This comprehensive workshop will present a variety of strategies for new front line administrators,
including chairs, directors, deans, and other organizational leaders. Activities throughout the day will
help participants to define their role as leaders and to develop cohesive teams.
Topics will include:
- Understanding leadership versus management in organizations
- Understanding yourself and how you work with others
- Building teams and working with diverse work styles
- Time management and work best practices
- Dealing with conflict
- Adapting to and guiding organizational change
The activities will be directed to small group interaction with time for sharing strategies as well as
applying new methods to real world examples. The afternoon session will encourage the sharing of
"best practices" learned from the group. Participants will receive a variety of written materials to use as guides and references, and additional opportunities to learn more about the Academy for Leadership
About the Presenter:
Bill Lamb, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bill Lamb is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. Until 2007, Bill was the Dean of Liberal Arts and Distance Learning at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, where he served in the role of assistant dean, department chair, and writing teacher. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University in 1984, and his Master of Arts degree in English literature from Pittsburg State University in 1974. His Bachelors degree is from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Lamb has received numerous awards including the Paul Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award in 2011. He is active in his local Rotary club and several community organizations. Additionally,
he is a member of the Leadership Editorial Board and a member of the Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development. He recently joined the IDEA Advisory Board. Dr. Lamb also has a number of publications and is a frequent presenter at international and regional conferences and workshops.
In this pre-conference session, Clifton Taulbert, noted educator and entrepreneur will delve into the impact of the “entrepreneurial mindset” on the “sustainability” of strategic objectives and how such a mindset can impact the expectations of self and of others.
According to Taulbert, leadership remains the critical factor in moving strategic objectives from concepts and ideas to marketplace reality. How leaders use their position and influence will in large part determine their success and the success of the projects they champion as well as the success of the people they lead.
Leaders send signals daily! Others watch for those signals and tend to react and make their adjustments accordingly—as their mindsets are challenged and transformed.
In this session, participants will be able to view “sustainability” through the lens of “I can ! and I will!”as they travel back to the 20th century to pick up some timeless and universal pointers. The engagement process will be designed so that each participant can leave with specific personal entrepreneurially driven strategies to fold into their leadership further ensuring “sustainability” of effort.” Our students become the big winners when “sustainability” becomes a way of life.
About the Presenter:
Clifton Taulbert is one of America's leading thought-leaders on the "Power of Community" and views community in the workplace as a powerful leadership asset. Taulbert was chosen by CNN at the turn of the millennium to represent one of the voices of 'Community.'
Taulbert, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Trustee for the University of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma) has been
recognized by Time Magazine as one of the nations outstanding Entrepreneurs. Taulbert participated in the
start-up of many companies, including being a member of the initial team that introduced Stair Master Exercise Systems to the world. He is also a former banker and advisory board member for Bank-One, now J. P. Morgan Chase, and currently serves as a Board member for ONB Bank and Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Prior to his present role as a highly sought after seminar leader and keynote speaker, Taulbert, in 1989, gained international recognition with the publication of the best selling memoir, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, which became a major motion picture and has been excerpted in middle school literature books throughout America. In addition to the Pulitzer-nominated, Last Train North which followed, Taulbert also authored several nationally recognized picture books for children and the widely acclaimed, Eight Habits of the Heart-- the principles which serve as the foundation for his company.
Taulbert believes that the Eight Habits of the Heart are essential for developing Leadership, Embracing Diversity, Mentoring and Delivering Commitment and Collaboration among teams. He also conveys to audiences around the world his very positive interpretations of bringing Respect, Affirmation and Inclusion into the corridors of the world's businesses through leadership that seeks to 'Brings Others Along' – Resulting in a workplace that builds and sustains personal fulfillment and greater productivity.
Now, this powerful message has made its way to the education arena through his most recent publication, Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators. In less than six-months, the book became a National Best Seller. It has also been awarded the USABookNews, 2006 Book of the Year Award for K12 Educators.
As a Keynote Speaker, Executive Workshop Facilitator and Leadership Seminar Leader, Taulbert has
delivered his powerful and timeless concepts to television audiences world-wide and to such clients as:
Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Pacific Coast Gas, Oklahoma Natural Gas, The National League of Cities,
U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the United States Supreme Court as a guest of Associate Justice Sandra
Day O'Connor, Social Security Administration, the DEA, ASTD, the Federal Executive Institute, CEP…and as
a guest lecturer at Darden Graduate School of Business, Memorial Health Care Systems, Capital One, the>
United States Air Force Academy, NEA and NABSE and many, many others.
He and his wife Barbara reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Advancing technology brings about change in organizations. Social media and innovative technology both influence and change the way we work and live. Lines of communication get shorter, geographic distance is no longer a barrier for cooperation, and hierarchical relationships are changing. To date we see a change from directive to interactive leadership. At the same time brain science, called the fifth revolution, is changing our perception of effective learning processes.
Therefore it is essential to develop creativity as a new core competence and a crucial skill. The traditional thinking methods within the educational sector have not changed for centuries. They no longer suit today’s rapidly changing world, which demands new concepts and ideas.
In this highly interactive and entertaining workshop you will get not only an overview of various sources of inspiration like Leonardo da Vinci, Daniel Pink, Edward de Bono, Howard Gardner and Gerard Puccio, but you will also get a hands-on experience in creative thinking techniques so that you can develop a long view and a sustainable future for yourself and your organization.
About these Presenters:
Coen Free, President, Koning Willem I College, The Netherlands
Coen Free is, already more than 20 years, President of Koning Willem I College ‘s-Hertogenbosch (a town in the south of the Netherlands); Koning Willem I College is considered one of the most innovative Community Colleges in Europe.
A special project of Koning Willem I College is School for the Future, a very innovative Research & Development Center for Teaching and Learning, e-Learning and Creative Thinking.
Coen Free is also President of the Dutch Consortium for Innovation, a sister organization of the American League for Innovation. He is member of the International Advisory Board of the Chair Academy. He is President of the European Foundation for Open and Digital Learning (EFODL) and Vice-president of the Dutch De Bono Foundation.
He publishes frequently journals and books his ideas about education in the 21st century. He has given guest lectures at numerous universities in Europe and he is also a well respected member of the community of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Because of his merits to the city of s-Hertogenbosch, he was elected Citizen of the Year and was also nominated as Citizen of the Century. In April 2006 he was knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Harry van der Schans, Director, Koning Willem I College, The Netherlands
Harry van der Schans is director of the De Bono Center of Expertise and senior trainer Creative Thinking. He works at Koning Willem I College, a Community College in the Netherlands, which has set out to incorporate creative thinking skills into the curriculum, guided mainly by the thinking techniques developed by Dr. Edward de Bono. Harry has been a certified De Bono trainer in Six Hats since 2004
and Lateral Thinking since 2005. He has also been trained in various other thinking techniques including Mindmapping, Memory training, Creative Problem Solving, Time Management, Scenario Studies. He holds a degree in Applied Linguistics from Radboud University and since 2004 he has trained and facilitated thousands of people in creative and critical thinking both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Frans van Gaal, Trainer, De Bono Center of Expertise, Koning Willem I College, The Netherlands
Frans van Gaal is a trainer/facilitator in thinking skills. He works for the De Bono Center of Expertise at Koning Willem I College, which has set out to incorprate creative thinking skills into the curriculum, guided mainly by the thinking techniques developed by Dr. Edward de Bono. Frans has been a certified De Bono trainer in Six Hats since 2004. His special interest is the concept of Multiple Intelligences from prof Howard Gardner.
In 1989 Frans took his doctoral degree in social history. He is mainly interested in social-economic and political history of the last 200 years. He has written books and articles on politics, labor relations, culture, soccer and labor movements.
As a trainer with a strong historical interest, Frans is exploring possibilities to use history as a resource for creativity. His favorite adage is: Creativity is not as much a matter of finding totally new materials, ideas or solutions. It’s more a matter of replacing existing things.