Why Attend the 2012 Institute on Management and Leadership?
The NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership is a highly interactive executive development and networking event led by the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government. The agenda features four broad activities: Executive Development Sessions, Case Study Dialogues, Facilitated Networking and Peer-to-Peer Coaching. Register now to join state chief administrators, their private sector partners, and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania, as they reflect on the practical interest of State Chief Administrators.
1. Executive Development Sessions. World-Class faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and other leading universities will present the latest thinking about issues relevant to Chief Administrators. The format will include skill-based workshops, lectures, and facilitated discussions. One past attendee said, "I was very impressed with the presenter's depth of reflection and their keen ability to communicate helpful insights in the context of the work NASCA members do."
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2. Case Study Dialogues. Participants will discuss a case study about an actual challenge facing a Chief Administrator in a high-stakes setting. This year’s focus will be on an effort to lead culture change in a large state. The case will examine the challenges and opportunities associated with managing and shifting many different cultures, attitudes, and business functions that fall under the State Chief Administrator in order to improve customer service and efficiency. The case study will act as a catalyst for discussion and provide a reference point that will enable participants to apply the lessons from the executive development sessions to their own experiences, making it especially valuable. By addressing concerns that all Chief Administrators can recognize, the case will give participants a chance to share problem-solving strategies that have worked for them in similar circumstances. NASCA facilitators will lead the dialogues and summarize the resulting insights about leadership, change, and organizational culture.
3. Facilitated Networking. The conference is a valuable forum for meeting new colleagues and deepening existing relationships. NASCA faculty and staff will facilitate relationship-building through both formal and informal activities designed to maximize the number of connections that participants make with each other.
4. Peer-to-Peer Coaching. Participants will have time to share ideas about ways to apply insights from the executive development sessions and the case discussions. This activity will ensure that the conference has a lasting impact back on the job.