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Schedule

Schedule is subject to change

All sessions take place in the Statler Hall Ballroom on the central Cornell campus.

Monday, August 6, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Welcome

(Paul Streeter)

9:00 a.m.
Creating a Culture of Innovation and Creativity

(Howard Teibel)
How do you build a culture of creativity and innovation? It starts with recognizing there are big ideas to be realized and encouraging a new set of competencies and skills. These new skills require uncovering the unseen forces that keep a team from excelling, including fear of failure, lack of candor, and unwillingness to put aside individual needs.

10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
Strategies for Managing Operational Risk

(Mark Perry and Glen Mueller)
Managers are responsible for managing assets of the university on behalf of their units and for the benefit of the institution itself. An important element of that responsibility is maintaining the highest ethical standards. In this session we'll examine financial stewardship and ethical behavior in the collegiate setting, highlighting the practices that create a positive control environment. We'll also identify the steps administrative managers can take to prevent and deal effectively with issues that may undermine their ability to fully meet their fiduciary responsibility.

Noon
Lunch and Intro to Cornell

(Paul Streeter)

1:30 p.m.
Workplace Scenarios: An Interactive Session

(Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble)
Featuring professional actors from the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble, this session will give you the chance to explore opportunities for constructive dialogue as we work to create inclusive work environments.

3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Workplace Scenarios, continued

4:30 p.m.
End

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Sponsored Programs Compliance: What You Should Know

(Ann M. Holmes)
Many unit managers already have grants and funded projects as a part of their responsibilities. As academic institutions and departments increasingly pursue multiple sources of funding, even more managers will become involved in these areas. This session is designed to be valuable to all managers, whether or not they currently oversee sponsored programs.

10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Navigating the New Normal: Financial Imperatives for MSI Effectiveness

(Gerald Hector)
In this session, we'll look at some of the challenges of financing a small to medium-sized institution in the light of shrinking tuition revenue, lackluster fundraising, and increasing expenses. We will also look at ways that institutions are focusing on the changing demographics in the high school population.

11:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 p.m.
Campus tour
1:45 p.m.
Current Topics in Employment Law

(Wendy Tarlow)
In an era of expanding legal requirements and shrinking budgets, managers are under increasing pressure to make sound employment decisions that will withstand possible legal challenge. This interactive seminar includes a discussion of videotaped scenarios developed to address current topics in employment law, with a focus on identifying those "red flag" issues that should prompt a call to counsel.

3:15 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Facilitated Reflections

(Kathryn Burkgren)
The purpose of this session is to reflect on what you've learned during the first two days. Reflection is critical and the first step toward making sense of information. It helps us process information, puts what we've learned into context, and gives us space to determine what actions to take when returning to our institutions.

4:30 p.m.
End

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.
People: Difficult or Different

(George Myers)
Learn how more effective communication can lead to increased engagement, collaboration, and ability to meet common goals and objectives for organizational success. Discover how understanding and honoring differences is the foundation for building trust, respect, and a commitment to common goals. See how using individual strengths and tapping into the knowledge and skills of others yield positive results for everyone.

10:00 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
People: Difficult or Different, continued
Noon
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Getting the Most out of Your Teams

(George Myers)
Discover the six characteristics that must be present for you and your team to increase and sustain the highest levels of performance. Experience an engaging demonstration of the components of teamwork, identify the characteristics of a high-functioning team, determine the steps for applying the characteristics to your team, and discover how behavior styles impact team performance.

3:00 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Getting the Most out of Your Teams, continued
5:00 p.m.
End

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Negotiation in Organizations: Rethinking the Way We Manage the Process

(Stephen Sauer)
This seminar will expose participants to essential theories and concepts for analyzing and managing the process of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. It will introduce a framework for planning and conducting negotiations and give participants an opportunity to develop skills through simulation exercises and role-plays.

10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Negotiation in Organizations, continued
11:45 a.m.
Closing comments
(Paul Streeter)
Noon
End

Administrative Management Institute August 4-8, 2019