Fall 2018 Workshops

Browse the diverse set of workshops being offered by the SAIL Institute during Fall 2018!


The SAIL Institute will be providing the following programs to be attended by professionals in higher education. These workshops have been designed by veterans in higher education to benefit your professional career and the environment of your educational institute.
Transformational Leadership for Student Success
October 16, 2018 –  NYC

The landscape of higher education is constantly swirling.  Changes in our campuses vary from the subtle to the complex, and leaders are challenged to meet and exceed the expectations of their constituents.  This hands-on, interactive workshop will explore how to set a course of direction to empower leaders toward developing skill sets that are transformational for student success on campus, as opposed to those that are reactionary and transactional.  Participants will engage with big-picture, critical thinking and problem solving exercises, while anchoring their principles in transformational ways.  Topics will include how student success can be achieved through leadership dispositions of Courage, Humility, Empathy, Selflessness, Solace, Dignity, Intention, Grace, Civility, and Compassion.

In order to be an effective supervisor it is critically important to understand all the dynamics involved. This session will engage participants in discussions surrounding the difference between staff supervision and staff development, the basic needs of people in groups and how to meet them, and the stages of group development and how they interplay with how the organization changes. Working in a unionized environment is another dynamic that must be considered, and will be a focus of the workshop. We will review a staff coaching model, effective ways to give feedback, and motivation techniques. Participants will develop a 21 day action plan to implement with their teams to increase their overall effectiveness.

Shifting Mindsets for Successful Leadership in Higher Education
November 13, 2018 – NYC
November 15, 2018 – Geneseo
November 20, 2018 – Syracuse

As leaders traverse their career, they carry with them specific experiences which shape their perceptions in many ways.  One of the challenges that leaders endure is the mindset that is reticent to shift directions.  If leaders are to make any inroads with colleagues and students, the ability to pivot from one framework of thinking to another, in quick and seamless fashion, requires an open mind and a nimble approach.  The ability to reframe the mind toward actionable resolutions and high levels of engagement requires that leaders work to listen, learn, and lead accordingly.  This engaging, hands-on workshop will equip leaders with the necessary tools to return to their campuses with a renewed sense and vision of potential for themselves, and those that they lead.