2021 Inaugural Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program is a hybrid program for members with leadership potential. The program offers leadership training created to build self-awareness and knowledge of leadership skills, develop interpersonal and team building skills, develop strong peer relationships along with an ongoing support network, apply acquired knowledge and skills in future professional and volunteer leadership roles, and develop a plan for volunteerism/service in SCSHA. 

Selected program participants must participate in a Leadership Development Program orientation/workshop at the 2021 SCSHA Convention and monthly webinars over the course of the program on select leadership topics. Webinar meetings will be held in evening hours - for two hours - and will consist of one hour of individually previewed webinar instruction followed by one hour of live discussion and instruction led by program co-chairs Amber Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, CMDCP and Elise Davis-McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Past President.

Agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

LDP Kick-Off

Workshop via Zoom, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm Workshop will discuss (1) how the Leadership Development Program works; (2) an introduction to leadership development; and (3) emotional intelligence assessment. Participants will each review their leadership project objectives, timeline, and resources needed.

Learner Outcomes

  • Define the goal and history of the Leadership Development Program
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of program participants and graduation requirements
  • Identify engagement of LDP graduates within SCSHA

Presenters

  • Amber Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, CMDCP
  • Elise Davis - McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Past President

 

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MONTHLY SESSIONS

Monthly sessions will consist of one hour ASHA webinars on leadership topics followed by one hour of live instruction led by program co-chairs Amber Heape and Elise Davis-McFarland.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Virtual Meetings Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar2)

Summary

Virtual meetings are a blessing and a curse for communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professionals. Although they allow for interactions with participants from different geographies and time zones, they can be fraught with stressful technical challenges. Many facilitation strategies that are appropriate for in-person meetings fall short given the technical complexities of virtual meetings. In this webinar, participants will learn techniques to navigate these complexities and ensure that virtual meetings successfully deliver their desired outcomes. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the factors that leaders use to choose virtual meeting platforms 
  • Identify the critical responsibilities of a virtual meeting facilitator and participant
  • Explore tips and techniques for running a successful virtual meeting

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning

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Webinar

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021  - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Conflict Management Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar3)

Summary

The nature of the work of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professionals is rife with the potential for conflict with key stakeholders, especially for those who aspire toward leadership roles. Although conflict may never be comfortable, understanding its causes and learning strategies to address it can relieve much of the stress that it triggers. In this webinar, participants will better understand the nature of conflict, potential sources, and strategies to resolve and prevent it…  

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe four major sources of conflict
  • Explain how differences in perception contribute to conflict
  • Identify effective responses to conflict

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning

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Webinar

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

 

High-Performing Teams Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar7)

Summary

As the work of CSD professionals becomes increasingly complex and interdisciplinary, the use of teams is becoming even more common. Yet, many teams struggle and do not create value for their organizations. The ability to function effectively on a team or to help a team become more effective is critical for professional success. In this webinar, participants will gain foundational knowledge about the ingredients of highly successful teams as well as strategies to help improve the team’s effectiveness.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the stages of team development
  • Explain the role of the team leaders in moving a team through the stages to become high performing
  • Identify the components and behaviors of an effective team

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning

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Webinar

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Influencing Others Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar5)

Summary

In both their organizational and volunteer roles, CSD professionals often have a need to enlist the support of others to fulfill their responsibilities. However, they may lack the formal authority to direct others’ efforts. In this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of power as an enabler for influencing others along with strategies for planning and executing an influence approach.   

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify your sources of influence power
  • Define the steps to an influence interaction
  • Define the key behaviors associated with effective influence

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning

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Webinar

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Coaching Others Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar4)

Summary

Coaching is not just a random conversation; it utilizes uses a specific set of behaviors and a defined process for evoking peak performance in others. The ability to coach others’ growth and performance is a critical competency for CSD professionals interested in leadership. In this webinar, participants will learn about the mindsets, assumptions, and behaviors associated with coaching others toward peak performance. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the unique qualities of the coaching relationship and mindset
  • Identify critical coaching behaviors
  • Describe the process for performance coaching

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning

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Webinar

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Leadership Styles Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar8)

Summary

Leadership style encompasses patterns of behaviors when interacting with others and is considered an essential skill for CSD professionals who aspire to become a leader. Leaders who are skillful at adapting their style are self-aware and flexible in how they direct others. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to key concepts associated with leadership styles as well as behaviors and ways to apply it to workplace situations.

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe different leadership styles and their effectiveness
  • Identify the specific behaviors associated with different leadership styles
  • Describe how to adapt your own leadership style to specific workplace situations

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning

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Webinar

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Strategic Thinking Webinar (https://community.asha.org/leadershipacademy/webinars/webinar6)

Summary

Research suggests that a key difference between a leader and a manager is the capacity to think and act from a bigger picture and long-term perspective. A key determinant of career success for many CSD professionals is their ability to identify new opportunities to add value in both their organizational and volunteer roles. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to strategic thinking concepts and strategies for identifying and developing innovative new ideas.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Distinguish between thinking styles: creative, critical, and systems-oriented thinking
  • Explore how to identify and frame strategic opportunities
  • Explore and apply the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT ) analysis technique

Presenters

  • Kevin Nourse, PhD, Nourse Leadership Strategies
  • Alice Waagen, PhD, Workforce Learning 

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Webinar

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 8, Leadership Project Presentations and Graduation

Summary

This session will be a culmination of the Leadership Development Program.  Each participant will present a synopsis of their completed project, detailing objectives, results, benefit to stakeholders, impact on practice, and a plan to use results to impact other professional endeavors. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Reflect on emotional intelligence growth and personal leadership skills gained
  • Identify future leadership opportunities within the workplace, state, and national organization
  • Explore seven leadership projects, detailing effects on stakeholders.

Class Participants/Projects 

Michelle Daniels- Mentoring Program for Graduate Students and CFs in the Medical Setting

Taylor Dry- Free Water Protocol/Program for Post-Acute Care Company

Mattie Brantley- Dysphagia Program for Orientation of Skilled Nursing Staff

Angela McLeod- Workload/Service Model Implementation for Public School District

Anitra Donaldson- “Adopt a SPED Department” Program

Christine Lewis- Free Parent Workshop Series on Child Language

Regina Jackson- Teacher Attitudes and Knowledge Toward SLP Scope of Practice

 

This course is offered for (1.8) ASHA CEUs (Various Level, Related Area)