2017 ALTA Schedule

The Aggie Leadership Training Academy meets monthly beginning in January 2017 and ending with Graduation in October 2017.

Presenters, topics, and homework assignments can be viewed by clicking on the “view session details” links.

Session 1: Taking the First Step

Date: January 13, 2017

Location: Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Rm 50

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (lunch provided)

Presentations

Welcome and Introduction – Teresa Burgin, Director, Center for Learning & Professional Development

Chancellor’s Vision and View of Leadership – Dr. Garrey Carruthers, NMSU Chancellor

Welcome by Assc VP & Deputy Provost – Dr. Greg Fant

Introduction of ALTA – Teresa Burgin, Director and Jennifer Gabel, ALTA Program Coordinator, Center for Learning & Professional Development

Financial and Funding Development of NMSU – Anna Price, Sr VP for Admin and Finance and Dr. Andrea Tawney, VP Univ Advancement

Introduction to Leadership – Dr. Tom Dormody, Regents Professor, Agricultural and Extension Education

The Leadership Challenge – Dr. Tom Dormody, Regents Professor, Agricultural and Extension Education

Assignments for Next Session

  • Read The Leadership Challenge, Chapters 1-3
  • Complete Leadership Practices Inventory Workbook, pages 1-19

Session 2: Establishing Your Foundation

Date: February 10, 2017

Location: DACC Main Campus Rm 79

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Presentations

Personal Foundation – Dr, Monica Torres, VP Academic Affairs, DACC

Vision 2020 – Dr. Dan Howard, Executive VP and Provost

Strategic Planning – Glen Haubold, Assoc VP for Facilities

Introduction of Cohort Project – Jennifer Gabel, ALTA Program Coordinator

Assignments for Next Session

  • Read The Leadership Challenge, Chapters 4-5
  • Complete Leadership Practices Inventory Workbook, pages 20-31
  • Our Iceberg is Melting

Session 3: Building Community

Date: March 17, 2017

Location: DACC Main Campus Rm 79

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Presentations

Service and Community – Dr. Martha Mitchell, Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering

Ethics – Dr. Yu-Feng (Winnie) Lee, Assc Prof, Economics & International Business

Building Alliances  – Shawn Werner, Assc Dir, Teaching Academy

Leading a Caring Community at NMSU – Dr. Michael Jasek, Dean of Students

Assignments for Next Session

  • Read The Leadership Challenge, Chapters 6-7

Session 4: Making Sound Decisions

Date: April 21, 2017

Location: Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Rm 50

Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Presentations

Emotional Intelligence – Dr. Dario Silva, Director, Employee Assistance Program

Emotional Wellness and Mindfulness – Dr. Eve Adams, Professor, Counseling and Educational Psychology

Assignments for Next Session

  • Read The Leadership Challenge, Chapters 8-9
  • Within your groups, formulate discussion points or a plan of action for the cohort project for the purpose of stimulating cohort brainstorming on best plan of action to accomplish project
    • Be prepared to present your ideas to the cohort next session

Session 5: Communication is the Key

Date: May 19, 2017

Location: DACC Main Campus Rm 79

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Presentations

Effective Communications – Dr. Anne Hubbell, Professor, Communication Studies

Cultural Diversity – Dr. Luis Vazquez, Assc VP for Research Integrity

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution – Ellen Bosman, NMSU ADR Coordinator

Assignments for Next Session

  • Read The Leadership Challenge, Chapters 10-12

Session 6: Shaping the Future

Date: June 9, 2017

Location: Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Rm 50

Time: 8:30am-2:00pm

Presentations

Leading Change – Dr. Norma Grijalva, Chief Information Officer

Team Leadership, Dr. Bernadette Montoya, VP Student Affairs/Enrl Mgmt; Dr. Renay Scott, CC President, DACC; and Dr. Monica Torres, VP Academic Affairs, DACC

Developing Others – Patrick Chavez, Dir, Utilities/Plant Operations

Assignments for Next Session

  • The following sessions will be working sessions for the group project.  Details will be updated as they become available.

Session 7: Group Project Preparation

Date: July 14, 2017

Location: Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Rm 50

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm (lunch provided)

Session 8: Group Project Preparation

Date: August 11, 2017

Location: Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Rm 50

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Session 9: Group Presentation Preparation

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: DACC Main Campus Rm 79

Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Graduation

Date: October 20, 2017

Location: NMSU Golf Course Banquet Room

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Presentations

Welcome/Recognition of Presenters – Teresa Burgin, Director, Center for Learning & Professional Development

Introduction of Cohort Project – Jennifer Gabel, ALTA Program Coordinator, Center for Learning & Professional Development

Presentation of Project to the Chancellor and Exec VP and Provost – 2017 ALTA Cohort

Message from the Chancellor and Exec VP and Provost

Distribution of certificates