Seminars

SEMINAR SERIES 2013-2015
CELEBRATION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS JUNE 2015

September 30, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Terry Campus, Room 400 A
PROGRAM AND LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OVERVIEW

  • “Meet and greet” session with participants
  • Welcome remarks
  • Goals and objectives of the program
  • Responsibilities/expectations of participants, mentors, and coordinator
  • Overview of leadership qualities
  • Announcement of each participant’s mentor
  • Review of plan
  • Calendar of Events
  • Emotional Intelligence Survey

Presenters
Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr., President
Dr. Mark T. Brainard, Executive Vice President
Dr. Patricia DePlasco, SPHR, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Dr. Hope W. Murray, Vice President & Campus Director (ret)

OCTOBER  22, 2013,  9:30  a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Overview of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Discussion of the parts of personal emotional intelligence and how it affects performance, creativity, and success.
  • Discussion of performance strengths, performance vulnerabilities, and creating a plan for enhancing EQ.

Presenter:   
Dr. Hope W. Murray, Vice President & Campus Director (ret)

NOVEMBER 20, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY

  • Review various leadership philosophies
  • Developing your own leadership style

Presenter
Ms. Maribeth Dockety, PHR, Human Resources Director - Owens Campus

FEBRUARY 4, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Terry Campus
STATE BUDGET PROCESS

  • Overview of the State and College budget processes including how a budget is developed
  • Overview of the development of programs
  • Discussion on how difficult financial recommendations and decisions are made by the Governor and the members of the General Assembly

Presenters
Mr. Robert Scoglietti, Director of Policy & External Affairs, OMB
Mr. Gerard M. McNesby, Vice President for Finance

MARCH 7,  2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Terry Campus ETB 741 AB
LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Presenters
Mr. Brian Shirey, Esquire, Chief Legal Counsel and Vice President for Human Resources – Office of the President
Ms. Barbara Weatherly, Esquire, Senior Legal Counsel -- Office of the President
Mr. Richard Stokes, Esquire, Legal Counsel – Office of the President

APRIL 15, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., ETB 741 AB, Terry Campus
DELAWARE TECH:  PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

PAST—

  • History of community colleges
  • History of Delaware Technical & Community College

PRESENT—

  • Delaware Tech today
  • Reference Materials
  • Available Technology Resources

FUTURE—

  • Technology Innovations

Presenters
Dr. Patricia DePlasco, SPHR, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Dr. Richard Kralevich, Associate Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology

JUNE 5, 2014,  9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., ETB 741 AB, Terry Campus
PLANNING, ASSESSMENT, & ACCREDITATION (9:30 – 12:00)

Overview of planning, assessment, and accreditation processes.

Presenters
Dr. Judith A. Sciple, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & College Relations
Ms. Deborah St. Jean, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Director

October 10, 2014   9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Terry Campus, ETB 741 A& B
GOVERNANCE AND DECISION-MAKING, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Facilitated by the Vice Presidents & Campus Directors with real-life case studies/problems presented and the participants having an opportunity to “solve” the case studies/problems. 

Presenters:
Dr. Kathy Janvier, Acting VP & Campus Director, Stanton/Wilmington Campus
Dr. Ileana M. Smith, VP & Campus Director, Owens Campus
Dr. June S. Turansky, VP & Campus Director, Terry Campus

YEAR ONE REFLECTION WITH MENTORS (1:00 – 3:00)    

(Lunch for participants and mentors 12:00 – 1:00)

  • Introduction
  • Group Discussion
  • First-Year Progress Review with Mentor

Facilitator: Dr. Patricia DePlasco, SPHR, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

OCTOBER 14,  2014, 8:30 – 1:30
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MEETING

Participants attend as a group.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Terry Campus, ETB 741 A/B
MOCK PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MEETING

Facilitator:  Dr. Mark T. Brainard, President

JANUARY 22, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Communicating
  • Listening
  • Team Building
  • Supervising
  • Motivating
  • Disciplining

Presenters
Dr. Patricia DePlasco, SPHR, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources        
Ms. Maribeth Dockety, PHR, Human Resources Director - Owens Campus

FEBRUARY 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LEADERSHIP RESOURCES REVIEW AND DISCUSSION

Lunch Provided 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

There are a multitude of excellent leadership resources available today, and most people have at least one favorite.  As one of the Activities at the beginning of the Program, participants were asked to select a leadership resource to read/review and be prepared to share key points with the group during this seminar. 

Mentors are invited to attend this seminar.
Lunch will be provided.

Facilitator: Dr. Patricia DePlasco, SPHR, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

MARCH 2015,   9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC THINKING (9:30 - 12:00)

The opportunities and challenges of working in a matrix organization will be explored with the concepts of situational leadership and strategic thinking examined as the keys to effectively and successfully working in a matrix organization.

Presenter: To be Announced

APRIL 8, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Terry Campus
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE & GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES, 9:30 – 12:00

  • Recognizing and appreciating generational differences
  • Increasing organizational effectiveness

Presenter: Dr. Regan Hicks-Goldstein, Dean of Student Services, Stanton/Wilmington

PROGRAM ASSESSMENT (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m.
Program Assessment 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

JUNE 9, 2015, Terry Campus CELEBRATION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Pictures will be taken at 3:00 p.m.
Board meeting begins at 4:00 p.m.

Recognition at the June Board of Trustees meeting followed by dinner with Board members,  President’s Council, and mentors.