Schedule is subject to change
All sessions take place in the Statler Hall Ballroom on the central Cornell campus.
Monday, August 5, 2019
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.
(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.
(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.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
(Denise J. Clark)
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.
In this session, we'll focus on a comparison of Cornell’s GAAP and Operating Financial Statements. The workshop will include an interactive discussion centered on the least understood aspects of those statements.
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.
The production, analysis, and interpretation of data is increasingly important to the operations of modern organizations, including universities. While people sometimes speak of being “data-driven,” data should not drive. Decisions cannot be automated. We still need leaders to make decisions, but those decisions should be fact-based and fully informed. In this session, we'll discuss how data can best be brought to bear in university strategic decision-making and provide a basis for shared understanding.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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.
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.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
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.