Spanning Boundaries in Your Institution and Community: Enhancing Your Leadership Skills

Posted by New York Campus Compact on March 7, 2016

In partnership with NYCC, we invite you to register for this upcoming retreat which has a theme of Spanning Boundaries in Your Institution and Community: Enhancing Your Leadership Skills. Campus Compact focused on a similar theme several years ago at a national network meeting for state CC executive directors. We have noticed in working with all of you how relevant this topic is to your daily work AND in addressing the challenges that all of our institutions face. The foundation for our time together is drawn from “Boundary Spanning Leadership”, Chris Ernst and Donna Chroot-Mason and published by the Center for Creative Leadership.

Our purpose is simple: To provide space and time for professional development, reflection, and networking for civic engagement practitioners. We define civic engagement practitioner as any faculty, staff, or senior student leadership who are critical to the success and operations of your civic engagement program.

Our goals are to 1) identify common boundaries, 2) explore and test out boundary spanning practices, and 3) to foster a community of practice that spans the boundaries of state lines. We hope to focus our time together toward highlighting your institutional leadership, maximizing our collective ability to collaborate, and strengthening our potential to address the critical issues facing higher education today.

Who should attend? Anyone, including your “junior level” staff members who you think would benefit from focused and relaxed time together and with other professionals in our field.

What does the agenda look like? We will focus the formal “content” of the retreat on exploring and practicing the principles of boundary spanning leadership. However, we will intersperse a healthy mix of World Café discussions throughout our time together. For those of you unfamiliar with World Café process, these are sessions when the expertise in the room defines the conversations that you want to have and the topics that you want to learn more about.

If there is one question that we would like us all to address, it is this: We are the field; where do we want to take it? Where does it need to be taken?

NYCC is hosting registration and you may register here: Space is limited, so register sooner than later.

This is going to be an exciting and imaginative retreat. We hope to see you there!

Laurie Worrall (Executive Director, NYCC)

Char Gray (Executive Director, PACC)

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