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ACHE Summer & Fall 2020

WEBINAR SERIES

Beginning Wednesday, July 8th, ACHE will host a webinar series for Association members. Many of the topics are aimed at helping you work more effectively in the virtual environment. All sessions will begin at 12:00 noon EST.

July Sessions

July 8th

Best Practices for Planning Virtual Events 
Patti Spaniola,
Director of Conferences & Events
University of West Florida

Now that events, conferences and workshops have gone virtual, brush up on your planning skills to make the best use of this new event space. Virtual events can deliver all the same elements of an "in the room" event and more. Discover best practices for planning virtual events that engage, inspire and include your participants in this dynamic environment.

July 15th

Don't Let Zoom Slow You Down: Being Productive When Working Remote
Tina Marie Coolidge,
Program Manager II
Andrea Guy, 
Program Manager
Drexel University

Are you struggling with efficiency and effectiveness while working from home?  Let us help. We've been working remote since well before Covid 19, and there are some simple strategies for making your "working from home" life more manageable and efficient. 

July 22nd

Grit: When It Matters Most
Nick Eremita
Vice President, Strategic Enablement & Analytics
Southern New Hampshire University

Resilience and persistence are more important than ever. In a time of civil unrest, budget uncertainties, and a global pandemic; perspective-taking, a supportive environment and an ability to adapt and innovate are crucial professional tools. 


August Sessions

August 5th

Managing Teams from A Distance 
Susan Elkins,
Chancellor, Palmetto College
University of South Carolina

Continuing educators have often managed teams at distance work locations. These challenges of managing faculty and staff remotely have mushroomed in the current environment. With all or a majority of staff working remotely, this session hopes to provide some tips for maintaining team unity, managing projects, and evaluating work quality in the virtual environment. 

August 19th

Leading Sustainable Change in Higher Education

Valerie Delleville, 
Associate Dean, Bachelor of Applied Science - Business, Business Core, & Microcredentials

Western Governors University

Change is inevitable, and the pace of change in higher education is continually increasing. This session will focus on a number of different change theories, behaviors that we can adopt to better lead change, and best practices in leading sustainable and socially responsible change. Join us for learning how to navigate VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environments, and how to ensure your institution can thrive in a continuously changing higher education landscape.

August 26

Online Advising: The Art of Advising from a Distance

Amanda Colburn,
Program Manager
Alyson Demas, 
Program Manager
Drexel University

Supporting student success from a distance is no small task. However,by using important technological and motivational tools, a strong advisor or advising team can artfully coach students though a certificate or degree program.

September Sessions

September 2nd

The Art of Integrating Mindfulness as a Form of Self Care
Kyra Dukes,
Program Manager
Drexel University

In this session, you will learn how mindfulness plays a key role in your health and well-being. Join us to explore the many different ways how mindfulness can support you both personally and professionally. You will come out of this session with simple tips and tricks to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life. All experience levels are welcome to come with an open mind and leave with a fruitful heart.

September 9th

Personalized Support for Evening and Online Programs

Bill Boozang,

Associate Dean, Graduate & Professional Studies
Emmanuel College
Leah Ben-Ami,

Director of Learning
C-Space

In this webinar, Dr. Leah Ben-Ami and Dr. Bill Boozang  will reflect on highly effective virtual advising practices for evening, part-time and online students. From early college coursework to career advising, Drs. Ben-Ami and Boozang will discuss "what works" in assuring the continued succes of adult learners, many of whom balance professional and family demands with the demands of undergraduate and graduate coursework. 

September 16th

Remote Leadership: The Necessity of Agility in A Volatile World
Michael Edmondson
Dean,Professional Education & Lifelong Learning
New Jersey City University

This webinar explains the utility, function, and value of agility for anyone managing or leading in a remote environment. Today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world has created a dynamic, ever-changing, and hyper-competitive global marketplace, challenging managers to think differently. The apprehension of the present moment experiences by managers across industries, sectors, and markets demands a new way of understanding the nuances involved with navigating today’s chaos to achieve and sustain growth. Now is an opportune time for managers to become more agile and shift their position from one of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, or controlling to one of being a curator, architect, conductor, humanist, advocate, and pioneer. This shift from doing to being is paramount for the agile manager. Through a series of questions, exercises, and assessments, participants will increase their self-awareness, understand the necessity of an agile mindset, and recognize the changing dynamics involved with remote leadership in a volatile world. . 

September 30th

Feedback and Coaching: In Life and Online

Amy Johnson
Interim Associate Provost for Faculty & Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
East Tennessee State University

How effective at you at providing colleagues or students with specific actionable feedback? How do you prepare those you work with, live with, or learn with to receive feedback? What does feedback have to do with coaching?  In this session, you'll learn about some barriers to receiving feedback, how to request feedback, and how to provide feedback and coaching to others.

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