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WACUBO Annual Conference 2019

  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 2W6 Canada (map)

Howard Teibel will be delivering two sessions at this year’s WACUBO Annual Conference in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, joining the association in their week celebrating Beyond Boundaries.

Tuesday, May 7, 2:15 p.m. — Concurrent Session 31
Building an Education Culture to Promote Organizational Change

Navigating an uncertain and open future is the true test of leadership. To provoke a cultural shift in education, we must be bold in the face of constant change. Even with an awareness of accelerating change around us, as human beings we find it difficult to embody embracing an uncertain future. Seeing ourselves as navigators of change and not just problem solvers is one step to orient you and your people to productive conversations and actions. In this session we will explore how to create a culture to move beyond “this is the way we’ve always done things” to cultivating teams that bring passion and enthusiasm to their shared work and network of commitments. Using principles from previous successful change management programs, you will learn the tools to bring your Cabinet colleagues, presidents, boards and project teams to a place of resolution and ambition.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify change agents to help drive your projects and how to not get stuck catering to the vocal negative minority.

  2. Utilize a decision-making framework that utilizes the RACI (Responsibility, Accountability, Consultative and Informed) model to drive actions on new projects.

  3. Recognize the moods of your peers, direct reports and managers to shift from negativity to opening possibilities.

  4. Determine how to build trust with others when introducing new technologies, processes or changes in organizational structures

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In addition to this session, Howard will be facilitating a pre-conference workshop sure to apply to attendees across the higher education leadership spectrum:

Sunday, May 5, 9:00 a.m - Noon — Pre-Conference Workshop #2
Cultivating Resiliency and Boldness

Boldness is a choice. It lives in that intersection of realism with uncompromising conviction and action. Most of us recognize boldness when we see it but all of us recognize the challenge of being bold in higher education. The risk of failure is great. But while the work of cultivating resiliency and boldness is challenging, it can be learned. In this session, we will explore ways to show up for others that produce inspiration and motivation to work toward a common purpose and will examine the qualities of leaders who move the needle in their industries, from Jeff Bezos to Steve Jobs and others.

Our exploration together will include conversation and exercises around:

  • What does it mean for your people to bring loyalty to leaders as well as to the mission?

  • How do we build practices that promote true collaboration over simple cooperation?

  • How do we navigate academic, administrative, and trustee concerns proactively?

  • How does emotional resilience impact our effort to lead change?

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply a Beginner’s mindset into your work and others’ that move people to experimentation and away from fear of failure.

  2. Integrate powerful speech acts into your vocabulary to invent the future with others through language.

  3. Recognize and cultivate moods that open possibilities for others.

  4. Discuss strategies that accelerate producing value for your higher education customers.

Pre-registration is required for this pre-conference workshop, along with payment of $100 session fee.