Gallaudet Professional Development Program

Announcement

In August 2018, President Cordano announced a $400,000 employee professional development program consisting of initiatives to support our collective growth and learning of skills needed for our continued transformation as a University to take place during FY19.

This professional development program will focus on cohort-based learning, which contributes to a highly interactive and supportive culture that will transform how employees think and perform. 

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Maximizing Your Leadership Potential Program
July 28 through 31


Through Partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership

APPLICATION  - DEADLINE: June 24, 2019
Participants will be notified on July 1, 2019, of their status.

Managing others requires new skills to handle new challenges. Maximizing Your Leadership Potential guides participants in making the shift from successful individual contributor to effective manager - one of the biggest and most difficult transitions for any leader. Understanding others, motivating others, and meeting the needs of diverse teams present new challenges and require new skills. 

Benefits for Participants:

  1. Leading a team. Being "in charge" is different than being a contributor.
  2. Getting the work done. New skills are needed to get results via others.
  3. Dealing with conflict. Interpersonal issues and disagreements can jeopardize teams, departments, and projects.
  4. Solving problems. Bigger, more complicated issues are part of the job. 

What do Participants Learn?
As a result of attending this program, participants acquire the ability to:

  1. Increase commitment and engagement to improve team effectiveness.
  2. Build and strengthen relationships in ways that allow for better performance, effective delegation, and contribution of others.
  3. Find constructive responses to conflict by understanding self and others.
  4. Adjust their leadership style and draw on others to understand and solve problems.
  5. Broaden their understanding and ability regarding equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through activities, nonverbal communication and constructive responses to conflict.

Participant Criteria:

  1. New supervisor or current supervisor.
  2. Has demonstrated the ability to be innovative, motivated, collaborative, and committed to integrity towards transformation.
  3. Has completed their probationary period at Gallaudet University or Clerc Center.
  4. No two supervisors who one report to the other can participate together in the program.
  5. Committed to redefining the supervisory experience and what does leadership means.
  6. Prepared to commit and participate in post-program activities.

Lead 4 Success Program
August 1st and 2nd

Through Partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership

APPLICATION  - DEADLINE: June 24, 2019
Participants will be notified on July 1, 2019, of their status.

Leadership is not defined by the job title. It's about developing the perspective, skills, and personal style that get results that matter. Individual contributors get the work done as they lead project teams, serve as key role models in the organization and are influential team members. Being an effective leader is crucial to one's personal success and the success of the organization. This program was developed to introduce the essentials of effective leadership for greater success.

The two days program focuses on the four core competencies required of all leaders:

  1. Self-Awareness: How do I use the principles of self-awareness to make conscious decisions about my leadership behavior?
  2. Learning Agility: How do I continuously seek, make sense of, internalize and apply lessons from a variety of resources?
  3. Influence: How do I increase my leadership influence by building trust and leadership networks to lead others?
  4. Communication: How do I use active listening, feedback and vision to provide sound direction, firm alignment and dedicated commitment?

Benefits for Participants:

  1. Real world application of fundamental four skills to your leadership challenge.
  2. Use of frameworks that drive self-awareness and goal attainment throughout the program.
  3. Benchmarks of 48 behaviors across fundamental four skills and encourages reflection and increased self-awareness critical to leader development.
  4. Practice applying fundamental four skills with other leaders in realistic, challenging scenarios.
  5. Learn more and faster using hands-on collaborative team activities to build self-awareness, learning agility, influence and communication.

What do Participants Learn?
As a result of attending this program, participants acquire the ability to:

  1. Move beyond comfort zones to work with others, solve problems and drive results.
  2. Rely on a range of techniques to influence others and address workplace challenges.
  3. Effectively collaborate with others to accomplish high quality work.
  4. Develop a personal leadership brand and understanding personal learning styles. 

Participant Criteria:

  1. Has completed at least one year of service working at Gallaudet University or Clerc Center.
  2. Has received a Commendable or Distinguished on their 2018 Annual Performance Evaluation.
  3. Has little to no supervisory experience of professional employees. Supervisory experience of student employees are acceptable.
  4. Has demonstrated the ability to be innovative, motivated, collaborative, and committed with integrity towards transformation.
  5. Prepared to commit and participate in post-program activities.