Integrating Effective Leadership in Higher Education: A Conversation with Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute

Effective leadership in higher education webinar

On Demand

Duration: 45 minutes

About the Webinar

Higher education arms students & adult learners with the skills they need to succeed, whether they’re undergrads, graduate students, doctoral candidates, adult learners, or executives looking to level-up their career.

But integrating effective leadership in higher education goes beyond teaching technical skills. Leadership development helps students & adult learners strengthen communication and collaboration skills, become more agile and resilient, and ultimately learn how to affect positive change in the world around them. Not only do they benefit, but having strong higher-education leadership programs also helps you increase the value of the education received and in turn, your revenue streams.

What You’ll Learn

In this fireside chat, we’ll cover:

  • Current challenges and potential solutions in student & adult learning leadership curriculum
  • New concepts and leadership programming ideas being implemented right now
  • Interactive dialogue and a Q&A session with attendees

Improve the leadership capabilities at your institution and the outcomes of your learners post-graduation with customizable higher education leadership solutions.  

About the Presenters

Kelly Kirschner

Kelly Kirschner
VP and Dean
Eckerd College Division of Executive and Continuing Education

Kelly Kirschner has been the Vice President and Dean of Executive and Continuing Education at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida since 2012.In support of the College’s core mission, the Division of Executive and Continuing Educationfosters lifelong learning by providing innovative, nationally recognized, high-quality educational programs, products and services for diverse audiences.The division’sLeadership Development Institutehas been a network associate of the Center for Creative Leadership since 1981 and delivers internationally-acclaimed executive development programs to thousands of local, national, and international clients.

Prior to joining Eckerd, Kirschnerwas the director of the SW Florida immigrant-integration non-profit, UnidosNow. He currently is Board Chair of UnidosNow and serves on a number of boards of community organizations in southwest Florida. Kelly is the proud father of two young children, Bodhi and Selby.

Dr. Julia Welch

Dr. Julia Welch
Senior Faculty Member and Executive Coach
Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

Dr. Julia Welch is a Senior Faculty Member and Executive Coach at the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute (LDI). She teaches in the Leadership Development Program, Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, and a variety of custom programs created by LDI. As an executive coach, she works with clients from many organizations, including the American Heart Association, Colgate-Palmolive, Eli Lilly, AAA, Sykes, and the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to her work at LDI and Harvard Business Publishing, Julia has also taught at the University of Houston, Suffolk University, and Eckerd College. Her classes covered such topics as leadership, organizational change, motivation, conflict, teamwork, diversity, and career development. She has served in consulting roles to the healthcare and high-tech industries and is a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Tim Ziakas

Tim Ziakas
Director Higher Education Channel Partnerships – North America
Center for Creative Leadership

Tim leads CCL’s Higher Education & Learning Organization Partnerships for the Americas. For the past 15 years, Tim has spent his time developing leaders in both Secondary and Higher Education institutions. In his role at CCL, Tim advises Universities, Colleges, and Community Colleges on how to create short-form leadership development offerings for their learners. He has helped Executive Education and Continuing Education institutions stand-up research-backed leadership certificate courses and programming for alumni and local professionals.

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