1. Administrative Team Building at Academic Institutions: Finding, Assembling, and Inspiring Your Leadership Team

Administrative Team Building at Academic Institutions: Finding, Assembling, and Inspiring Your Leadership Team

Administrative Team Building at Academic Institutions: Finding, Assembling, and Inspiring Your Leadership Team
Event ID: 18451
Session ID: 15849

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Jim Weese, PhD
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? College and university administrators, department heads, department chairs, deans
Best For: Higher education

The team approach to leadership has been proven to be the most effective in higher education, and many suggest it is the only way to lead. Furthermore, effective team leadership is critical to the success and survival of deans and other academic administrators. Unfortunately, low buy-in and demanding workloads make administrative roles difficult to fill, and if not done correctly, low morale, diminished productivity and weaker departments are inevitable. This session will help deans, presidents, and VPs get ahead of the curve, helping them identify, recruit, prepare and inspire the right members for their leadership teams.

Please join Jim Weese as he helps participants identify, recruit, install, and propose activities and strategies that will help inspire members for their team. He will also address the challenges that participants generally face in this critical area and provide participants with suggestions and solutions to overcome these obstacles. The prime beneficiary of a strong leadership team is the academic unit and the stakeholders it serves!


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The utility of team leadership to senior high education leadership
  • How to identify high potential team members (including how to avoid common mistakes in this process)
  • How to excite the right colleagues for higher education leadership roles
  • How to position and prepare the right colleagues for candidacy
  • How to ensure effective onboarding, orientation and clarity around a clear mandate
  • How to help ensure team members get off to a great start
  • How to keep the excitement and ongoing development
  • Evaluating members and assessing the needs for future development
  • How to know whether your recruitment and development processes are working


Your conference leader for "Administrative Team Building at Academic Institutions: Finding, Assembling, and Inspiring Your Leadership Team" is Jim Weese, Ph.D. Dr. Weese is a leading leadership expert, a gifted speaker, and a community leader. He teaches and conducts research at one of Canada’s top universities where he also excelled in senior leadership roles.

Jim is a professor of leadership and the former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (2004-2015) at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He has also served as the special advisor to the provost and the acting vice provost (International) at Western. He was the dean of the faculty of human kinetics (1999-2004) at the University of Windsor prior to moving to Western in 2004.

He teaches, consults, and conducts research, and delivers speeches on the topic of leadership. He is recognized and heralded as a transformational academic leader and a leading authority in the area whose research papers appear in the top journals in his field. He is a transformational leader who has garnered impressive results in a variety of senior leadership positions. He has engaged and informed audiences across many sectors on the merits of a team approach to leadership. His “Five C” Concept of Leadership serves as the foundation to his approach to leadership. He has also served as a leadership consultant with both nonprofit organizations as well as multinational companies and help senior leadership positions within a number of academic associations. He is currently a member of a number of volunteer boards including the YMCA of Western Ontario, and the Sunningdale Golf and Country Club.

Naturally, he has earned a number of academic and leadership awards throughout his distinguished career including the top research and leadership awards from his profession, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada in 2002 for his academic leadership and ten years later, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for his leadership and advocacy for exercise and physical activity. In 2010 Dr. Weese worked with the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Hockey Teams at the Winter Olympic Games. In 2014 his alma mater, the University of Windsor inducted him into its Sports Hall of Fame.

Dr. Weese lives in London with his wife Sherri, son Zach, and daughter Haylee. His passions include gardening and playing golf, hockey, and his guitars.

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