A Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is 3 hours in length.
It is a preconference workshop in which a senior faculty/administrator with special expertise shares knowledge for the purpose of promoting leadership roles and enhancing leadership skills. Suggested content areas include:
2012 APM Offerings
Friday, November 9
Morning Session—9:00 am–12:00 pm
I. Orientation and Professional Development for New Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors/Administrators
This workshop is designed for undergraduate program administrators with less than 3 years of experience. Experienced baccalaureate social work program directors will discuss the role and scope of administering an undergraduate social work program, program governance, academic leadership, fiscal and human resource management, environmental scanning, and accreditation.
Deborah B. Rubin, Chatham University
J. Dean May, Western Kentucky University
Emily Myers, Auburn University
Rebecca Turner, Jacksonville State University
Afternoon Session—1:30 am–4:30 pm
J. So You Want to Be an Administrator: Assessing the Goodness-of-Fit
Through their experience in university administrative positions and their training at leadership institutes, the presenters found their social work training gave them a unique skill set for successful and effective leadership in academic administration. This institute helps social work educators assess their fit with and interest in pursuing such positions.
Susan A. Hoffpauir, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
Julia A. Guevara, Grand Valley State University