- Posted By: Michael L. Poe
- Written by: Pam Kan-Rice
Three video conferencing sites have been reserved from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discussion locations include the ANR Building’s Plum Room in Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center’s Walnut Room in Parlier and UCOP’s Room 9405 in Oakland.
The discussion will be led by Kim Rodrigues, executive director of Academic Personnel. She asks participants to review the book and consider the following questions:
1. What administrative qualities do you hope to develop in yourself and/or others?
2. What leadership attributes do you value in a leader and how might we encourage, maintain and/or enhance these attributes in ANR? Below is a list of attributes summarized from ANR’s first leadership book club discussion to guide development of a leadership program in ANR. Are any key attributes missing from this list?
- Knowledgeable about ANR programs at county and campus level
- Confident, with compassion and sincerity to want others to succeed
- Actively motivates, supports, value and promotes teamwork and team members
- Possesses the ability to recognize and utilize the strengths and aptitudes of individual team members to facilitate successful outcomes
- Fosters trust, honesty and integrity
- Willing to make decisions, take action and communicate rationale
- Open and transparent
- Innovative and progressive; willing to embrace the unconventional
- Willing to trust their workforce and take risks
- Approachable and an active listener
- Acknowledges and follows up on input received from their team
- Direct and focused
- Responds to staff concerns in a timely manner
3. How might ANR develop and support these leadership attributes?
4. How might ANR measure and monitor leadership development?
5. What specific insight did this book provide with respect to any or all of these questions?
6. What other leadership activities might ANR consider to support the attributes discussed today?
Any other input you wish to provide is encouraged.
To obtain a copy of the current book, please contact the UC ANR Academic Personnel unit at (530) 754-8509 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pam Tise will handle registration and Kim Rodrigues will facilitate the discussion group.
- Author: Michael L. Poe
The ANR Training Advisory Committee is coordinating several training opportunities for academics and staff over the next few months. Below are a few examples.
“Essential Facilitation for Academics” will be held Feb. 28 and 29 and March 1 at UC Davis. “Essential Facilitation for Staff and Academics” will be held April 10-12, also at UC Davis.Each of the Essential Facilitation trainings will be three full days. This workshop will give the participants practical, proven models and tools for planning and conducting effective meetings through an interactive format that includes a comprehensive manual, practice sessions, discussions and video feedback.
Crucial Conversations for Staff and Academics will be May 23-24 in San Diego and June 13-14 at UC Davis. Each of these trainings is two full days (14 hours). “Crucial Conversations” will provide participants with tools for talking when stakes are high, emotions are strong and the opinions of individuals differ. Participants will build greater personal influence and power, move stuck relations and projects forward, improve personal and team results, and reduce stress from team frustrations and blocked communication.
Additional trainings and experiences are planned by the advisory committee:
- The ANR Leadership Book Club, open to anyone in ANR, reads and discusses books that engage topics that may help to identify leadership attributes and potential measures of success for developing UC ANR leaders. If you are interested in participating, contact Kim Rodrigues at email@example.com.
- ANR’s Staff Personnel Unit is developing a replacement of the ANR Supervisor Training Handbook. It will be a blend of in-person and online training modules to cover topics like family medical leave, hiring/classification/recruitment, performance management, labor relations, corrective actions and others. An online training module has already been produced for immediate use: Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Supervisors.
- Ongoing academic training and orientation opportunities are available through ANR’s Academic Personnel Unit, including developing a needs assessment, developing a focused program, developing performance goals that work for you, ANR and California, etc.
- Environmental Health & Safety is working on online versions of quarantine and regulated pest training and is developing other online safety orientation modules.
- Principal Investigator training will be completed this spring, as will training about the importance and use of the Rate and Recharge System in ANR.
Announcements and registration for these and other training events are listed on the ANR Training website at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrtraining.