Overcoming Academia's Top Workplace Obstacles - Part 1
When asked to name their top workplace challenges, 3,000 academic leaders overwhelmingly said #1 was “working with difficult people,” and #2 was “leading change.” Dr. R. Kent Crookston draws on the wisdom of seasoned department chairs, academic and professional literature, and his own experience as a department head and dean (plus 8 years as director of academic leadership and development at BYU) to offer practical guidance on how to handle these two challenges – specifically how to act when things go wrong, but more importantly how to ensure that things go right. His suggestions will be offered in a three-part series.
Part 1: Navigating the Trauma of Change
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10 PT/11 MT/12 CT/1 ET
In this webinar, participants will consider the reality (and importance) of trauma, an upshot of almost all change. They will then be introduced to various character types that inevitably arise within any group grappling with change. These people are normal but behave in strikingly-different ways. Participants will be better able to work effectively with those who may interact with change by spotting the need for it, leading it, impeding it, or attempting to derail it.