October 25, 2018

Leading your Campus through Change and Conflict

This session will explore the relationship between change and conflict, both external conflict as well as internal. The first part of the workshop will look at some of the external factors/conflicts that place pressure on the higher education organization. We will discuss what these factors mean for the field, as well as ways that higher education organizations can proactively embrace these influences and lead through the change process. These external pressures and conflicts can lead to high levels of uncertainty and conflict within an organization. The second part of this workshop will consist of exploring the interpersonal conflict that can arise in the workplace, and how leaders can appropriately manage and lead through these situations. Specific techniques will be explored and discussed as a group.

Free one hour webinar on this topic to be offered October 11, 2018, at 1 P.M.


Learning Objectives

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Analyze the concept of change and how it relates to leadership;
  • Understand the change / conflict relationship;
  • Evaluate external factors influencing / driving change in higher education;
  • Review specific techniques leaders can exercise to proactively embrace change and face the external conflicts affecting higher education;
  • Explore the link between external conflict, along with the uncertainty it generates, and internal conflicts;
  • Analyze interpersonal conflict; and
  • Review and practice specific skills for managing workplace conflict.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for anyone who is called upon to lead a group through the change process. New leaders and supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend. The target audience includes both mid-level leaders or senior-level leaders who are trying to find ways to navigate the uncertain terrain higher education is facing today

Registration fees are discounted for CPD members, and CPD points may be used to pay for this training.

$199 CPD member rate
$225 SUNY faculty/staff rate (non-CPD member rate)
$295 Non-SUNY rate

*The registration fee includes lunch and beverages.

**Please note that SUNY’s Center for Professional Development manages event registration, and are now using a new registration system. Everyone must first create a user account with CPD before you can register for this event. If you have any trouble with the system, you may reach out to SAIL directly to leadership@suny.edu

Date, Time, Location: This one-day workshop will be offered at SUNY Geneseo.

SUNY Geneseo – October 11, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo

About the presenter(s)

Dr. Kirk Young currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement at Jamestown Community College.


Alternatively, you may offer this workshop at your campus and  train an unlimited number of participants without the need to travel. Call or email us to learn more and discuss the possibilities.

Carolyn Mattiske, Assistant Director
SAIL Institute for Academic & Innovative Leadership 

The State University of New York
411 State St., Albany, New York 12203
Tel: 518.443.5841