Leading from the Middle Academy 2018: Applications are Now Open!
Faced with implementing an array of statewide initiatives and now, Guided Pathways, California Community Colleges need leadership development more than ever. Our institutions must have strong, innovative “middle” leaders who can effectively work with executive staff to address the myriad of reforms facing our institutions, to facilitate communication, and to move stakeholders to action. The RP Group is developing this group of critical change makers through our Leading from the Middle (LFM) Academy.
The 2018 LFM Academy Will Focus on:
If your college leaders are interested in sending a team to the 2018 LFM Academy, please send an Email of Interest to Dr. Robert Gabriner, LFM Director and indicate why LFM would be helpful for your college’s student success programs.
Where and When
The Academy consists of three convenings at the Kellogg West Conference Center in Pomona, California and a year-round support system (coaching, peer support, and online activities) for each college team. The 2018 convening dates are:
Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24
Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9
Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27
Cost Per Person
$1,000 (reduced from $2,800 due to a generous award from the CCCCO Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)), which covers tuition, food and lodging for the three face-to-face convenings.
History of LFM
LFM began in January 2013 with 47 faculty leaders, classified staff, chairs, deans, and directors from 13 colleges interested in activating improvements at the local level. We are now in our sixth year and we have serving approximately 300 community college practitioners, including deans, directors, department chairs, faculty coordinators, classified staff and teaching faculty.
For More Information
To learn more about this initiative or how to participate in the LFM Academy 2018, email LFM Director Dr. Robert Gabriner.
Enrollment is limited to no more than 70 participants.
Teams should include a minimum of three participants up to a maximum of five per team, including a faculty member, an administrator, and a researcher.
Apply here by November 15, 2017 (new submission deadline). A PDF of the application is available if you would like to review it prior to applying.
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Offered annually by the RP Group, this interactive, sustained professional development program:
Uses a project and problem-based learning model
Engages college teams comprised of faculty, administrators, and researchers in the implementation of a component of the Student Success Act (e.g. SSSP, Equity)
Includes face-to-face sessions, coaching, and online activities designed to both support the leadership development of individual participants and assist college teams in project delivery
Curricular topics include:
Making the Case/Using Evidence
Understanding and Analyzing Institutional Cultures for Successful Leadership
Building Teams and Coalitions
Using Design Tools (concept mapping, prototyping, case studies and logic models)
Dr. Robert Gabriner, Professor, Educational Leadership Program, SF State University
Rose Asera, Independent Researcher and Evaluator, the RP Group
Vicki Fabbri, Instructor, Communications, Cabrillo College
Ben Gamboa, Senior Research & Planning Analyst, Crafton Hills College
Barbara McNeice-Stallard, Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Mt. San Antonio College
Ben Mudgett, Articulation Officer and Assistant Professor, Palomar College
Debra Polak, Dean of Instruction, Mendocino College
Anniqua Rana, Dean of Athletics, Library, & Learning Resources, Cañada College
Cindy Stephens, Early Childhood Education Department Chair, College of the Canyons
Ireri Valenzuela, Senior Researcher and Professional Learning Facilitator, the RP Group
Kristina Whalen, Dean of Fine, Applied, and Communication Arts, City College of San Francisco
Rebecca Wong, Interim Director, Title III Program, West Valley College
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