Academic Leaders Series

The Academic Leaders Series is a year-long program for academic unit leaders including department heads and chairs, program and center directors, assistant and associate deans, and assistant, associate, and vice chairs, and emerging faculty leaders. The program is designed to help develop leadership, communication, and conflict management skills of academic administrators and faculty leaders. The program is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, NDSU Ombuds, Colleges, and Human Resources.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 3:00-5:00 am, Arikara Room, MU   
Civility and Departmental Climate:
- What does civility have to do with climate/culture?
- Defining civility for yourself
- Co-creating civility agreements


Presented by Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds


Thursday, Nov. 15th, 3:00-4:30 pm, Mandan Room, MU  
Giving Feedback

Presented by Kris Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

Wednesday, January 30th, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Mandan Room, MU  
Maintaining a Healthy Climate:
- Identify barriers to a healthy, respectful climate
- Discuss tough situations that can seem hopeless and entrenched
- Create new strategies for old problems


Presented by Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

Previous Workshops

May 18, 2017
"Success Strategies for Women Faculty: Navigating Career Advancement Challenges" Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University

May 18, 2017
"Workshop for Administrators on Negotiation: Why Women are at a Disadvantage, How it Impacts the Success of Your Organization, and What You Can Do About It" Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University

March 29, 2017
"Conflict Style" Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

February 14, 2017
"Making Feedback Meaningful" Kristine Paranica and Margaret Fitzgerald

December 14, 2016
"Bullying: Strategies for Prevention & Intervention" Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

November 7, 2016
"Difficult Discussions and Hot Topics in the Classroom" Kristine Paranica, Kjersten Nelson, and Wendy Reed

April 6, 2016
"Leadership Styles" Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

March 16, 2016
"Approaching Conflict & Difficult Situations" Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

February 17, 2016
"Communicating Feedback and Evaluation"Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

January 27, 2016
"Everyone Communicates Few Connect"Jill Hough, SURTC Director

November 18, 2015
"Supporting Civility" Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

October 7, 2015
"Connecting the Dots" Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

September 30, 2015
"Communicating Expectations"Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombuds

September 4, 2015
"Facilitating Diversity through Professional Development & Accountability",Christine Stanley, VP Texas A&M