June 15, 2018, 1–2 EST
Facilitators: Laurie Grupp, Providence College and Deandra Little, Elon University
As educational developers are called upon to serve as agents of change across various campus contexts, we need to recognize the skills, characteristics, and dispositions that we bring to our work, as well as those that we can (or perhaps should) develop. We’ll consider current research and a study of educational developers as we take stock of the characteristics that enable us to manage or lead change – horizontal and vertical – whether one-on-one or working with groups or committees. Participants will consider illustrative passages from interviewees as well as a heuristic designed for self-reflection on the skills we draw upon in order to collaborate, effect change, and position ourselves.