Management & Leadership Institute

2020 WASFAA Jerry R. Sims Management & Leadership Institute
November 10, 12, 17, & 19, 2020
11:00 to 3:00 PST
Virtual Event
The Jerry R Sims Management & Leadership Institute will cover topics geared towards leadership in a financial aid office. New and aspiring directors are encouraged to attend this virtual event. Participation in all three days is mandatory for attendees. Attendees will meet as full group and small groups to build skills and relationships across the western region. Sessions will be taught by experienced financial aid directors as well as leaders in the higher education profession outside of the financial aid industry. Topics will focus around change and transition management of a team, strategic planning, professional development and working through difficult situations with those you supervise. 
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Draft Agenda:
Tuesday November 10 11:00-3:00 PST
  • Building Your Team: learn how to access strengths and weaknesses in your team and how to create a cohesive team working towards the same goals
Thursday November 12 11:00-3:00 PST
  • Strategic Plans: learn how to start, finish and evaluate your strategic plan; review your current plan for disaster readiness
  • Succession Plans: how to build a plan for the future utilizing your team
  • Top Tips: hear from long time directors and leaders in the higher education industry
Tuesday November 17 11:00-3:00 PST
  • Navigating Change & Transitions: how to move your team through stages of transition as you implement change
Thursday November 19 11:00-1:00 PST
  • Case Studies: review small group work on managing transitions in an office and implementing change