November 2018

Shifting Mindsets for Successful Leadership in Higher Education

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.


What to expect?

Participants will know, understand, and be able to:

  • Reflect on past practice and successful outcomes – the art and science of dialogue and negotiation
  • Develop strategies for quickly dissecting and analyzing situations
  • Address blind spots in communication which foster leadership derailment
  • Examine strengths and areas of growth for leadership plasticity – the ability to re-invent and align your mind toward new thinking
  • Understand how emotions override critical thinking when our leadership is challenged

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

Date, Time, Location: This one-day workshop will be offered at multiple locations listed below.

New York, NY – November 13, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SUNY Global Center
New York City, NY
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SUNY Geneseo – November 15, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
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Syracuse, NY – November 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SUNY Center for Professional Development
Syracuse, NY
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About the presenter(s)

Dr. Scott Vinciguerra currently serves as a Leadership Development Associate for the SAIL Institute. Learn more about Scott.


View the free on-demand webinar on this topic.

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: 518.445.4201