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The sessions would cover a variety of topics related to leadership perspectives and theory. Each session is expected to use a variety of presenters; which can be IU personnel, professional off-campus speakers, and/or vendorsThere is a budget for speakers and instructors (see budget section)The assumption is to use different presenters each session in order to give varietyEvery session should be filled with active participation and presented in an applied learning way by using interactive exercisesThe session should focus less on lecture and more on collaboration and interactionMultiple venues would be used when possibleThe sessions would cover the following broad topics while developing the specific skills and characteristics noted:

Examples of topics that sessions might cover

Leadership Perspectives

  • Appropriate commitment/maintain a balance
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility to students and other consumers
  • Accountability
  • Respect for all
  • Awareness of broader interests
  • Service orientation
  • Keep others informed

Communication Skills

  • Providing and getting information
  • Active listening
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Provide updates
  • Providing feedback
  • Courage to be open and honest
  • Avoid being ambiguous
  • Handling emotion

Interpersonal Skills

  • Team building group dynamics
  • Mediation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Promoting win/win outcomes
  • Conduct meetings

Planning Skills

  • Needs assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Awareness of context and goals of others
  • Budget building
  • Resource allocation
  • Seek input

Decision Making Skills

  • Delegating authority
  • Seeking feedback
  • "Mid-stream" flexibility
  • Budget control
  • Collaboration/consensus building
  • Timeliness
  • Risk taking
  • Conflict resolution

Institutional Context

  • IU and IU Southeast structure and policies
  • Campus Strategic Plan
  • Campus core values
  • Institutional vision

Examples of books used in past sessions

John C. Maxwell and Stephen R. Covey. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership 2007. Print

Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton. First Break All the Rules/Discover Your Strengths. 2001. Print

Kevin & Jackie Freiberg. GUTS: Companies That Blow the Doors off Business-As-Usual. 2005. Print

Tom Connellan. Inside the Magic Kingdom: Seven Keys to Disney’s Success. March 1997. Print.

Dale Carnegie. How to Win Friends & Influence People. April 2010. Print

T. Scott Gross. Positively Outrageous Service: How to Delight and Astound Your Customers and Win Them for Life. 2004. Print.

Stephen M. R. Covey. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. 2008. Print.

Michael Hammer. Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution. 1993. Print.

Steven R. Covey. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. 2013. Print.

Jim Collins. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t. 2001. Print.

Craig Hickman and Tom Smith: The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability. 2010. Print.

Spencer Johnson. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and Your Life. 1998. Print.

Marshall B. Rosenberg. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. 2003. Print.

Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. Now, Discover Your Strengths. 2001. Print.

Tom Rath. Strengths Finder 2.0. 2007. Print.

Ira Chaleff. The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders. 2009. Print.

The Art of War Sun Tzu

Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work by Michael Lee Stallard, Jason Pankau, and Katharine P. Stallard