Minutes - July 7, 2004
ATTENDEES: Rose Lacey, Scott Elmshaeuser, Jodi Nelson, Edie Blakeley, Jean-Luc Devis (new member-at-large), Lyle Leaming, Karen Guthreau
Professional Faculty Leadership Association Retreat
July 7, 2004 in the Alumni Center
Leader: Scott Elmshaueser, PFLA President
- Fun and playful: work hard but have fun doing it.
- Keep the university mission at the heart of what we do.
- Quality & excellence: programming plus organizational.
- Respect each other.
- Positive attitude.
- Active participation.
- Supportive plus willingness to help when under time constraints.
- Audience-remember who the audience/membership is.
- Dream it, believe it, achieve it.
- Flexibility-step in when help is needed; make suggestions.
- Advocacy for the members.
- Valuing each person's contribution.
- Commitment and passion.
- Volunteerism and philanthropy: show we are committed as a board.
- Authentic with each other.
- Manage reputations: each others and the organization.
- Open to new ideas/suggestions: be supportive of other ideas and creativity.
- Good listening: active and attentive.
Accomplishments for Last Year:
- Membership up.
- Website improved and web position created.
- Meeting attendance up.
- Lots of new faces at the meetings; a lot of enthusiasm built.
- Great professional development opportunities.
- Last event (Hawaiian Get Away) really fun and there was good attendance.
- Started an important dialog with President Ray.
- Liked new location.
- Creation of the Karel J. H. Murphy Professional Leadership and Service Award.
- Better visibility.
- Prize drawings fun.
- Good job on membership.
- Tackled some tough university issues.
- Didn't give up, persistence without being a pest.
- Handled ourselves with integrity
- Had interest.
- Came up with solutions/problem solving; not whiners.
- Greater credibility.
- More viable, life, works, does something.
- Went beyond boundaries in thinking: strategic thinking and discussion.
- Good connections with President Ray.
- Growing in credibility
- Liked diversity of speakers (examples: Jay Johns and Larry Roper; Rich Shintaku).
- Great examples of interacting and working together.
- Partnered with UHDS, re: Living Leadership & Will Keim.
Professional Development Ideas and Monthly Meetings: (M = Monthly; W = Workshop)
- Tammy Bray: kid → adult health. (M)
- Personal mission/vision-leadership plan. (W or series, Jackie Balzer?)
- Develop leadership style; finding your own. (W, Larry Roper)
- Defending oneself against problem employees and/or supervisors; how to deal with false accusations and protect yourself. (M, Ellen Taylor or Tom Murphy?)
- Diversity and community. (M, Terryl Ross)
- Public speaking/presentation skills. (M)
- Entering and exiting an organization: reading the culture. (W, possibly 2 hours)
- Health bites; peer health advocates. (M)
- Designing effective meetings. (M)
- Faculty Senate: how it works, mediation process, who are they to us, the professional faculty. (M or series)
- Legislature. (M, Jock Mills)
- Networking skills. (M, Curt Peterson, Bob Westland, Jeff Todd?)
- Understanding university budgets. (M, Gil Brown)
- Weatherford and College of Business Entrepreneurship Program. (M, Ilene Kleinsorge)
- Service learning, Halsell Hall, day of caring (M, Jeff Hale, Deb Burke?)
- Developing/sustaining mentoring/coaching relationships. (W)
- Another Jay John and Larry Roper forum. (*W)
- Working in a dualistic organization and keeping a sense of humor. (M, Mary Anne Vydra)
- OSURA: a panel of recently retired and long term retired on retirement issues. (M)
- Personal finance planning and management (W-2 hours, Jean Smith, Doraanne Hurley; Chris Scariano?) Also possible conference, day-long series, or workshop.
- Creativity (W, Naomi Mandsager: see Edie Blakley) possibly ½ day.
- Check with Extension, Athletics, and Housing on in-house training and possibility of joint sponsorship.
- Building collaborative relationships. (W)
- Marketing panel: hands on and more for less. (Hold for later, Eric Hanson and external relationship people from colleges, Ben "from Scott's office" Danley).
- Understanding and working with different communication styles. (M)
- University business services: foundation, travel, payables, payroll, reimbursement, creative financing, indirect costs classifying. (Panel, miniseries, 3 lunch hours or all day)
- Disciplinary process: support for supervisors. (short W, Dave Shaw)
- How to manage union representatives. (M)
- Position challenges. (M, Judy Hughes)
- Conversation with President Ray. (M)
Managerial Forum/New Name to Address Issues in a Proactive Manner: (Looking for catchy name)
- First response
- Front line
- Up front
- What's on top
- First alert
- Heads up!
- Your attention