ESC Partner Programs
Leading Engagement During Executive Leadership Transitions
An Engagement Academy for University Leaders Seminar
Turnover of higher education executives is high and expected to accelerate in the post-pandemic context. An analysis of applications from the most recent Carnegie Community Engagement Classification revealed that nearly 75% of institutions experienced turnover in presidential and/or senior academic officer positions.
Executive transition periods create uncertainty for leaders that seek to sustain and strengthen engagement as an institutional priority. What can leaders do to position engagement as a priority for new executives as they assume their roles? In this pre-conference seminar, participants will engage with testimonies of engagement leaders, readings, and small group discussions that explore ways for engagement to thrive during executive leadership transitions.
Prior to the event, participants will be asked to submit a short form to EA facilitators regarding the key challenges that they are facing related to executive leadership transitions. This information will be used by instructors to tailor the seminar.
|Monday, October 2, 2023|
|3:00- 5:00 p.m.||
|5:00- 6:00 p.m.||
|6:00- 8:00 p.m.||
|Tuesday, October 3, 2023|
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||
|9:30 - 10:00 a.m.||
Rena Cotsones, Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, Northern Illinois University
Lorilee R. Sandmann, Professor Emerita, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia
David J. Weerts, Professor and Faculty Director, Office for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities