Leadership at Any Level

Central Region Pre-Conference Leadership Academy

This half-day workshop will provide an interactive learning experience that will introduce leadership theories and practical approaches to achieve effective leadership in higher education organizations. Participants will be exposed to the knowledge, skills and resources needed to be an effective leader. This is an opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn from others, develop relationships with others in your industry and discover ways to apply what you have learned to your everyday tasks.

Registrants will receive a hard copy of The Leadership Challenge Workbook by Kouzes and Possner, nationally renowned as a "hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart," workbook and other materials, plus breakfast!

Participants of the pre-conference leadership academy will be invited to participate in additional trainings, webinars and activities throughout the year. There will also be the opportunity for participants to work on an identified and mutually-beneficial project.  Participants who are involved with the projects should submit these for presentation at regional and national conferences. 

Learning Objectives

  • Provide participants specific knowledge and skills needed for effective leadership.
  • Create a learning environment that will lead to participant engagement in a learning community.
  • Provide resources for creating leadership development plans, strategic planning, and other tools necessary for effective leadership.

Instructor: Amy Pilcher 
Amy is an instructor in leadership studies at Iowa State University. She has worked in distance education administration at ISU since 2011.  Before coming to ISU, Amy worked in private industry and taught management skills at a local tech school.

Pre-conference registration fee: $35.00 (registration fee includes all materials and breakfast)

Pre-Conference Registration closes on September 30th. Register now!

Registration is limited to 35 attendees.  Be sure to register early!

Pre-Conference registration is separate from full conference registration. To register for the full conference, click here.

The Central Region Pre-Conference Leadership Academy's costs are partially underwritten by the UPCEA Central Regional Council.

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