Spring Session TBD
The College of Charleston, in partnership with Blackbaud, Inc., is offering an excellent opportunity for local professionals to discuss challenging management situations and “difficult conversations,” and receive one-on-one feedback from Blackbaud executives regarding soft skills and management style.
The day's schedule will consist of round table discussions, followed by individual feedback, and a full group case debrief facilitated by Blackbaud’s Director of Leadership Development, Elayne Sheridan, who has facilitated similar programs for corporate and government clients of Harvard Business Publishing.
Learning objectives include:
- Typical misconceptions of new managers
- Perils of relying too much on past strengths
- Recognizing the nuances of a management environment
- Managing upward
- Using and building a network within a new management role
- Creating a unified team
- Giving difficult feedback
Participants - both Coaches and those to be Coached - will have the opportunity to review an interesting and engaging case study prior to the event.
College of Charleston
3800 Paramount Drive,
North Charleston SC 29405
To Coach:Coaching participation is open to senior level managers. Cost: $75 Benefits include:
- Two hours of training in contemporary coaching techniques (see below)
- Case study
- Collaboration with other coaches
- Full day of practicing coaching techniques, including two one-on-one sessions coaching an assigned manager-level participant
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Blackbaud, room TBD) OR Thursday, October 19th, 2017 - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (CofC North Campus, room TBD)
To be Coached:Participants who are To be Coached should be new managers, those who oversee new managers, or anyone who struggles with giving constructive feedback. Cost: $60 Benefits include:
- Case study
- Full day of management development, including one-on-one coaching sessions with personal mentor
- Elayne Sheridan, Blackbaud
- Alice Hamilton, College of Charleston
- Steve Hodlin, Blackbaud
- John Mistretta, Blackbaud
Sheridan holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Steve holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts, an MBA from Babson College, and is currently working on his PhD in Management from Walden University, specializing in Leadership and Organizational Change.
Mistretta holds both a Master’s degree and bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.