Empowering a Community of Excellence

2012 Staff Leadership Summit Presentations & Resources

Presentations & Resources


MORNING KEYNOTE

Strengths . . . And How They Make Life Better

  • Shane Lopez, PhD, Senior Scientist in Residence at Gallup & Research Director for Clifton Strengths School

STRENGTHS & THE UNIVERSITY’S STRATEGIC PLAN

Introduction

  • Jeffrey Vitter, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, The University of Kansas

Panel

  • Nancy Baym, Professor, Communication Students – Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge
  • Bon Honea, Director, Transportation Research Institute – Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World
  • Steven Maynard-Moody, Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration and Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research – Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities
  • David Ekerdt, Director/Professor, Sociology – Promoting Well-Being, Find Cures
  • Shane Lopez – Moderator

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK 1: Individual Strengths

Exploring Appreciative Inquiry

  • Jennifer Church-Duran, Assistant Dean, KU Libraries

Ah Ha or Oh No? What I Learned from My Strengths Finder Results

  • Claudia Bode, Educational Coordinator, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, 2007-2008 Staff Fellow
  • Dan DePardo, Research Engineer, ITTC, 2008-2009 Staff Fellow
  • Emily Eichler, Administrative Assistant, Provost’s Office, Staff Fellows program coordinator 2007-2010
  • Justine Hamilton, Program Coordinator, Study Abroad, 2008-2009 Staff Fellow
  • Curtis Marsh, Director, KU Info, 2007-2008 Staff Fellow
  • Julie Wolf, Project Manager, University Relations, 2008-2009 Staff Fellow
  • Moderated by Jenny Mehmedovic, Assistant to the Provost

TRACK 2: TEAM STRENGTHS

Discovering What is Right with People: Improving Individual & Team Effectiveness Through Strengths

  • Mike Broadwell, Director, Human Resources, KU Libraries & Lars Leon, Head, Resource Sharing, KU Libraries

Creating a Strengths-Based Culture

  • Debbie Eisenhower, Staff Development and HR Coordinator, Johnson County Community College
  • Todd Lewis, Director, Human Resources, KU School of Medicine
  • Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director, Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium
  • Moderated by Linda Luckey, Executive Assistant to the Provost

TRACK 3: LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS

Multiplying the Strengths of Those Around You

  • Terri Callahan, Continuing Education Instructor, School of Public Affairs and Administration & Noel Rasor, Assistant Director, School of Public Affairs and Administration

Coaching Around Strengths

  • Allison Lopez, Clifton Strengths School

LUNCH & DISCUSSION ON STRENGTHS


STRENGTHS QUADRANT BREAKOUT ACTIVITY & CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT

Executing Quadrant

  • Gail Schaplowsky, Administrative Manager, Information Technology Services

Influencing Quadrant

  • Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director, Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium

Relationship Building Quadrant

  • Susan Mercer, Associate Director, Institute for Policy and Social Research

Strategic Thinking Quadrant

  • Genna Hurd, Research Associate, Institute for Policy and Social Research

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

A Call to Community: Using Strengths-Based Leadership in a Community of Practice

  • Andrea Witczak, Director, Center for Service Learning
  • Presentation
    Note: The afternoon keynote did not occur due to an unexpected power outage in the Memorial Union

WRAP UP, EVALUATION, & DOOR PRIZES


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