May 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
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.
This event is intended for new managers, those who oversee new managers, or anyone who struggles with giving constructive feedback.
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 will have the opportunity to review a case study prior to the event.
|9:00 - 9:20 a.m.||Networking Reception and Registration|
|9:20 - 9:30 a.m.||Welcome - EVP of Human Resources for Blackbaud|
|9:30 - 9:40 a.m.||Round Table Intros|
9:40 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
10:20 - 11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Managers' group discussion (with guiding questions)
Managers' Skills Assessment/Learning Plan
Mentor/Coaches’ and Managers’ 1:1 feedback
Full Group Case Debrief (facilitated by Elayne Sheridan)
|12:00 - 12:45 p.m.||Lunch|
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
| Interactive Group Activities and Managers' reflection exercises
Full Group Debrief, Wrap-up, Feedback
- 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.