Leading with Excellence (Online)

August 4 & 5, 2020

Faculty members across the Manoa campus face unique challenges as they transition into Academic Leaders, whether as an Executive, Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair, Graduate or Undergraduate Chair, or Program Chair or Director. The University is committed to providing support, resources and training to faculty members as they transition into these Academic Leadership roles.

The Leading with Excellence conference will provide current and newly appointed Academic Leaders the ability to gain a better understanding of what their roles require of them, sharpen their leadership skills and leverage their skills and vision to move their departments forward. The Leading with Excellence conference will also provide the opportunity for Academic Leaders to develop their leadership networks and exchange experiences with leaders across campus.

Workshop topics were chosen based on feedback we received from current and prospective Academic Leaders, along with trending issues our office has observed. To ensure each workshop addresses the topic at hand and is designed to provide hands on skills development for attendees, each Speaker has been asked to develop a presentation that provides tips and tools, allows for collaboration and participation, and engages the audience.

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Schedule

How to Lead - Virtually

DiSC: Communication Styles & Modifying for the Virtual Platform

Managing Difficult Conversations

Communciate and Leadership Style Self Assessment

Next Level in Managing Difficult Conversations

You’ve had that difficult conversation, what comes next?

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: "Otherness" Breaking down the Hierarchy within UH

Managing the Challenges When My Role Changes from Peer to Dept. Chair to an Executive

How do you juggle it all?

From managing daily operations to putting out fires, how to stay on top of your faculty responsibility and leadership role?

First Among Equals: The Role of Department Chair

How Chairs/Academic Leaders Can Support Student Learning via Assessment

Hard-wiring HR Culture & Practice

Guidelines for Attendees » Guidelines for Presenters »

Speakers

Amrita Mallik currently serves as the Campus Climate Program Officer for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she focuses on initiatives to foster and support a diverse, inclusive and engaged campus environment. She previously worked as a program officer in Academic Personnel with OVCAA. Prior to joining the UH Mānoa team, Amrita worked as a Senior Trial Attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, serving as the lead attorney for the Honolulu Local Office. She is also a trained mediator and arbitrator with a successful workplace mediation practice, and is the current President of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Hawaiʻi Chapter. Amrita received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and her B.A. in comparative literature from Brown University.

Presenting On:

DiSC: Communication Styles & Modifying for the Virtual Platform
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Managing Difficult Conversations
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Next Level in Managing Difficult Conversations
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: "Otherness" Breaking down the Hierarchy within UH
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Presenting On:

How to Lead - Virtually
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Dr. McCreary has been employed as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel since 2009. In this capacity she is responsible assisting individuals in understanding the intersection between the University Policies/Procedures and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, as well as for overseeing the tenure and promotion process for the Mānoa campus. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon.

Presenting On:

First Among Equals: The Role of Department Chair
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Hard-wiring HR Culture & Practice
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Presenting On:

How to Lead - Virtually
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am

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Hard-wiring HR Culture & Practice
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Dean Lyons was appointed Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in January 2019 and appointed Interim Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature in July 2016. An English professor, she previously served terms as the Associate Chair, Department Chair, and Graduate Director. She was a participant in the inaugural cohort of the Presidential Emerging Leadership Program. Dean Lyons received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include globalization, life writing, cultural theory and Irish literature and culture

Presenting On:

Managing the Challenges When My Role Changes from Peer to Dept. Chair to an Executive
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Presenting On:

DiSC: Communication Styles & Modifying for the Virtual Platform
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Megumi is the Director of the Mānoa Advising Center, the advising office for exploratory students at UHM. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising and is the Vice President Elect for 2020-2021. She has been involved in NACADA in numerous ways, including having served as a facilitator for the Creating a Peer Advising and Mentoring Program e-Tutorial for four years. She has served on a number of committees, and most notably, she was a member of the NACADA Core Values Task Force. At UHM, she is a co-founder of the Mānoa Peer Advisor Program, a cross-campus selection, training, and placement program. She has taught peer advisor training and leadership courses and co-taught a new course on academic advising approaches. For UHM’s Excellence in Academic Advising Initiative, she is currently serving as the co-chair of the Curriculum committee. A proud alumna, Megumi earned her B.A. and M.A. in English and PhD in Educational Psychology – all from UHM.

Presenting On:

How do you juggle it all?
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Monica is a UHM alum and an educational psychologist with a specialization in teaching and evaluating written communication. In her current position in the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center, she provides technical support and offers workshops on program-level learning outcomes assessment and curriculum development. Her goals are to create a positive view of assessment and increase the use of assessment findings for the benefit of students and faculty. Previously she worked as an educational specialist for Mānoa’s writing-across-the-curriculum program and the General Education Office. Her classroom experience includes teaching courses on writing as well as social science research methods. She has published and given conference presentations on learning outcomes assessment, data visualization, assignment design, writing program evaluation, self-assessment, and writing-across-the-curriculum. She received her BA in English from the University of Michigan and her MA in Composition and Rhetoric and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawai‘i.

Presenting On:

How Chairs/Academic Leaders Can Support Student Learning via Assessment
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Presenting On:

Hard-wiring HR Culture & Practice
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Presenting On:

How do you juggle it all?
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Presenting On:

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: "Otherness" Breaking down the Hierarchy within UH
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Presenting On:

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: "Otherness" Breaking down the Hierarchy within UH
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Teresa transferred to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in March 2018. Part of her responsibilities as Interim Program Officer includes coordinating with academic administrators on the management and processing of complaints and grievances and providing guidance for fact-finding investigations, decision making and performance issues. Prior to joining Academic Personnel, she was with the Mānoa Human Resources Office, functioning as their Lead Labor Relations Specialist. Teresa received her Bachelor’s Degree in in Human Resources Administration and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Shidler College of Business.

Presenting On:

Managing Difficult Conversations
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Next Level in Managing Difficult Conversations
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Presenting On:

Communciate and Leadership Style Self Assessment
Day 1: August 4, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Yao Zhang Hill is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa (UH Mānoa) Assessment and Curriculum Support Center. In her current position, Yao supports program-level curriculum reflection and action-planning; provide resources on teaching, learning, and assessment; and coordinates program and institutional assessment activities. She offers consultation, workshops, and facilitation service for faculty and programs that need assessment and curriculum support. She earned her doctoral degree in the Department of Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa in 2010. She has extensive experience in learning assessment in higher education, faculty professional development, survey research, and educational program evaluation. As of today, she has offered over 100 workshops; conducted over 200 consultations; made over 50 conference presentations, and authored/co-authored 15 book chapters or journal articles on the topic of assessment, evaluation, and curriculum development.

Presenting On:

How Chairs/Academic Leaders Can Support Student Learning via Assessment
Day 2: August 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Contact Us

Linda Voong

Human Resource Specialist
Office of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-0291
Email: voong@hawaii.edu

Deena Yamamoto

Institutional Support
Office of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4571
Email: deenay@hawaii.edu