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Kelley Ashby & Stacy Welp Career Leadership Academy The University of Iowa April 30, 2015 Connecting Leaders with Leaders: How Career and Leadership Development Work Together
Presentation Objectives Inform participants of the research supporting the Career Leadership Academy (CLA) Share CLA format—how leadership and career development are woven together Discuss the application of the Relational Leadership Model and the Social Change Model of Leadership Development Engage participants in a discussion of experiential learning opportunities Brainstorm ways participants can build this type of program on their campuses
Session Overview Group Activity Review of 2008 NACE and The University of Iowa data History of Career Leadership Academy Career Leadership Academy Curriculum Experiential Learning Opportunities Discussion Lessons Learned Q&A – How can this be applied to your institution?
What Do Employers Want?
CLA Video What is the Career Leadership Academy?
Career Leadership Academy at a Glance 4 Semester Program – 4 Phases Each Phase is 10 weeks Students earn Academic Credit Academy Graduation Notation on Transcript Open to all majors at The University of Iowa
Career Leadership Academy Sponsors University of Iowa Provost Pomerantz Career Center Tippie College of Business 5 Business Sponsors 80 Businesses Endorse CLA
Who Are Career Leadership Academy Students? Over 370 for Fall % Minority/Underrepresented (UI campus average is 9 – 10 %) 44 Majors Colleges Represented Business CLAS Education Engineering Nursing 27 Alumni of Program
Career Leadership Academy Curriculum Leadership Models Relational Leadership Model Social Change Model Situational Leadership
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)
Career Leadership Academy Curriculum 4 Phases Coursework Phase I: Self-Aware Leader Phase II: Understanding Others Golden Personality Type Profiler Leadership Concepts, History, & Theory Relational Leadership Model What Employers Want Panel Informational Interview — Leadership in Career Field LeadersLive Luncheons Career Development Progress Journal Reflections Teambuilding & Groups Dynamics Communication Styles & Listening Skills Understanding Difference Problem Solving Leading Difficult People LeadersLive Luncheons Resume Workshop & Review Challenge Course Group Presentation Career Development Progress
Career Leadership Academy Curriculum 4 Phases Coursework Phase III: Interacting with Others Phase IV: Engaging the World Leadership Styles and the Social Change Model of Leadership Transferable Skills Understanding Power Conflict-Resolution & Overcoming Team Problems A Leadership Self Assessment Networking Career Development Progress Service Project Mock/Perfect Interview Journal Reflections Professionalism Job Search & Interview Techniques Personal Financial Management Dealing with Change & Transition Accountability & Workplace Relationships Career Development Progress Etiquette Dinner Presentations Academy Graduation
Career and Leadership Skill Development Activity
Career Leadership Academy Experiential Activities 1. LeadersLive Luncheons 2. Mock Interviews 3. Networking 4. What Employer’s Want Panels 5. Resume Writing Workshop 6. Job and Internship Fair 1. Service Learning Project 2. Challenge Course 3. Group Presentations 4. Etiquette Dinner 5. Informational Interview 6. Graduation Ceremony Planning
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 Academy 100% of 1st CLA Graduating Class wants to continue to be involved with the Academy
94% of Phase I students reported CLA helped them better understand themselves, leadership concepts, and employee readiness
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
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
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
Lessons Learned - Challenges Managing the Growth: Keeping it intimate and meaningful Diversity of Students: Meeting students where they are Variety of majors Challenging students to grow whether they are freshman to junior Pass / Fail versus Graded Course Funding Academic Buy-in
How can this be applied to your campus? Q. & A.
Thank You! Kelley Ashby Director Career Leadership Academy Pomerantz Career Center The University of Iowa 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C310 Iowa City, IA Stacy Welp Graduate Assistant Career Leadership Academy Pomerantz Career Center The University of Iowa 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C310 Iowa City, IA