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  • Management Leadership Institute 2022

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    • Date: July 10 - 15, 2022
    • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA

    • Career Level: Intermediate-level career services professionals (new and aspiring directors)
    • Competency: Management and Administration
    • Fee: Single Room - $2,585 (member); $3,230 (nonmember)

      Double Room - $2,360 (member); $2,950 (nonmember)
      Commuter Rate - $1,850 (member); $2,315 (nonmember)

    • Summary

      Join friends and colleagues at the 2022 NACE Management Leadership Institute for in-person learning that’s always the most energetic and impactful. Class size limited to 100 participants.

      The career services profession is evolving, informed by changes in our cultural, expectations among higher education leaders and students, demands for an equitable and inclusive student' experience, and a transformation in employer relations. Now more than ever before, career services leadership plays a critical role in contribution to institutional effectiveness and student success. The MLI curriculum, taught and facilitated by nationally recognized faculty, is designed to deliver substantive and timely strategies and practices for leading and contributing to successful career services initiatives.

      Learn evidence-based leadership strategies to excel within the field of career services. Pave your way to greater organizational success. Designed for emerging and aspiring leaders, you’ll acquire the leadership skills needed to contribute to and build a stronger and successful career services team.

      Who should attend? Intermediate-level career services professionals aspiring to advance in their careers.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Learn leadership and motivation skills useful for peer management and managing direct reports;
      • Explore best practices in career center management;
      • Discover how you can add value and balance to your career center’s missions and goals through strategic management;
      • Identify new methods of raising the visibility of your career center within the university setting;
      • Learn the ins and outs of financial management;
      • Examine timely ethical issues affecting career services and recruiting; and
      • Build a valuable network of colleagues in the career services profession.

      In addition, you'll know how to:

      • Describe The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership;
      • Differentiate between management and leadership;
      • Examine and model behaviors of exemplary leaders;
      • Analyze the meaning and value of individual leadership;
      • Construct an action plan to develop and expand your leadership skills;
      • Analyze LPI as instrument to measure leadership;
      • Identify leadership behavior threads; and
      • Evaluate individual leadership rankings.

    • Event Schedule

      Schedule (Course content and times subject to change)


      Sunday, July 10, 2022
      Arrivals and Check-in
      Evening – informal meet up

      Monday, July 11, 2022
      8 a.m. – Noon – The Five Practices of Leadership/LPI Inventory
      Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch
      1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Principals &  Ethical Issues in Career Center Management

      Tuesday, July 12, 2022
      8 a.m. – Noon – Strategic Planning
      Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch
      1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – NACE Competencies for Career Readiness

      Wednesday, July 13, 2022
      8 a.m. – Noon – Budgeting & Finance
      Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch
      1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Transformation Leadership by Design

      Thursday, July 14, 2022
      8 a.m. – Noon – Strategic Communication & Innovative Marketing
      Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch
      1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Employer & External Relations

      Friday, July 15, 2022
      8 a.m. – Noon – Personal & Professional Development; Certificate Completion
      Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch

       

    • Session Descriptions

      The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® & Leadership Practices Inventory

      Participants will develop their understanding of leadership as an observable set of skills and articulate how the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership significantly impact their organization and team to increase commitment, engagement, and performance.

      In this interactive session, the focus is on you. Using the results from the Leader Practices Inventory 360 assessment (LPI), participants will analyze the frequency of leadership behaviors as perceived by colleagues, staff, and supervisors, and describe how the frequency of leadership behaviors contributes to gaining organizational and staff buy-in. Participants will draw a correlation between personal values and leadership philosophy to construct an action plan for continued professional development.

      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Understand and describe the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership;
      • Evaluate leadership rankings of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership;
      • Develop understanding of the LPI as a leadership development tool;
      • Discuss areas and measurement methodology for the LPI;
      • Describe emotional intelligence and its impact on leadership;
      • Recognize the meaning and value of individual leadership;
      • Identify your own leadership strengths;
      • Identify areas for improvement;
      • Discuss the opportunities to take risks needed for growth; and
      • Create an action plan for the next steps in your development as a leader.

      Presenter: Branden Grimmett, Associate Provost, Career and Professional Development, Loyola Marymount University

      Strategic Planning for Career Services: Laying a Foundation for Success

      Like many practitioners, you may find yourself faced with increasing demands and deliverables. The key to meeting those demands is through strategic management and planning. Attendees will explore the strategic planning process and develop an understanding of core components necessary to increase organizational effectiveness and success using a collaborative leadership approach. Attendees will develop a strategic framework that will identify current organizational issues, including barriers to the process, and learn methods to overcome obstacles.
      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Understand basic elements of strategic planning;
      • Apply strategic planning concepts to the unique challenges in your own career center; and
      • Develop the foundation for your strategic plan.

      Presenter: Suzanne Helbig, Associate Vice Provost, University of California – Irvine Division of Career Pathways

      Transformative Leadership by Design

      Current and future trends in higher education require career services directors to exhibit transformative and impactful leadership skills beyond day-to-day operational management activities. Tomorrow’s career services leaders are expected to articulate a vision for the future of their program, design a strategic roadmap for their campus community, activate internal teams and external networks and resources around a common purpose, scale-up efforts and maximize engagement through innovative technology and data integration, and use creative branding and communication methods to communicate the story of their program successes and challenges to their various stakeholders. Using the tenets of transformative leadership and design thinking as a backdrop, this interactive course will focus on building the essential knowledge and skills to lead future paradigms of college career services.
      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Articulate steps to develop a vision for the future and strategic plan using transformative leadership and design thinking methods;
      • Use effective methods of communication to lead others toward institutional vision and strategic goals;
      • Identify and apply different styles of situational leadership; and
      • Implement steps to lead change.

      Presenter: Branden Grimmett, Associate Provost, Career and Professional Development, Loyola Marymount University

      NACE Competencies for Career Readiness

      How will the revised career readiness competencies move us forward in building a successful workforce? Two years in the making, the revisions reflect the work of a member task force, research conducted by NACE in partnership with SkillSurvey, and recommendations gathered through the NACE membership. The session will provide an overview of the revisions, share highlights about the work of the task force and the research into behaviors associated with the competencies, and review implications for developing talent.

      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Understand the eight core competencies that employers seek in job applicants;
      • Develop a framework for incorporating the competencies into career readiness curriculum;
      • Create a plan to communicate  competency development to campus and university stakeholders.

      External & Employer Relations

      External and employer relations partnerships are an essential and valuable part of career services. As participants think about enhancing these relationships, you’ll be asked key questions: Why should these employers want to work with you? How will you reach out? What will you say? How do you organize and track outreach? This interactive session will bring clarity to these dilemmas  to help participants identify opportunities to enhancing  their relationships with employers.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Create an outreach campaign with criteria for identifying employer targets; 
      • Consider and incorporate  diversity and inclusion as core components to relationship management; Asses and track outreach efforts; and 
      • Interpret data to create leverage with your college or university. 

      Presenter: Larry Jackson, Associate Director, Counseling & Programs, University of California – Berkeley

      Strategic Financial Planning and Budget Management for Career Services

      As the economic model for higher education comes under increasing scrutiny from many quarters, becoming an adept financial planner and budget manager is critical to the success of career services leaders . Understanding the fundamentals of college and university budgeting practices, developing savvy financial management skills, exploring creative ways of generating new resources and integrating budget with annual  and strategic planning are essential to leadership in career services. Drawing from current events, case studies, and interactive problem solving, participants will improve budget and finance strategies for departmental success.

      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Explore pricing, ROI, and financial climate for higher education and its impact on career services;
      • Identify best practices for financial planning and budget management in the current context;
      • Generate creative solutions for stewarding current resources and cultivating new revenue opportunities; and
      • Develop and align connections within budgeting, annual goal setting, strategic planning and resource advocacy.

      Presenter: Ja’Net Glover, Senior Director of Career Services, University of Florida – Career Connections Center

      Ethical Issues in Career Center Management

      Practitioner consideration and understanding of myriad ethical and legal issues is vital for successful career center management, particularly in policy development and implementation. This session will consider key ethical issues in professional practices, and related NACE resource and case studies will be presented for policy development exercises.
      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Differentiate between legal and ethical issues;
      • Understand the salient NACE resources for addressing ethical issues in professional practice; and
      • Examine case studies for key ethical issues and develop related policy recommendations.

      Presenter: Ja’Net Glover, Senior Director of Career Services, University of Florida – Career Connections Center

      Strategic Communications & Innovative Marketing

      Successfully marketing your career center involves an integrated communications and marketing plan along with cohesive brand messaging and innovative approaches. This session reviews the required fundamentals for launching a long-term approach to your  strategic communications and marketing efforts. 

      Following this session, you will be able to:

      • Develop or refine a strategic communications and marketing plan; 
      • Explore innovative marketing approaches and best practices; 
      • Apply design thinking to storytelling for influence;
      • Identify strategies to strengthen and leverage your career center brand; and 
      • Assess results and make data-informed decisions.

      Presenter: Evangeline Kubu, Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at Princeton University

      Personal Development for Professional Growth

      In today’s rapidly changing environment, personal and professional success depends on the collective capacity to understand what is meant by building on the best , imagining what can be, and creating what will be. Participants will be introduced to a method of positive planning that is rooted in a process of discovery.
      To achieve this self-directed plan, participants will use a tool that is new to most people—appreciative inquiry. Appreciative inquiry is a way to rediscover and tap into our core strengths and highest potentials. Appreciative inquiry helps us develop our self-talk in a constructive way; encourages us to bring out the best qualities in serving our organizations; and helps us develop the goals, dreams, and action steps that support the future of our careers.

      Following this program, you will be able to: 

      • Create an outreach campaign with criteria for identifying employer targets; 
      • Assess and track outreach efforts; and 
      • Interpret data to create leverage with your college or university. 
      • Identify the principles and processes of positive planning;
      • Use appreciative inquiry to examine your best qualities in service to your organization; and
      • Develop a self-directed plan for mapping your goals, dreams, and action steps to move your career forward.

      Presenter: Théres W. Stiefer, Ed.D., Higher Education Consultant

      *Presenters are subject to change.

    • Registration Information

      Class Size

      Class size is limited to 100 participants to maximize the educational value of the program.

      Hotel and Travel Information

      MLI 2022 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Your hotel room is included in your paid registration fee. Please do not call the hotel to make your reservation. NACE staff will be making your hotel reservation for the entire program.

      If you wish to extend your stay before or after, notify Megan Ogden, mogden@naceweb.org.

      Airport Information/Transportation to the Hotel

      Pittsburgh International Airport offers taxi service to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown.

      Driving Directions & Parking

      Directions by car. Parking is available on-site at a daily rate of $26.

      Single Room

      For a single room, tuition is $2,585 for NACE members ($3,230 for nonmembers). This rate includes a single hotel room for five nights, continental breakfast (five days), lunch (four days), breaks (five days), opening night class dinner (Monday), and participant materials and assessments used during the program.

      Double Room

      For a double room, tuition is $2,360 for NACE members ($2,950 for nonmembers). This rate includes a shared double room for five nights, continental breakfast (five days), lunch (four days), breaks (five days), opening night class dinner (Monday), and participant materials and assessments used during the program.

      Commuter Rate

      For commuters, tuition is $1,850 for NACE members ($2,315 for nonmembers). This commuter rate includes daily breakfast, lunch, and breaks, and participant materials and assessments used during the program; no hotel room is included.

      Cancellation/Substitution Policy

      All cancellation/substitution requests must be made in writing. Send requests to events@naceweb.org or call 610.625.1026 for assistance.

      Cancellation

      • NACE’s focus is on the health and safety of our attendees who plan on attending the Management Leadership Institute (MLI) in Pittsburgh, PA. We continue to monitor COVID19 safe meeting protocols. NACE has updated our credit and refund policies to support our members.
      • Cancellation requests due to illness or emergency may be sent to events@naceweb.org and the full registration amount paid will be credited to your NACE account.
      • Non-illness or non-emergency cancellations received on or before April 10, 2022 are refundable but subject to a $100 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received after April 10, 2022 nonrefundable. A credit equal to the value of the cancelled registration, less the $100 administrative fee, will be issued and will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
      • No-shows at MLI are not eligible for a credit or refund.
      • In the event MLI is cancelled due to COVI19, NACE will automatically issue a credit to your NACE account for the amount of your paid registration. Your credit protects your budget dollars and can be used on any NACE product, service, or event. If you would prefer a refund, please submit your request in writing to nacepayments@naceweb.org.

      Before April 29, 2022 you can transfer your registration to a colleague by following these steps:

      Substitution

      • Submit your request in writing to events@naceweb.org by April 29, 2022. Include your registration confirmation with your written request.
      • Only one transfer is allowed per original registration.
      • Please note there may be additional charges if the membership status of the substitute is different than the registrant.

      Due to required pre-work that all program participants must complete, no substitution requests will be accepted after April 29, 2022. (Please note: NACE reserves the right to deny substitution requests.)

      In light of the ongoing pandemic, your safety is our paramount concern. NACE strongly encourages all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in advance of MLI22. NACE will follow all relevant protocols including local, state, and CDC guidelines as we work closely with the training venue to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

      Additional information will be provided to MLI22 attendees closer to the event date.

    • Presenters

      Branden Grimmett

      Branden Grimmett, Associate Provost, Career and Professional Development, Loyola Marymount University

      Branden joined Loyola Marymount University as associate provost in June 2015, where he leads the LMU Career and Professional Development team. In this role he oversees the office responsible for successfully launching all LMU undergraduate and graduate students into their professional careers. 98% of LMU undergraduate and 99% of graduate students from the Class of 2021 were employed, enrolled in graduate school, or pursuing post-graduate service within six months of graduation.

      A frequent conference presenter and speaker, Branden specializes in inclusive leadership, implicit bias mitigation, and student career development. His expertise in DEI, employability, and COVID-19 careers has been highlighted by the Los Angeles Business Journal, SoundCloud, ABC7, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Marketplace, and the Lawlor Review. Branden was the 2020 recipient of the Diversity and Inclusion Award, given annually by MPACE (Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers) to an individual committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

      Before joining LMU, Branden served as the founding director of the Piper Center for Vocation and Career at St. Olaf College, charged by the president to transform the center into an innovative, results-oriented career center. Prior to St. Olaf, Branden served as associate director of career services at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. At Tufts he worked closely with employers such as NATO, the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, Capitol Hill and the Central Intelligence Agency, supporting student career pathways in defense, energy, intelligence, politics, think tanks and trade. Branden has also held positions at Harvard University, Brill Neumann Associates, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and WorldTeach.

      Branden received his Ed.D. in higher education administration from the University of Southern California, and his dissertation researched how Black, Latino/a, and Asian American presidents and provosts at predominantly white institutions navigated their universities in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. He received his M.T.S. from Harvard University in theological studies, and his B.A. in music and religion from St. Olaf College.

      Branden is a member of AABHE (American Association of Blacks in Higher Education), NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), MPACE, the National Career Services Benchmarking Group, CLASIC (Consortium of Liberal Arts Schools and Independent Colleges), the Jesuit Career Consortium, and several LMU identity-based affinity groups, where he serves as the co-lead of the President’s Black Leadership Advisory Council and a member of the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network Council. Branden is chair of the board of Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a national post-graduate service organization. He also serves as the vice chair of the board of Invertigo Dance Theatre, a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company.

      TJa’Net Glover

      Ja’Net Glover, Senior Director of Career Services, University of Florida – Career Connections Center

      Ja’Net Glover currently serves as the Senior Director for the Career Connections Center at the University of Florida (UF). Over the past 17 years, she has supported the career development and recruitment of students in the state university system by fostering strong relationships with students, corporate and campus partners. She leads a team of 33 full-time professionals and provides oversight for the university’s comprehensive, centralized career development operation serving more than 56,000 students and 20,00 employers. In 2018, Glover concluded leading the department through a $9.6 million facility renovation and expansion project. Currently, she is leading several initiatives focused on enhancing the quantity, quality and access of high-impact practices, career education networks, and employment options available for UF candidates. She is a double gator, and this year will mark her 15th year anniversary employed with the University of Florida.

      Suzanne Helbig

      Suzanne Helbig, Associate Vice Provost, University of California – Irvine Division of Career Pathways

      Suzanne served on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Board of Directors and her NACE involvement includes co-chairing committees; presenting at NACE’s inaugural Executive Leadership Symposium; delivering numerous annual conference presentations; and authoring articles and a book chapter.

      Suzanne served on the Board of Directors of MPACE (Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers) and was awarded its Outstanding Service Award in 2017. Suzanne was the Programme Chair for Global Career Services Summits in 2021 (online), 2020 (Singapore) and 2018 (Newcastle, UK). Suzanne and has been invited to speak at conferences in England, Ireland, Japan, and China. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, Fox News, ABC News, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine, New American Media, and the Orange County Register.  Suzanne holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. 

      Larry Jackson

      Larry Jackson, Associate Director, Counseling & Programs, University of California – Berkeley

      Jackson is associate director for counseling and programs at the career center at University of California Berkeley. Previously, he was assistant director for student career advising at Northwestern University.

      Jackson’s NACE involvement includes co-chairing the 2019 Conference Program Committee as well as serving as a member on the Honors and Awards Committee, Inclusion Committee, Future of Skill Development and Hiring Task Force, and First Destination Task Force. He also received the 2017 NACE/Spelman Johnson Rising Star Award for his contributions to the NACE organization and career services field.

      Jackson received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bradley University. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a counseling specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

      Evangeline Kubu

      Evangeline Kubu, Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at Princeton University

      Associate Dean and Director Kubu provides strategic vision and leads the efforts of the Graduate School in developing a comprehensive and integrated model of professional development to engage all graduate students and prepare them with the skills and competencies needed for career success across all fields of endeavor. She and her team spearheaded the GradFUTURES® campus-wide initiative to ensure that professional development is an intrinsic and transformative part of graduate education at Princeton.

      Eva has more than two decades of leadership experience within the field of higher education career services. Prior to joining the Graduate School, Eva served as Director of Career Services at Princeton where she helped lead a structural reimagination and expansion of the career center serving all undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. She oversaw a management team responsible for career advising, educational and experiential programming, employer relations/on-campus recruiting, marketing and communications, alumni engagement, technology, assessment, and finance. Earlier in her career, Eva managed marketing and communications for the three regional career centers of Rutgers University. She was also the managing partner of an executive coaching firm and served as the associate director of career services and adjunct faculty member at DeVry University. As a consultant, Eva has collaborated with institutions and organizations in the United States and abroad on a range of career and leadership development programs.

      An early adopter and evangelist of social media use in higher education, Eva has conducted three nationwide research studies regarding the use of social media in the career services field and ways to leverage social platforms for constituent engagement, community building, and professional development.

      Eva has earned multiple awards for innovation throughout her career including Princeton University's Donald Griffin Management Award, the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Innovation Excellence Award, the Metropolitan New York Career Placement Officers’ Association Award for Innovative Career Center Programming, the DeVry University Innovative and Creative Teaching Award, and the DeVry University President's Award.

      She currently serves as a faculty member for the Management Leadership Institute of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. She is a member of the Graduate Career Consortium, the Society of Human Resource Managers and the American Association of University Women, among others. Eva also served on the board of directors for Dress for Success Central New Jersey where she assisted in developing a strategic plan for the expansion of the organization to serve disadvantaged women in seven counties across the state.

      Eva received a B.A. in psychology from Rutgers and an M.S. in higher education administration from Drexel University. She also holds a mini-MBA certificate in social media marketing from Rutgers Business School.

      Théres W. Stiefer

      Théres W. Stiefer, Ed.D., Higher Education Consultant

      Theres Stiefer has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, adult and lifelong learning, positive psychology, career development, and, most recently, talent development and HR strategy innovation in retail. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Arkansas and a cultural anthropologist for Walmart Stores, Inc. She has delivered workshops and keynote speeches across the United States and Canada.

      Stiefer served as president of both the Oklahoma and Southwest Associations of Colleges and Employers. She also served on the National Association of Colleges and Employers executive board and has been a faculty member for the past 10 years in the NACE Management Leadership Institute. In 2007, she earned lifetime honorary membership to the Southwest Association of Colleges and Employers and, in 2006, the organization bestowed upon her its highest award granted, the John M. Brooks Award for Distinguished Service.

      Stiefer is an avid community servant and her projects include everything from disaster relief and animal rescue to Little League coaching. She has worked for the Red Cross Disaster Relief, Salvation Army as a volunteer, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

      Matthew Brink

      Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, NACE

      Matthew Brink is assistant executive director for programs and services for the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He oversees professional development services, meetings and events, and all research initiatives. An experienced professional in the field, Brink has overseen career services in a variety of institutions, including, most recently, the University of Delaware, and has been active in employer-focused activities.

      Shawn VanDerziel

      Shawn VanDerziel, Executive Director, NACE

      As executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Shawn VanDerziel leads the association of 13,000+ professionals at more than 3,000 employing organizations and educational institutions engaged in the career development and the employment of college students and alumni.

      Prior to joining the NACE staff, Shawn was with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago for 23 years, where he most recently served as chief human resources officer and as chief of staff. His earlier roles included corporate recruiting with Norrell Corporation and a position in higher education as associate director of student enrollment at National Louis University.

      *Presenters are subject to change.

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