October 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 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 an interesting and engaging case study prior to the event.
Mentors:Mentorship is open to senior level managers; please apply directly to Elayne Sheridan. Cost: $75 Cost includes:
- 90-minute coaching session on contemporary coaching techniques (Oct. 19)
- Case study
- Collaboration with other mentors
- Full day of practicing coaching techniques, including one-on-one sessions with FT managers
CoachesCost: $65 Cost includes:
- 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.