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Concurrent Session #2 - Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Presenter's Biographies

John Oughton: Mentoring and Coaching

John Oughton

Teaching can sometimes be a stressful occupation. Academic coordinators may not feel ready to counsel and guide faculty members whose teaching strategies, classroom management, and evaluation are being questioned by students or managers. Sometimes mentoring is the appropriate response, but in other situations a coaching approach may be more fruitful. Learn through a combination of group instruction, pair exercises, and a coaching demonstration.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize common areas in which faculty need mentoring/coaching

  2. Distinguish between mentoring and coaching approaches

  3. Iidentify and cope with affective factors that influence the success of coaching/mentoring (resistance, motivation, fear)

  4. Recognize the value of listening and powerful questions


Deanna Douglas - Student Advising: Creating Effective Conversations


This workshop is designed to review methods and techniques to enhance the student-advisor interaction and communication. At the end of this workshop, participants in this workshop will:

1. Discuss the elements of passionate advising by considering how to effectively structure the academic advising conversation

2. Explore emerging best practices for advising at-risk students

3. Consider ways to organize the academic advising conversation

4. Create a framework for advising with confidence and purpose

Virginia Harwood: Caught in the Middle - Coordinating & Team Building Amid Conflict


Together, we will explore:

  1. Together, we will explore:

    1. The kinds of conflict coordinators face;
    2. Common barriers to resolving conflict;
    3. Your own attitude toward conflict and negotiation;
    4. Approaches to elicit cooperation/collaboration in your work teams;
    5. The differences between positions and interests and between roles and responsibilities.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will have enhanced your ability to negotiate with team members by being able to:

  1. Identify the common causes of conflict within a program team;
  2. Project your own desire to collaborate;
  3. Assess the differences between the positions team members put forward and their underlying interests;
  4. Move people from competitive to cooperative communication.