Presentation on theme: "Career Leadership Academy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Career Leadership Academy Connecting Leaders with Leaders: How Career and Leadership Development Work TogetherKelley Ashby&Stacy WelpCareer Leadership AcademyThe University of IowaApril 13, 2017
2 Presentation Objectives Inform participants of the research supporting the Career Leadership Academy (CLA)Share CLA format—how leadership and career development are woven togetherDiscuss the application of the Relational Leadership Model and the Social Change Model of Leadership DevelopmentEngage participants in a discussion of experiential learning opportunitiesBrainstorm ways participants can build this type of program on their campuses
3 Session Overview Group Activity Review of 2008 NACE and The University of Iowa dataHistory of Career Leadership AcademyCareer Leadership Academy CurriculumExperiential Learning Opportunities DiscussionLessons LearnedQ&A – How can this be applied to your institution?
4 What Do Employers Want?Brainstorm on flip chart.
6 What is the Career Leadership Academy? CLA Video
7 Career Leadership Academy at a Glance 4 Semester Program – 4 PhasesEach Phase is 10 weeksStudents earn Academic CreditAcademy Graduation Notation on TranscriptOpen to all majors at The University of Iowa
8 Career Leadership Academy Sponsors University of Iowa ProvostPomerantz Career CenterTippie College of Business5 Business Sponsors80 Businesses Endorse CLA
9 Who Are Career Leadership Academy Students? Over 370 for Fall 200818% Minority/Underrepresented(UI campus average is 9 – 10 %)44 MajorsColleges RepresentedBusinessCLASEducationEngineeringNursing27 Alumni of Program
10 Career Leadership Academy Curriculum Leadership Models Relational Leadership ModelSocial Change ModelSituational Leadership
11 Career Leadership Academy Curriculum Texts Komives, S.R., Lucas, N. & McMahon, T. (2007). Exploring leadership: For college students who want to make a difference. Anderson, L.E. & Bolt, S.B. (2008). Professionalism: Real skills for workplace success. Dietz, K.A. & Golden, J.P. (2004). Boundless Diversity: An introduction to the Golden Personality Profiler. Higher Education Research Institute (1996). A social change model of leadership development. (version 3)
12 Career Leadership Academy Curriculum 4 Phases Coursework Phase I: Self-Aware LeaderPhase II: Understanding OthersGolden Personality Type ProfilerLeadership Concepts, History, & TheoryRelational Leadership ModelWhat Employers Want PanelInformational Interview —Leadership in Career FieldLeadersLive LuncheonsCareer Development ProgressJournal ReflectionsTeambuilding & Groups DynamicsCommunication Styles & Listening SkillsUnderstanding DifferenceProblem SolvingLeading Difficult PeopleLeadersLive LuncheonsResume Workshop & ReviewChallenge CourseGroup PresentationCareer Development Progress
13 Career Leadership Academy Curriculum 4 Phases Coursework Phase III: Interacting with OthersPhase IV: Engaging the WorldLeadership Styles and the Social Change Model of LeadershipTransferable SkillsUnderstanding PowerConflict-Resolution & Overcoming Team ProblemsA Leadership Self AssessmentNetworkingCareer Development ProgressService ProjectMock/Perfect InterviewJournal ReflectionsProfessionalismJob Search & Interview TechniquesPersonal Financial ManagementDealing with Change & TransitionAccountability & Workplace RelationshipsCareer Development ProgressEtiquette DinnerPresentationsAcademy Graduation
14 Career and Leadership Skill Development Activity Hand 1 copy of “The Perfect Candidate” to each group (5 – 6 groups).Show List Experiential Opportunities.Activity: Have groups discuss what skills come out in each of the experiential opportunities.Come up with your own activities if time permits in your group.
15 Career Leadership Academy Experiential Activities LeadersLive LuncheonsMock InterviewsNetworkingWhat Employer’s Want PanelsResume Writing WorkshopJob and Internship FairService Learning ProjectChallenge CourseGroup PresentationsEtiquette DinnerInformational InterviewGraduation Ceremony Planning
16 Lessons Learned - Successes Program growth from 56 students in Spring 2007 to over 500 in 5 semesters 90% of the students who start CLA, continue with the Academy100% of 1st CLA Graduating Class wants to continue to be involved with the AcademyWill Fix
17 94% of Phase I students reported CLA helped them better understand themselves, leadership concepts, and employee readiness
18 80% of Phase II students reported CLA helped them understand how group dynamics influence the effectiveness of teams and work groups“The Leadership Academy has really opened my eyes about different aspects and ways of leading through specific activities. A lot of people, like me, probably think they know who they are and what type of leader they are, but when you actually sit down, do the activities, and can physically see the results, it is a different story.” Todd
19 90% of Phase III students reported CLA helped them understand how service and leadership are related “I was extremely pleased that this (service) project was within the course objectives for Phase III. The classroom teachings of the Career Leadership Academy can only go so far, but being able to apply the knowledge in a real life situation gave the students a better understanding of leadership roles. Additionally, I enjoyed the autonomous nature of the project. Students are not always going to be spoon fed by teachers or employers about guidelines. Learning from our mistakes is much more valuable.”Bridget
20 100% of Phase IV students report CLA met their expectations “Getting involved in the Career Leadership Academy was one of the best things I could have ever done during my college career. Not only have I learned more about leadership styles, capabilities, and myself but I have also learned about some very exciting opportunities. I know that because of this new understanding of my leadership skills and qualities, I will be a better leader at my future place of employment.”Brittani
21 Lessons Learned - Challenges Managing the Growth:Keeping it intimate and meaningfulDiversity of Students:Meeting students where they areVariety of majorsChallenging students to grow whether they are freshman to juniorPass / Fail versus Graded CourseFundingAcademic Buy-in
22 How can this be applied to your campus? Q. & A.How can this be applied to your campus?
23 Thank You!Kelley Ashby Director Career Leadership Academy Pomerantz Career Center The University of Iowa 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C310 Iowa City, IAStacy Welp Graduate Assistant Career Leadership Academy Pomerantz Career Center The University of Iowa 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C310 Iowa City, IA