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Description

Each year, the Leadership Institute series offers academic administrators the opportunity to interact with their peers around key topics. This series of short sessions are designed to expand upon themes introduced at New Administrator Orientation. These sessions are required for department chairpersons, school directors, and associate deans of non-departmentally organized colleges within the first two years of their appointments; all other administrators are encouraged to attend sessions they would find useful.

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Fall 2022 – Leadership Institute sessions:

MSU Budget Basics

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:

Gregory Deppong, Associate Vice President & Controller
Mike Stokes, Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Budget

In addition to offering an overview of the MSU budget, this session will provide information on details of MSU accounts, financial structure, policies, processes, and language as you assume financial responsibility for your unit.

Honorific Award Letter Writing Session

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST

Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:

Marilyn Amey, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development
Scott Swinton, Chairperson and University Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

This workshop will focus on best-practices in letter writing for honorific awards. Dr. Swinton will present with a lens on both internal and external award letter writing, and how to set up nominations for success. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Navigating Conflict Narratives and Difficult Conversations

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM EST

Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:

Shannon Burton, University Ombudsperson

Ryan T. Smith, Assistant University Ombudsperson

Conflict can both stifle and inspire creativity. It can damage relationships causing low morale just as much as it can help us become more productive. Conflict is multidimensional in this way. Unfortunately, we tend to focus more on our own point of view, particularly during difficult conversations. In this workshop, we will examine our personal conflict narratives and how they impact how we engage in conflict, define what a difficult conversation is, identify how conflict manifests in different environments, and discuss strategies and skills for conflict resolution.

Hiring, Retention and Spousal Hires

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:

Ann Austin, Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
Jabbar Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

This session will cover policies, processes, and strategies for bringing outstanding faculty and academic staff to MSU and keeping them here.

Navigating the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Landscape at MSU

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST

Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:

Marilyn Amey, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development
Ann Austin, Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs

In Spring 2021, Provost Woodruff presented the University Philosophy and Guiding Policies on Faculty Tenure and Promotion. This session will discuss the current landscape of these changes in regard to the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process at MSU. Recommendations put forward to help recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the context of research and/or creative activities, teaching, service, outreach, and engagement will also be discussed.

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Resources from 2021-22 Leadership Institute Sessions

Recordings and resources are housed in Desire 2 Learn (D2L). You will be directed to self-enroll in the “course”.

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