Inspired by the work and legacies of Denice D. Denton, the recipients of the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award, named in her honor, have organized a faculty development workshop on Friday June 3, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop 2016 will focus on the development of knowledge, skills, strategies, and critical networks for midcareer faculty in the fields of engineering, computing, mathematical and physical sciences, who are assistant or associate professors with 4-15 years of experience in tenure-line faculty positions.
Workshop participants will benefit from learning from their more senior colleagues, as well as from working with their peers and near-peers to develop strategies for success, and will design individual leadership plans.
Topics addressed through the workshop will include strategies for mid-career development planning, modes of academic leadership, developing and utilizing mentors and sponsors, skills for effective team science, conflict resolution, negotiation, mitigating implicit bias, performance evaluation, accountability plans and practices to improve strategies for inclusion within lab groups, departments, and schools, and work-life integration.
The workshop also seeks to develop strong cross-institutional academic peer networks, particularly important for women and underrepresented minority faculty members.
The workshop’s intended outcomes are the support and further development of a new generation of academic women and men prepared and energized to be leaders, mentors and coaches, and to contribute to transforming the climate to enable success for those in science and engineering independent of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, country of origin, and other dimensions of diversity.