What is CCC's Rising Professionals?
Management Development for Higher Education Administrators
CCC's Rising Professionals is a seven-month, blended learning development program for new and rising managers in colleges and universities. As a manager, you will broaden your perspective and increase your impact in higher education and your unique institution through developing:
CCC's Rising Professionals: Management Development for Higher Education Administrators includes:
Community Launch Event: (Full day, in person)
This in person kick-off event brings participants from colleges and universities across the Northeast region together to explore the history and culture of academia, as well as the mission, vision and values of their individual schools. As a participant, you will identify the connections between your daily work, the role of higher ed in society and the specific challenges facing your institution. You and your peers will share and learn from one another the unique rewards and challenges of being a manager within the context and structure of academia. In this kick-off session, you will also develop an individual learning plan and experience a practical introduction to peer coaching. January 2020 cohort schedule & location.
Community Learning & Reflection: 6 (2 hour) virtual sessions
Monthly interactive, video-conference sessions provide an intimate online environment to share recent management experiences, learn new tools and content, and practice through application activities and discussion. The virtual format allows you to stay engaged with your learning community without spending time and money on travel. The sessions are led by an experienced CCC facilitator. January 2020 schedule.
Session 1 -- Stress management, self-care & presence
Session 2 -- Skillful communication
Session 3 -- Delegation & prioritization
Session 4 -- Conflict management & difficult conversations
Session 5 -- Managing and guiding change for yourself and others
Session 6 -- Learning integration and on-going development
Homework: Approximately 1 hour per month
Readings, videos, tools and activities are assigned to deepen your learning and support application of concepts and information. These assignments are an important component of the Rising Professionals experience and provide the foundation on which the virtual Community Learning & Reflection sessions and Peer Coaching are built.
Peer Coaching & Integration: 6 (1.5 hrs) sessions
You will meet monthly with members of your cohort in a small, self-directed virtual coaching group. You and your peers will be trained in CCC's peer coaching methodology that incorporates theory and skills along with a specific peer coaching process. These coaching sessions help you to integrate program content through debriefing and reflecting on current experience, gathering perspective and input, and preparing for more practice. Engaging in this coaching practice throughout the program provides a powerful support for sustainable change and growth. These sessions are scheduled by you and your small peer group and take place between each of the monthly Community Learning & Reflection sessions.
“The peer coaching has changed the way I ask questions and frame language in meetings and with my team in a way that is more open ended. I allow others to come to their own conclusions and include them in a collaborative process.”
Individual Coaching with a CCC Coach: 1 (1 hr) session
A one-on-one professional coaching session at the beginning of the program helps you set your learning goals as a manager. This coaching session provides a model that you will practice within your peer coaching group. The coaching is provided by the CCC program facilitator and scheduled in coordination with each participant.
Optional Program Feature: Follow-on Developmental Coaching
Build on your learning experience by adding (3) one-hour coaching sessions with the CCC Coach - $1,000
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 Program.
"The two members of Campus Construction participating in Rising Professionals were already outstanding performers and are now demonstrating greater patience and perspective since the program began. They are showing a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our organization and we look forward to their development as future leaders."