Faculty Leadership Institute

October
1999
Nancy Silva,

The 1999 Faculty Leadership Institute was held at the Westin Hotel, Horton Plaza, in downtown San Diego on June 24 - 26, 1999. In attendance were sixty-two community college faculty participants, including new senate presidents and many other seasoned senate leaders. The Institute focused on the development and application of effective leadership skills. Participants were provided information on the roles and responsibilities of faculty leaders. Other goals of the Institute included providing information on how to build and maintain relations with other constituent groups, developing skills for personal and professional coping, and providing direction on how to create and maintain networks of support.

The Institute also provided valuable information to new senate leaders about their responsibilities defined in AB 1725 and Title 5 and prepared them for the challenge of senate leadership.

Participants were provided with a variety of breakout, covering topics such as understanding the budget process, implementation of the Action Plan to Diversity, review of participatory governance, how technology can assist local senates, strategies for faculty involvement, understanding the Brown Act, the role of the senate in good hiring practices, running effective meetings, communication and relationship building, and the new technical assistance process. In addition, internet training was provided throughout the Institute in the resource room.

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