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OA Strategic Leadership Conference

Description

Each Spring the OA Council partners with Professional Development in Human Resources to offer a learning experience for Officers of Administration. Last year we launched a conference format and we will be doing that again this year. This full day conference will happen on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, starting at 8:00am in the EMU Redwood Room.

We will be hosting 25 UO speakers who are subject matter experts to enhance your knowledge and provide practical tips on 12 topics. The agenda for the day is listed below.  

As we receive reservations, rooms will be selected. We will have an information desk, and signs posted throughout the EMU to identify the room location for each session.

  • We will open with a keynote presentation by Dave Petrone, Chairman and Founder of Housing Capital Company, UO Alumnus and Chair of the UO $2B Campaign. 

Note: We are asking all participants to attend the opening Keynote on Consistent Leadership and Management in a Constantly Changing Environment. This is where you will get your packet for the day. Throughout the day you can choose up to four additional sessions to attend.

To register, please click on the session title(s) you are interested in (listed below). There is limited seating for the concurrent sessions, so register as soon as you can, and then meet us at the EMU Redwood Room at 8:00 a.m. on April 25th.

2017 OA Conference Agenda

Check-in and continental breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Opening and Welcome:  8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
presenters: Leslie Wolgamott and Jane Irungu

Keynote 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Consistent Leadership and Management in a Constantly Changing Environment
presenter: Dave Petrone

 

Concurrent Sessions 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
The Life of a Chief Business Officer
presenter: Jamie Moffitt

Successfully Managing Difficult, Unprofessional, and Offensive Behavior
presenters: Chief Carmichael & Sandy Weintraub

Identifying and Learning from Best Practices
presenter: Chelsey Megli

 

Concurrent Workshops 11:05 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Global Engagement: Strategic Internationalization and Your Unit
presenters: Dennis C. Galvan and Kathy Poole

Supervising: You're Not Alone.  Tapping into the Support Around You
presenter: Maureen Procopio

Change is Inevitable, but Chaos is Not: Supporting Staff through Organizational Change
presenters: Eric Clark and Lara Nesselroad

Successfully Managing Difficult, Unprofessional, and Offensive Behavior
presenters: Chief Carmichael and Sandy Weintraub

 

Concurrent Workshops 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
An Environment of Control?
presenters: Trisha Burnett, Amy Smith, Stephanie McGee and Katie Bumgardner

What Could Go Wrong? - A Guide to Project Management
presenters: Tyfanie Wineriter and Tony Saxman

Accessible Education Center (AEC) Presents: Reframing Diversity Through Disability
presenters: Veronica Vold, Tyan Taubner and Jeff Larson

 

Concurrent Workshops 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Suicide Prevention
presenters: Suzie Stadelman and Adria Godon-Bynum

Identifying and Learning from Best Practices
presenter: Chelsey Megli

Trust, Acknowledgment, and Collaboration Opportunities: An Employee Engagement Initiative
presenters: Tyfanie Wineriter, Kristin Smith, Garrett Stewart, and Kelsey Lunsmann

 

 

Category
Leadership, Management, Supervision
Department
HR/Professional Development
Restriction
Target audience: Officers of Administration
Published
Yes
Prerequisite
None defined.
Additional Information
None defined.

Sessions

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  • April 25, 2017 8:45am - 9:30am
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KEYNOTE: "Consistent Leadership and Management in a Constantly Changing Environment"
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Drawn from his successful corporate career and multiple volunteer leadership roles, Dave Petrone will discuss key themes around leadership and management. He believes that just as the strength of a person's character never changes, the strong leadership and management principles never change even though the world around us is in a constant state of flux. Using examples from his career, his experiences on corporate and nonprofit boards (including a variety of volunteer leadership roles at the University of Oregon since 1992) and his personal life, Dave will share lessons he has learned across many walks of life.
Dave Petrone
Location:
EMU - 214, Redwood Room
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  • April 25, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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IDENTIFYING AND LEARNING FROM BEST PRACTICES
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The term "best practices" is thrown out a lot in our professional world, but what does it actually mean to be best practice?

In this session you will learn how to recognize and define best practices for your area, build the right professional network to reach your goals, and adapt external practices to meet the specific needs of the University of Oregon. We will review the role of benchmarking, case studies, conference presentations, and institutional prestige in influencing best practices and programs.

The presentation will also detail the merits of and techniques behind utilizing both internal and external examples. This session will close with a working session on peer/aspirant peer identification and strength identification.
Chelsey Megli
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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THE LIFE OF A CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER
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Ever wonder what it would be like to be the Chief Business Officer ("CBO") of a major research institution? What does that really entail?

Recent studies project a massive wave of retirements of higher education CBO's in the coming years. While this will bring significant change and challenges in institutional leadership, it also represents a great opportunity for people hoping to step into this role.

In this session, Jamie Moffitt will share her experience working as the UO vice president for finance and administration / chief financial officer (CFO), talk about what experiences helped prepare her for the role, and answer questions about the rewards and challenges of taking on this type of position.
Jamie Moffitt
Location:
EMU - 214, Redwood Room
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  • April 25, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING DIFFICULT, UNPROFESSIONAL, AND OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR
Tips for successful de-escalation and intervention for both inside and outside the classroom.
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The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace requires us to focus on positive and measurable change. Rather than focusing on a particular member or group in our community, we focus on an environment where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard. Some topics and/or events on campus may accentuate differences between community members in ways that produce predictable disagreements. This presentation brings together best practices into a context of community engagement and standards on how do we build a learning community inside and outside the classroom that is productive, respectful, and inclusive of all its members.
Chief Carmichael and Sandy Weintraub
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 11:05am - 12:15pm
Description: Instructor:
SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING DIFFICULT, UNPROFESSIONAL, AND OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR
Tips for successful de-escalation and intervention for both inside and outside the classroom.
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The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace requires us to focus on positive and measurable change. Rather than focusing on a particular member or group in our community, we focus on an environment where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard. Some topics and/or events on campus may accentuate differences between community members in ways that produce predictable disagreements. This presentation brings together best practices into a context of community engagement and standards on how do we build a learning community inside and outside the classroom that is productive, respectful, and inclusive of all its members.
Chief Carmichael and Sandy Weintraub
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 11:05am - 12:15pm
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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: STRATEGIC INTERNATIONALIZATION AND YOUR UNIT
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This presentation will present the broad vision for internationalization at the University of Oregon, including an overview of all Office of International Affairs (OIA) activities and specific examples of how internationalization supports and is supported by OAs across campus. Specific suggestions for how units on campus-even those that feel far removed from international activities--may be able to support the broader UO Internationalization and Global Engagement goals will be included.

This presentation will also inform participants about the International Operations Working Group, outlining the key issues and goals addressed by this interdisciplinary work group, including how different departments inform and may be informed by the mission of this body. Participants will also learn how Working Group plans to address a wide range of international activities that create both challenges and possibilities UO students, faculty, and staff.
Dennis C. Galvan and Kathy Poole
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 11:05am - 12:15pm
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SUPERVISING: YOU'RE NOT ALONE. TAPPING INTO THE SUPPORT AROUND YOU
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Awareness of and access to resources to aid new and established leaders and supervisors in their work can sometimes be daunting and confounding. Join Maureen Procopio as she aims to help you sort it out a bit, sharing her experience of taking advantage of various options to help her in her evolution as a leader, manager and coach.

Through Maureen's experience leading a 15-member team in UO Advancement, she will share lessons and experiences that have helped her grow as a compassionate, thoughtful, effective leader of her team. Benefiting many professional development resources on campus as well as tapping into more informal ad hoc opportunities, have been invaluable in helping her with her professional growth.

As you begin figuring out how you can grow your own leadership and supervision skills, you'll leave this session with the message, Look around, you're not alone.
Maureen Procopio
Location:
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  • April 25, 2017 11:05am - 12:15pm
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CHANGE IS INEVITABLE, BUT CHAOS IS NOT: SUPPORTING STAFF THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
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In this session our presenters will share knowledge, best practices, and common obstacles that each has encountered in their respective positions, as they know a thing or two about change. A new dean, a new Integrated Library System, a new room management system, and the complete renovation and rebranding of the Price Science Commons & Research Library are just a few of the challenges UO Libraries has navigated in the last five years. Facing budgets cuts and staffing levels, employees must constantly evaluate services and resources to understand and favor the priorities and needs of users and to discard what is no longer relevant. Further, they must constantly acquire new skills in order to support users and programs in a flexible and efficient way. The presentation will help OAs in other departments on campus consider how they manage similar teams under similar circumstances.
Eric Clark and Lara Nesselroad
Location:
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  • April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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AN ENVIRONMENT OF CONTROL?
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Control environment...Is that a term that restricts or empowers? Are "boundaries" limiting, or do they more clearly define your sphere of influence, enhancing opportunities? What role does a department, or staff member play in creating and maintaining a healthy control environment?

This presentation will focus on the benefit of creating or reinforcing a healthy internal control environment...an environment for fully functioning systems that assure optimal use of resources and opportunities.

Many known business failures have occurred due to a lack of or weak internal control structure. We will discuss the following six principles of the control environment and how they relate to the UO: 1) integrity and ethical values; 2) management philosophy and operating styles (including culture); 3) organizational structure; 4) assignment of authority and responsibility; 5) human resource policies and practices; and 6) competence of personnel.
Trish Burnett, Amy Smith, Stephanie McGee and Katie Bumgardner
Location:
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  • April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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WHAT COULD GO WRONG? - A GUIDE TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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You were given the task of planning a birthday party. You discuss ideas with others, you start formulating a plan, and before you know it, it's time for the big bash! Unfortunately, things begin falling apart. This session will walk you through the elements of successful project management.

Project Management is a way of organizing a project to ensure the best possible outcome. The session will walk you through the identification and initiation of a project, to project planning, the execution, and finally closure.

We also will have provided the artifacts for our fictional birthday party as an outline to help attendees look at their own projects and see if Project Management works well for them, and as a basis if they are asked to be on a project in the future.
Tyfanie Wineriter and Tony Saxman
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION CENTER (AEC) PRESENTS: REFRAMING DIVERSITY THROUGH DISABILITY
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Disability is the one minority group that if we live long enough we can all expect to join; yet it is a minority experience that is frequently underrepresented in campus-wide diversity awareness and sensitivity efforts. One in twenty students at the University of Oregon is registered with the Accessible Education Center for disability-related services. We know that this statistic fails to reflect the total number of individuals throughout campus, including students, staff, and faculty that experience disability.

Our fellow OAs will take away an understanding of disability as an aspect of diversity that intersects with other minority experiences and enhances our community. With a clearer understanding of disability as a social justice issue, our fellow OAs will have a framework for promoting access and inclusion in their own work environments.
Veronica Vold, Tyan Taubner and Jeff Larson
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Description: Instructor:
IDENTIFYING AND LEARNING FROM BEST PRACTICES
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The term "best practices" is thrown out a lot in our professional world, but what does it actually mean to be best practice?

In this session you will learn how to recognize and define best practices for your area, build the right professional network to reach your goals, and adapt external practices to meet the specific needs of the University of Oregon. We will review the role of benchmarking, case studies, conference presentations, and institutional prestige in influencing best practices and programs.

The presentation will also detail the merits of and techniques behind utilizing both internal and external examples. This session will close with a working session on peer/aspirant peer identification and strength identification.
Chelsey Megli
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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SUICIDE PREVENTION
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Student mental health issues can affect academic performance, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors can impact an entire university.

Suicide is a leading cause of death among college and university students in the United States (Schwartz, 2006). In addition to the students who die by suicide, many others struggle with suicidal thoughts and other mental health problems.

Mental health issues often first appear between the ages of 18 and 24, so colleges are uniquely situated to help students (Kessler, Berglund, Demler, Jin, & Merikangas, 2005).

As OAs we can help be part of the safety net for students struggling with mental health concerns and suicidal thoughts. Students in distress often turn to those they know and trust. Our presentation will teach and prepare participants to identify and assist students who may be at risk for suicide; identify campus, community, and national resources, and know how to access appropriate professional referrals.
Suzie Stadelman and Adria Godon-Bynum
Location:
TBD
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  • April 25, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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TRUST, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES: AN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE
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According to the State of Global Workplace Gallup Report "87% of workers are 'not engaged' or 'actively disengaged' and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive. Actively disengaged employees continue to outnumber engaged employees by nearly 2-to-1."

To address the challenge of employee engagement and low morale, these panelists put together a pilot project to determine if engagement activities could effectively be used to increase employee engagement and morale. This presentation will share the results of the project and a set of tools that can be used to initiate change and increase employee engagement in your own organization.
Tyfanie Wineriter, Kristin Smith, Garrett Stewart and Kelsey Lunsmann
Location:
TBD