Presentation on theme: "Leadership and Outreach Amy L. Chang Director, Education American Society for Microbiology"— Presentation transcript:
Leadership and Outreach Amy L. Chang Director, Education American Society for Microbiology
Leaders Deviants, mavericks, risky business, revolutionaries Working at the margins of the establishment Upsetting the status quo Identifying and moving with emerging trends
Leadership “Given that leadership is a group process whereby individuals work together in order to foster change and transformation” Requires: Guiding principles and values Individuals exemplify certain qualities and values that contribute to effective functioning
Leadership: Motivating Colleagues Focus on the goal (What to change? Why to change? Who will benefit? When to change? How will change?) Provide supportive environment Share responsibilities
Leadership Start Small – conduct an experiment Surround yourself with like-minded folks Common vision, goals and expectations Change what matters – work on a genuine problem Communicate often and clearly Build on successes Refine and repeat
ACTIVITY: Develop 2-minute elevator response to Why Use BEN?
Outreach Audiences Continuum of understanding Recognize differences –Have something to share – lack patience –Curious, convinced but not started – lack inertia –Curious but reluctant – lack trust –Not interested
Outreach – To DO Listen respectfully; don’t place yourself above others Admit when you don’t know something Trust your peers – we’re in this together Involve in community of practice – real talk and real work
Start Small and Build on Others Coffee with the dean, dept or division chair Lunch with colleagues, graduate students and post-docs Seminar at teaching and learning center Regional or national meeting poster, workshop or other presentation Review and contribute
BEN Support PDF’s promotional ads –Who, what, when and how –Logo’s Powerpoint presentations about BEN –Partner lists –Survey results –Trend data National studies
ACTIVITY: Refine your outreach plan Who and how?