This session will offer insights into understanding of behavior styles aimed to strengthen team development, maximize the benefit of diversity in behavior and thinking, and examine current individual and team interactions. Examination of behavior to improve team functioning, communication and culture will be explored.
Break from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, July 22

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Leading Change
Colleges and universities are undergoing many changes and nursing programs are rarely fully understood by those who have power. Our leadership needs to be able to adjust and cope with unwanted changes and more importantly, understand how to lead change within our areas. Few leaders know how to lead change well. Therefore, it is important to learn how to do so by understanding that people support what they help create. There are some essential steps a leader can take to be far more successful at getting faculty and staff support for the changes. This session will offer the opportunity to recognize the stages of change, apply the wisdom of the attributes to manage change, and become open to different approaches for navigating change. Further, this session will address coping with unwanted change.
Break from 10:15-10:45 a.m.