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Classified Staff Leadership Academy 2017

Who are our aspiring and inspiring leaders among classified staff members? What can we do to challenge, motivate, and keep proven, high performing leaders? What can we do to cultivate the next generation of classified staff leaders?

The VCCS Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce that the 2017 Classified Staff Leadership Academy will be held July 26 – 28, 2017 at Arboretum III in Richmond, VA. Designed to prepare VCCS staff members for greater leadership responsibilities, this academy will enhance the readiness of staff professionals who are committed to advancing the VCCS mission through effective leadership and supervision.

Call for nominations: The academy is by invitation only, and Presidential nomination only. VCCS presidents are invited to nominate one classified staff member per campus for this professional development opportunity. The 2017 Classified Staff Leadership Academy will enhance the readiness of staff professionals who are committed to advancing the VCCS mission through effective leadership and supervision. If you would like to be considered for nomination, please contact your college president.

The 2017 Academy Features:

  • Experientially-based learning seminars focusing on solving problems and leveraging opportunities relevant to Virginia’s community colleges
  • Skill development and career enhancement through behavioral assessments, senior leader panels, facilitated discussions, feedback and action-planning
  • Outstanding Academy instructors and course facilitators

Quick Facts:

  • Limited to one classified staff person per Virginia community college campus by presidential nomination only
  • Two System Office nominees may be selected to attend
  • The VCCS Office of Professional Development will support the tuition for one attendee per campus, including two nights’ lodging for each participant whose campus is fifty (50) or more miles from the site of the Academy and Wednesday dinner, Thursday lunch, and Friday lunch. Colleges are responsible for supporting participants’ travel costs, including Thursday’s dinner, meals on the road and mileage. The Hyatt Place provides complimentary breakfast and free parking to all hotel guests
  • Participants should come prepared to be fully engaged in an immersive, educational atmosphere

Timeline:

  • June 8, 2017: Deadline for college president to submit confirmed nominee name to the Office of Professional Development
  • June 15, 2017: Deadline for confirmed nominees register online
  • June 15, 2017: Deadline for participants to make hotel reservations

Registration and Hotel Information:

Upon successful completion of the online registration, participants can make their hotel reservations at the Hyatt Place, located at 201 Arboretum Place in Richmond, across the street from the VCCS headquarters at Arboretum III.

Phone (804) 560-1566, ask for the Reservations Department, and request the VCCS July 2017 CSLA room block for arrival July 26, departure July 28. Participants will need to provide a personal credit card number to guarantee the reservation; the charge will be transferred to the VCCS master account upon check-in. Individuals will only be billed for incidentals or no-shows.

Please note: Coverage is limited to employees whose primary campus is 50 or more miles from Arboretum III. Employees of J. Sargeant Reynolds and John Tyler campuses are not eligible for overnight accommodations.

Hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, June 15, 2017.

The hotel provides complimentary breakfast and parking for each guest. Click here for more hotel details.

For information regarding programming, hotel and other logistics, please contact Sandy Gharib at (804) 819-4966.

Upon submitting your registration form, you will receive a confirmation email and further details regarding the Academy.

What is covered for participants?

The VCCS Office of Professional Development will support the tuition for one attendee per campus, including two nights’ lodging for each participant whose campus is fifty (50) or more miles from the site of the Academy and Wednesday dinner, Thursday lunch, and Friday lunch. Colleges are responsible for supporting participants’ travel costs, including Thursday’s dinner, meals on the road and mileage. The Hyatt Place provides complimentary breakfast and free parking to all hotel guests.

 

 

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