The Emerging College Leaders Program (ECL) has contributed to the development of staff and faculty's leadership capacities at Buffalo State College for the last ten years. This program is a six-day leadership development opportunity for faculty and staff who are interested in becoming more effective leaders.
What will participants in the ECL Program accomplish?
The program includes leadership style assessments, workshops and ongoing development planning. Participants will accomplish the following:
Increase their self-awareness and mindfulness as leaders
Maximize current leadership skills and reflect on skills in need of development
Explore and understand the complexities of leadership in higher education
Enhance skills in problem solving, interpersonal communication, delivering feedback, and conflict management
Create a personal leadership development plan
Design systems to support future leadership, personal, and professional goals
Develop and present a final project
Who can Participate in the ECL program?
The Professional Development Department encourages all faculty and staff interested in the ECL program to apply. Participants in the program may have never held leadership positions, may be an intermediate supervisor, manage a small unit, or aspire to a new leadership role.
What is required of the ECL Program participants?
Attend all workshops (six sessions from 8:30a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Engage in one individual coaching session (by appointment)
Participate in two follow-up ECL cohort meetings scheduled at a convenient time for the group
Complete assessment instruments and be open to receiving feedback from multiple sources
Create and commit to a personal leadership plan
What is included in the ECL Program workshops?
The ECL program’s six competency development workshops will be distributed across the spring 2018 semester. This year, each workshop will conclude at 12:30 p.m., followed by different meetings until 3 p.m. between the ECL cohort, the president, cabinet members, and other campus leaders to provide the ECL cohort with an in-depth understanding of the colleges’ structure, challenges, unique characteristics, and priorities.
|Principles of Leadership||Jonathan Hulbert||February 22, 2019||8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|MBTI/Foursight||Erica Swiatek||March 1, 2019||8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Creative Problem Solving||Tamara McMillan||March 15, 2019||8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Crucial Conversations/Confrontations||Dr. Rita Zientek||April 5, 2019||8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Leveraging Diversity||Dr. Karen Clinton-Jones||April 19, 2019||8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Leading Change and Individual Leadership Development Planning||Mike Cardus||May 3, 2019||8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
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