The Politics of Leading Change Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
11 am PT | 12 pm MT | 1 pm CT | 2 pm ET
Panelists: Ande Durojaiye, Vice Provost and Dean of Miami University Regionals, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science
David Craig, Leadership Team of Effective Practices for Physics Programs & Associate Professor of Physics, Oregon State University
Susan Singer, Provost & Professor of Biology, Rollins College
Gabriela Weaver, Assistant Dean for Student Success Analytics & Professor of Chemistry, Univ. of Massachusetts –Amherst
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This webinar is part of a series dedicated to examining the politics of leading change.
As change leaders, we often come up against challenges we call "politics". In this panel discussion, four leaders in a variety of academic positions across the country will break open the black box of how they approach political issues. This panel discussion is aimed a change leaders of all types in academia. We welcome questions from the audience submitted during registration and will plan the panel discussion accordingly. We also welcome participants to join us for the informal discussion that follows this panel discussion on April 29.
Please watch this Elrod video (17:28-34:22) before the event. It's not a requirement for attending the event, but will help prepare you for the panel!
We welcome change leaders of all types.
In these events, we hope to facilitate a discussion of change politics-related themes, including:
- Power and authority – or leading up, down and sideways in the structures and hierarchies present at institutions of higher education
- Working with factions or unions – or developing and leveraging solidarity
- How to deal with difficult interpersonal dynamics on a group level, especially when there are valid concerns and good faith efforts on all sides
- How to determine when to push back vs. listen quietly
- How to balance inclusiveness vs. urgency for change in decision-making
- What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know by Joan C. Williams, Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al.
- Kotter's 8-Stage model if you haven't seen it. https://www.kotterinc.com/8-step-process-for-leading-change/
- Diffusion of Innovations - Everett Rogers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations
- Getting to Yes
Time - 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Duration - 60 minutes
Format - Online web presentation via Zoom web meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for more information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Bradlee Cotton (email@example.com) if you have any technical questions about this event.
Ande Durojaiye, Vice Provost and Dean of Miami University Regionals, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science
Oregon State University
David Craig is Associate Head of the Department of Physics at Oregon State University. His research interests are in the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum gravity, and quantum cosmology. Dr. Craig received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, before becoming a National Research Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. Craig conducted research and taught at the University of Minnesota, Morris, Hamilton College, and the State University of New York prior to joining the faculty at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, where he was chair of the department of physics and director of engineering programs for twelve years. Dr. Craig served as a member of the APS Committee on Education and as a consultant to APS on the work which led to the formation of the EP3 Project before moving to Oregon State University.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst