Now more than ever, higher ed needs managers to have particularly strong foundational skills. As complexity and the pace of change increase, it is important that managers be able to:
CCC recognizes that for management development to have the desired long-term impact, it needs to be experiential, practical and developmental. Knowing the pressures on the higher ed industry, we recognize it also needs to be cost and time efficient.
CCC's Rising Professionals is:
Rising Professionals is ideal for:
Mid-level managers with direct reporting staff.
For example, people filling these and similar positions: Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, Associate or Assistant Dean, Program Manager, etc.
Optional Program Feature: Follow-on Developmental Coaching
(3) one-hour coaching sessions with a CCC Coach.
Integrating new behaviors and practices takes time, reflection and feedback. Individual coaching provides support for that process by creating a space for debriefing experiences, testing out new behaviors, receiving feedback and being challenged. Further the learning experience by engaging a CCC Coach for three additional sessions within the three month period immediately following your Rising Professionals experience.
"I am so pleased that my Associate Director, along with another member of the Stonehill staff, was able to attend Rising Professionals. Every time she learns something new, has peer coaching, or works on a new concept she is so excited. The ability to collaborate with colleagues from other institutions is a huge asset to this program. And of course the facilitation by Kande McDonald and Adam Motenko always exceeds expectations. I highly recommend this program for your rising professionals! I know we will be sending more through this amazing program."
"The program was amazing, considering we went through it right when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Suddenly, goals changed in an instant. The "Planning Guide for Change" and "Guiding People Through Change" were particularly useful tools and continue to be. I'm not sure I'd be as well equipped if it hadn't been for Rising Professionals. Perhaps the most impactful to me, though, were the Peer Coaching Triads. I was paired with two amazing professionals who I could confide in, and they in me, as we coached and listened to each other. What a great benefit to have at a very difficult time. I grew a lot during the program. And a shout out to Adam who is a fantastic listener and professional."
"I absolutely love Kande and Adam. They show up with courage and lead with big hearts... The reading and articles were also excellent."
"It has been encouraging to see the early results of Rising Professionals on key colleagues in my office. By starting with self awareness and self care, these colleagues have reported an immediate impact on their ability to recognize and manage stress levels which, in turn, has had a positive effect on their decision making and overall outlook."