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Leadership Academy; Regional and National Conferences

Leadership Academy

HighEdWeb debuts a Leadership Academy this October, designed to help develop the skills of those responsible for directing Web operations at their college or university via interactive learning experiences in a small group setting.

Academy participants will learn:

  1. What is leadership, the importance of leadership for Web professionals, and how to develop leadership skills.
  2. How to communicate effectively with campus administrators and stakeholders.
  3. How to articulate the value of the Web to obtain the appropriate staff and resources.
  4. An understanding of higher education organization and administration, and the implications for the Web.
  5. Resource management, project prioritization, and budget.
  6. How to manage people, including the ideal composition of a Web team, hiring practices, evaluating performance, conflict resolution and mediation.
  7. How to implement a Web governance structure including a Web governance framework, a comprehensive Web strategy, development of policies and standards, and development of an effective evaluation process.

The Leadership Academy will be held on October 7 and 10, in conjunction with the 2012 HighEdWeb Annual Conference.  Enrollment is limited to 24 seats, so register early!

Regional Conferences

Get your heweb fix this summer with one (or both!) regional conferences.

  • HighEdWeb Syracuse: June 25
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    If you’re interested in presenting at HighEdWeb Syracuse, proposals  — either 45-minute standard sessions, or 10-minute “lightning rounds” — are being accepted through this Friday, May 18. Registration opens later this month.
  • HighEdWeb Arkansas: July 26 & 27
    UALR College of Business, Little Rock, Ar
    HighEdWeb Arkansas 2012 is comprised of two days: day one is devoted to 3-hour workshops, while day two features multiple tracks consisting of 45-minute sessions.  Mark Greenfield, Director of the Office of Web Services at the University of Buffalo, will present the keynote address.

Annual Conference

HighEdWeb 2012: October 7 -10
Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI
The annual conference for all higher education Web professionals—from programmers to marketers to designers to all team members in-between—who want to explore the unique Web issues facing colleges and universities. Registration is open, as is the call for poster presentation proposals.

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By Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon is Web Communications Manager at SUNY Geneseo and the publisher of Link. Read more.