Professional Development

ELATE (Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering). 2015-2016.

ELATE is a leadership development program for senior women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and related disciplines.

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Leadership Training. 2011.

HERS provides leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. Topics in the two week immersive experience included: leading and managing change, negotiating, conflict management, budgeting and higher educational financial management, and legal issues in higher education.

IDEAL (Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership). 2009.

IDEAL provides a week-long training in leading faculty in development and implementation of program assessment, consistent with ABET.   Topics include: assessment fundamentals (outcomes, rubrics, surveys, documentation); change management (planning, communications, working with faculty); facilitation skills (management of groups, meeting agendas, leading teams).

Aldo Leopold Leadership Program. Fellow. 2009-2010. Reunion training 2010

A year-long fellowship that includes two weeks of intensive training in translation of knowledge to action through communication and leadership skill development. Topics include: building and leading teams; communications in print and social media; envisioning, planning and problem solving; working with congress; handling challenging conversations; strategic thinking and planning.   My blog post on Tips for Effective Meetings with Graduate Students was a top hit in 2015.

LEAD (Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity). 2008.

Weeklong workshop focused on learning practical strategies and tools to improve department culture and climate. Topics included: recruitment and selection of faculty; evaluation of faculty performance; conflict resolution; communication skills; managing up and down; mentoring for leadership.

WELI (Women in Engineering Leadership) Institute. 2006

One day workshop focused on understanding leadership roles and responsibilities, communication skills, and networking.