Advanced Leadership Program Session Descriptions

 

Team-Building Retreat

The primary intent of this day-long, off-site teambuilding session is to create a collective climate of enquiry, discovery, reflection and candor as a precursor to the series of leadership workshops that follow. We will be working in a variety of teams throughout the day and, in many instances, in an outdoor setting. These experiential, “hands-on” projects will provide you with the opportunity to test some assumptions, and to further develop your organizational and team skills in situations devoid of the pressures of your usual working environment, while having some fun together! So as to actively involve everyone, there will be no strenuous "initiative tests" or “ ropes courses” as these highly interactive projects will require minimal physical ability - the emphasis will be on addressing your issues and challenges as leaders. 

During your session, we will make time to identify and explore correlations between the different projects and your work at the College so as to enable you to refine key team/leadership skills in a learning environment designed to be both insightful, and of practical benefit back at Rollins.

 
Facilitator: Brian Jackson


Adaptive Leadership I

Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing yourself and others to tackle tough challenges and thrive. The most common failure of leadership today is treating adaptive challenges as if they are technical problems. During this highly interactive 2 session series, leaders will learn the basic foundations of exploring real world leadership situations. Leading adaptive work is not for the faint-hearted, yet it is crucial for success in the 21stcentury. You will learn important tools to help you in your leadership role including:

  • Identifying the purpose of the work
  • Getting on the balcony
  • Capturing the focus
  • Raising and lowering the ‘heat’
  • Providing a holding container
  • Standing in the Tragic Gap
  • Take Meaningful Action

During Session 1, leaders will identify a key leadership dilemma that they are currently facing. Through a structured process, leaders will receive multiple perspectives and identify specific actions to take.


Facilitator: Rick Bommelje


Adaptive Leadership II

Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing yourself and others to tackle tough challenges and thrive. The most common failure of leadership today is treating adaptive challenges as if they are technical problems. During this highly interactive 2 session series, leaders will learn the basic foundations of exploring real world leadership situations. Leading adaptive work is not for the faint-hearted, yet it is crucial for success in the 21stcentury. You will learn important tools to help you in your leadership role including:

  • Identifying the purpose of the work
  • Getting on the balcony
  • Capturing the focus
  • Raising and lowering the ‘heat’
  • Providing a holding container
  • Standing in the Tragic Gap
  • Take Meaningful Action

During Session 2, leaders will debrief specific actions that they have taken during the 2-week period.
 
Facilitator: Rick Bommelje


Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand and use the power of our emotions wisely.  This session is intended to enhance our awareness of Why We behave the Way We Do – as it relates to our emotions - and extending ourselves to better understand the needs of others and using our emotional intelligence to improve our interactions.  Specific objectives of this session include:

  • Understanding emotional intelligence and its importance to our personal and professional success
  • Using the power of our emotions wisely and with intention
  • Using our emotional intelligence to manage relationships and improve decision making
  • Increasing our capacity to lead with emotional intelligence

Facilitator: Glenn Brome


Transformational Coaching/Coaching for Results

This workshop session will teach and train leaders about the different and more effective approaches to: command and control, supervision, management, directing and delegating work, motivating employees and managing up- to the new model of transformational coaching of employees for maximum engagement and professional development of their employees given their unique skills for advancement and career development.

Facilitator: Mark Freeman


Leading for Employee Engagement

How do we engage the hearts and minds of Rollins staff and inspire them towards our vision and mission?  How do we build a committed workforce?  How do we create a culture of high performance accountability?  These are among the key questions that will be examined in this session.

Employee engagement can be broadly defined as employees consistently acting in the best interests of the organization. Linked to critical outcomes including absenteeism, turnover, student and customer satisfaction, and operational performance, employee engagement is a vital driver of Rollins’ bottom-line performance.

In this session participants will:

  • Increase their awareness of the business case of employee engagement
  • Explore its relevance to Rollins specifically
  • Identify personal and organizational opportunities to enhance level of engagement

Facilitator: Brian Jackson


Leadership Legitimacy

Leaders gain legitimacy when they are accepted by and influential with the people who they serve.  Without legitimacy, leaders cannot mobilize support to strengthen and improve their organization.  There are six mistakes leaders make that undermine their legitimacy and often cost them their jobs.  They are:1) failing to understand, appreciate, and fit into the organization’s culture; 2) managing poorly; 3) losing social capital; 4) being inattentive; 5) acting without consultation; 6) behaving unethically. Each of these pitfalls can be avoided with foresight and planning.

Facilitator:  Rita Bornstein, Ph.D., President Emerita & Cornell Professor of Philanthropy and Leadership Development


Coaching Roundtable

Participants will disclose the elements of their personal and professional development plans with their peers in the ALP program in order to gain peer support for their developmental plans. Peers will be assigned to assist leaders based upon their expertise and strength in the areas of developmental opportunities of others. Peer coaching pairings will be made to enhance skill development. Participants will learn and execute on the 8 dimensions of leadership.

Facilitator: Mark Freeman

For More Information:


Matt Hawks
Human Resources Director
mhawks@rollins.edu
407.646.2104

Oriana Jimenez
Human Resources Associate
oguevara@rollins.edu
407.646.2356

David Zajchowski
Human Resources Manager
dzajchowski@rollins.edu
407.646.2105