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Event #1316

Growing capacity to respond to controversial topics and incidents within a University context


Thursday, June 3, 2021

09:00 - 10:30
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Senior leaders are often called upon to respond to difficult, challenging and often controversial issues, on the spot. Regardless of years of experience this is often daunting. If you are in or aspire to a university leadership position, we invite you to join us in this exciting, strategic learning exercise.

Over the past four years we have worked with members of our leadership team (deans, chairs, and other senior leaders) to think through how to respond thoughtfully and collaboratively to complex and difficult issues, especially those that emerge without warning. Our approach, which we will demonstrate, is scenario-based and integrates hands on engagement with an emergent issue with learning moments from institutional experts.

This session will delivered by University of Alberta leadership, including Wendy Rodgers, Deputy Provost; Jax Oltean, Senior Legal Counsel; Evelyn Hamdon, Senior Advisor, Equity and Human Rights; and Kathleen Brough, Chief of Staff, Provost's Office.