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Inspired by the work and legacies of Denice D. Denton, the recipients of the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award, named in her honor, organized a faculty development workshop on Friday June 3, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop 2016 focused 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 benefitted from learning from their more senior colleagues, as well as from working with their peers and near-peers to develop strategies for success. They also designed individual leadership plans.
Topics addressed through the workshop included 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 sought to develop strong cross-institutional academic peer networks, particularly important for women and underrepresented minority faculty members.
The workshop helped to support and further develop a new generation of academic women and men prepared and energized to be leaders, mentors and coaches. It also contributed 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.