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Tuesday, November 8 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Psst! What’s the Secret to Being a Successful Leader?

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Today’s IT leaders require different skill sets to be effective and successful both within their organization and across campus. One of your most important roles as a leader is to develop a team of engaged professionals. A critical and often undervalued skill is the ability to plan for the future, recruit and deploy the best talent to join the organization, develop employees to achieve their potential and manage performance resulting in a high performing, motivated team. What skills and competencies do you need to develop in order to change organizational culture, lead through uncertainty, and manage behavior? How do you successfully navigate the change from being a subject matter expert to being a leader of people where you do little actual hands-on work but spend your time building relationships, nurturing your staff’s development, negotiating, and, ultimately, leading change? Shifting attitudes and culture can be difficult and often time-consuming work, but it doesn’t have to be all consuming or totally exhausting.

In this highly interactive session, you will learn the importance of recognizing your own emotions and those of others and why this is essential for motivating yourself as well as managing others to build a coherent, flexible team. From selection and onboarding to assessing and developing, you will learn valuable tips that the IT leader need to be successful and you will leave with a toolkit you can utilize as soon as you return to campus.

Session Chair
avatar for Nik Varrone

Nik Varrone

Support Services Manager, State University of New York at Geneseo
SUNY Geneseo


Joan Cheverie


Michael Kubit

Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University

Tuesday November 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Crystal B 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202