Educational Administrators Academy

Registration for the 2019/20 Educational Administrators Academy is Closed

Registrants prepaying with a university/college credit card may print the already
signed/completed ELA Advanced Payment Authorization Form for your records.

MISSION

In its 20th year, the mission of the ELA Educational Administrators’ Academy is to provide the rare opportunity for Higher Ed, Career Tech and K-12 administrators to interact and experience in-depth leadership development designed specifically for educational leaders.

ACADEMY GOALS

  • Leadership development for educational leaders comparable to that offered to many upper-level executives in successful organizations.
  • Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying personal leadership vision, mission, style, and values.
  • Learn strategies that improve health and wellness to maximize the quality of life and leadership practices.
  • Develop a range of leadership skills and abilities such as effectively managing change and conflict, understanding group dynamics, diversity awareness, building trust and motivating others.
  • Demonstrate communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others.
  • Understand legal and Human Resource policies and issues facing educational institutions.
  • Provide an opportunity for education professionals to network, learn and share best practices.

ACADEMY OUTCOMES

  • Knowledge and understanding of leadership essentials and demonstrate the ability to use leadership theories in the practice of leadership.
  • Take away a more complete understanding of how your behavior impacts peers, direct reports, supervisors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Have an expanded network of colleagues and professionals in education.

SESSION FORMAT

  • Information Presentation
  • Facilitate Discussion of Questions (Given ahead of time)
  • Case Study for each session
  • The June session starts at 7 p.m. on Monday and ends at 9:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday the session starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., Thursday’s session begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. Each remaining session is 1½ days, Tuesday nights and Wednesday, beginning at 6 p.m. the first night and ending around 2:30 p.m. the following day.

Before each session participants will be given a reading list, a case study, and a short list of questions that they should ask of their mentors. These should be completed before coming to the session. During the session, participants will have an opportunity to network with each other and share their solutions and answers to questions.

MENTORS

In many programs, a mentor is someone who is assigned to you for the duration of the program. In this program you will be given a suggested list of academic leaders to contact, at your institution or others, to ask questions related to their work and/or the case study.


Session 1 – June 24-27, 2019, Marriott Conference Center, Norman

Essentials for Leadership Excellence I

Participants will participate in a 360° multi-rater assessment with analysis; an in-depth analysis of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and an exercise to clarify their values. The session will also include discussions of the levels of leadership, the neuroscience of leadership, how to give and receive feedback, and discussions on managing your health and wellness to maximize the quality of life and leadership practices.

Facilitator: Dr. Shanna Teel, Founder, and CEO of Dr. Shanna Teel & Company, Inc., a leadership and talent development consulting firm.

Suggested Mentors: Experiences Chairs, Deans, and Human Resource personnel

Session 2 - September 10-11, 2019, OKC Downtown

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Self-Differentiated Leadership for 21st Century Teams

How can we successfully lead teams comprised of diverse members with divergent goals and in a political climate more polarized than ever? Rather than focus on team members’ behavior, this session asks participants to establish their own self-differentiated leadership that inspires and engages the teams for whom and to whom they are responsible.

Facilitator: Dr. Rhonda Dean Kyncl, Associate Dean for Students, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Suggested Mentors: Experienced Chairs, Deans

Session 3 - November 12-13, 2019, Tulsa

Managing Conflict

Using small-group and large-group discussions, simulations and role plays, mini-lectures, and other learning activities, participants will explore the most recent thinking on conflict management from the leaders in the field.

Facilitator: Dr. Christy Vincent, Professor, Mass Communications Department, University of Central Oklahoma

Suggested Mentors: Experienced Chairs, Deans, Legal Services, Human Resource personnel

Session 4 - January 14-15, 2020, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Legal & Human Resource Issues in Education

This session will cover a wide range of legal and Human Resource issues facing educational institutions and includes suggestions and perspectives that serve to facilitate effectiveness for administrators who must deal with the law’s impact on their campuses.

Facilitator: Dr. Jana Legako, A licensed attorney and human resources professional. Her career spans more than 25 years and has given her the opportunity to work in the three branches of Oklahoma education: common education, career-tech, and higher education.

Suggested Mentors: Experienced Chairs, Deans, Legal Services, Human Resource personnel

Session 5 – March 10-11, 2020, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Essentials for Leadership Excellence II

This multifaceted session, expanding on managing change, serves as a culminating leadership development experience for the participants.

Facilitator: Dr. Shanna Teel, Founder, and CEO of Dr. Shanna Teel & Company, Inc., a leadership and talent development consulting firm.

Suggested Mentors: Experienced Chairs, Deans, and Human Resource Personnel


TUITION

Registration Fee: $1,999.00 includes meals, lodging, and instructional materials for each session (Deadline to register: April 19, 2019). Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the session locations. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the session locations. The time spent out of class is an important part of the network participants will build; therefore the registration fee does not change if they do not use the lodging.


For more information contact:

Cary Williams
Director, Educators' Leadership Academy
Phone: (405) 974-5561 Email:  cwilliams56@uco.edu