Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Hello, Leader.

April has arrived, bringing with it the promise of springtime in Iowa. As part of their month-long celebration of women in leadership, the Tippie College of Business recently presented the final event in their annual Women’s Leadership Summit. View any or all of this year's virtual events by going to: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/about-tippie/alumni/alumni-resources/alumni-webinars/tippie-women-summit-webinarsKeep the celebration going by planning to attend the April 5 Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women event, 3:30-5:00 PM in the 2nd-floor International Ballroom of the IMU. Help celebrate the outstanding contributions of this year's award winners, and play your part in creating an environment where we all feel valued and encouraged to bring our best selves to the table! 

"When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger."  -Stephen Covey

Leadership Opportunities

Final Call for ELA!

If you'd like to be considered for this fall's relaunch of the Executive Leadership Academy - Higher Education (ELA-he), the deadline to apply is April 5, 2024.

Submit your ELA-he application by April, 5th!

Explore YOUR Leadership Strengths- Resources from the Office of the Executive VP & Provost 

Writing Plan for the Summer

Writing Plan for the Summer is an online session designed to provide faculty with accountability strategies for getting significant writing done. Discussion topics will include setting and meeting goals through journal or log keeping, prioritizing fluency, rewarding yourself, and writing with others. 

Friday, April 5, 2024, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Zoom. 

Creating Effective Teaching Portfolios for Annual Review or Promotion

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Register for the session, Creating Effective Teaching Portfolios for Annual Review or Promotion led by Eva Latterner and Katherine Beydler, from the Center for Teaching, to discuss identifying evidence to include in teaching statement, analyzing teaching goals, and discussing teaching stories. 

Monday, April 8, 2024, noon-1 p.m., Zoom.

The Multiple Possibilities of Pedagogical Partnership 

The Multiple Possibilities of Pedagogical Partnership This interactive session hosted by the UI Center for Teaching is for instructors who would like to explore the power and potential of faculty-student partnerships. Dr. Alison Cook Sather, an internationally recognized expert on pedagogical partnerships, will provide examples of effective partnerships, such as curriculum- and teaching-focused partnerships or partnerships in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work.  

Friday, April 12, 2024, noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Care for Yourself and Others

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DEOs are invited to Care for Yourself and Others. This session provides information on how to recognize the importance of resilience and how to develop healthy habits for stress management.

Tuesday,April 23, 2024, 8-9:30 a.m., Zoom. 

Faculty Success Program

The Faculty Success Program is a 12-week online program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) teaches faculty the skills to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Cost is $4,895 (includes Early Bird Discount ending April 5), and financial support may be available through the Faculty Leadership Initiative, a partnership between the department, college, and provost office. Contact faculty@uiowa.edu for further information. 

Monday, May 20 - Sunday, July 28, 2024

Coaches Corner

In my coaching with leaders at all organizational levels, I occasionally come across someone whose habit of worrying gets in their way of being the most effective leader they can be.  It slows them down, makes them question their (and others’) decisions, and dampens creativity.  If you find yourself worrying too much, here are a few ideas to consider: 

  • When you notice yourself worrying, break the circuit. 

Stand up, take a breath, move your body, say something out loud.  Do a reset to a chosen mindset, then proceed. 

  • Spend some time reflecting. 

What causes you to worry?  How or when is worrying helpful?  Where does your worrying come from?  What old messages replay in your head?  What would you like to replace your worrying with?  Why?  What is your worry level on a scale of 1 – 10 and what would be possible in your life and career if you could shift that by 3 points? 

  • Gratitude is one of the best worry-busters ever! 

Gratitude can be private or expressed to others.  It’s hard to worry when you feel appreciation for good things. 

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