Collaborative Leadership Symposium

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March 22, 2016
International House

155 Claremont Avenue

About the Symposium

Teamwork and leadership have always been esteemed in the workplace, but today are critical skills for any professional who wants to help their organization manage change. Constant change in funding, audience, and technology is driving a move to “catch up” with the healthy organization’s expectation of leadership at every managerial level. A key to leadership success is strong communication and collaboration (team) skills.  The Morningside Collaborative Leadership Symposium will support emerging leader’s professional development by delivering a highly interactive skill-building program in these sought-after and transferable skills.  With its focus on one of the most challenging aspects of doing business today – collaboration – participants and participating organizations can identify “silo busting” opportunities while strengthening their network among peer institutions in Morningside Heights.

“Collaboration among our staff is key to moving in a positive direction.  Improving how we communicate across departments is a top priority for our leadership team this year.”  Dean, Participating Academic Institution

This program has been specially designed for the emerging leaders, department heads, managers, and recommended staff and partners of our member institutions.

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Learn to communicate more effectively, prioritize and manage your network, and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Bring more to your organization – more creativity and more follow-through.  
  • Gain essential leadership tools to support your organization’s overarching goals.  
  • Overcome the barriers to successful collaboration and incubate great ideas among other professionals from the Morningside Heights Area through small group learning circles and facilitated networking, .  

About the Symposium

Teamwork and leadership have always been esteemed in the workplace, but today are critical skills for any professional who wants to help their organization manage change. Constant change in funding, audience, and technology is driving a move to “catch up” with the healthy organization’s expectation of leadership at every managerial level. A key to leadership success is strong communication and collaboration (team) skills.  The Morningside Collaborative Leadership Symposium will support emerging leader’s professional development by delivering a highly interactive skill-building program in these sought-after and transferable skills.  With its focus on one of the most challenging aspects of doing business today – collaboration – participants and participating organizations can identify “silo busting” opportunities while strengthening their network among peer institutions in Morningside Heights.

“Collaboration among our staff is key to moving in a positive direction.  Improving how we communicate across departments is a top priority for our leadership team this year.”  Dean, Participating Academic Institution

This program has been specially designed for the emerging leaders, department heads, managers, and recommended staff and partners of our member institutions.

 

Pre-Conference Reading

A Brief Introduction to the Adaptive Leadership Framework
The Theory Behind the Practice

Excerpted from
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership:
Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

By
Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky

Schedule

8:30am Check-in and Breakfast

9:00am Welcome and Keynote

Kathryn Kolbert, Athena Center for Leadership Studies. Collaborative Leadership:
In Practice and Perspective

10:00   CORO Training in Collaborative Leadership, Part I

12:00   Lunch

12:45    CORO Training in Collaborative Leadership, Part II

4:00     Reception with Morningside Area Alliance Board and Participants

5:00     End of Day

** Please note: ample breaks will be provided throughout the training.

Member Fee: $100
Non-Member Fee: $300
Payable online or by check.
Space is limited to 45 participants.

Register

Presenters

CORO Leadership Center

Coro is New York City’s premier civic leadership training organization and a community of more than 2,300 alumni across business, government, schools, and non-profits that is shaping the city’s future.

The Morningside Collaborative Leadership Symposium is a custom designed program enriched by CORO’s 30 years of experience in helping individuals hone their visions for change and learn how to exercise leadership with greater self-awareness, intention, and effectiveness. As a CORO program, the Symposium will help you learn how to collaborate and communicate across differences, build culture and community, and make progress on shared challenges.

Laura Gale, Lead Trainer

Laura has spent her career designing transformative learning experiences for a wide range of communities in New York City, including artists and audiences, students and educators, executives and early career professionals. As Senior Director of Training and Consulting, Laura is responsible for bringing Coro’s training and expertise into organizations across the city and beyond. Through this work, Laura helps teams and organizations tackle complex leadership challenges and collaborate across differences to build capacity, culture, self-awareness, and effectiveness. She also oversees the Fellows Program in Public Affairs, which she led at Coro for four years.  She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Development from The New School, as well as undergraduate degrees in Theatre and Sociology.

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Kathryn Kolbert, Keynote

Kathryn Kolbert is the founding director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, a premiere, interdisciplinary center dedicated to the advancement of women’s leadership.

A public-interest attorney, journalist, and visionary in the not-for-profit world, Kathryn Kolbert has an extraordinary depth of experience in collaborative leadership, educational programming, and civil-rights advocacy. She has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” and by The American Lawyer as one of 45 public- interest lawyers “whose vision and commitment are changing lives.” In 1992, Kolbert argued the landmark case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been credited with saving Roe v. Wade with what Jeffrey Toobin has called, “one of the most audacious litigation strategies in Supreme Court history.”

Kathryn Kolbert is the Constance Hess Williams ‘66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Professor of Leadership Studies, and Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Political Science at Barnard College.

Contact Us

For a personal conversation about this program offering or to recommend a participant, please contact Jennifer Beisser, executive director of the Morningside Area Alliance, at 212-749-1570 or jenn@morningsidealliance.org.

Program Sponsor

The Morningside Collaborative Leadership Symposium is brought to you by Morningside Area Alliance, a membership association of the area’s nonprofit, acaedmic, and religious institutions. Formed in 1947, Morningside Area Alliance furthers collaboration and serves as a forum for communication among its members.

Symposium Steering Committee

Monica Coen Christensen, Dean of Students, Manhattan School of Music

Richard Madonna, VP President of Finance and Operations, Union Theological Seminary

DiAnn K. Pierce, Special Assistant to President, Barnard College

Marian Scott, Director of Community Health Education, Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital

Morningside Area Alliance Members