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  • Personal Development Series:

    Be the Boss Everyone Wants

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    • Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Management and Administration; Lifelong learning or continuous learning
    • Fee: Free (member); $99 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Many professionals struggle when it’s time to make the toughest psychological and emotional shift in their professional career – the one from a high-potential individual contributor to leader. In this presentation, you will learn practical, actionable research-based tips and advice from Dr. William Gentry, a leadership researcher, trainer, author, and Director of Career and Professional Development at High Point University. No matter if you are new to leadership or aspire to be a leader one day, Dr. Gentry will help you understand the science, practice, and art of leadership.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Define and articulate your personal “script” of success as an individual contributor;
      • Examine variances between serving as a contributor and a leader; 
      • Flip the script using evidence-based leadership strategies; and
      • Explore and use a toolkit of activities, exercises, and job aids to support emerging leaders and their development.
    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation, supplemental materials, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "I'd Like To" option next to the Be the Boss Everyone Wants listing in MyNACE > Purchase History. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar's completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenter

      William Gentry

      William Gentry, Director, Career & Professional Development, High Point University

      William A. (Bill) Gentry, Ph.D. is an industrial-organizational psychologist with a specialty of researching and helping new leaders. Currently, he is the Director of Career and Professional Development and the Director of the Siegfried Leadership Fellows Program at High Point University. Bill has amassed more than 70 academic presentations, published more than 40 academic articles, and wrote the best-selling book Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). Before coming to High Point University, Bill worked for more than a decade at the Center for Creative Leadership.


    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team via e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.