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TPSE Leadership Institute

Program Content

Topic Focus: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This year, applicant's project proposals should focus on addressing diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the mathematics and statistical sciences. 

Two-day Workshop:

The first event for each Leadership cohort is a two-day summer leadership training workshop to be held in late June. There, Leadership Fellows will meet and learn from experienced leaders through panels, presentations, and small group discussions on topics that will expand their vision of what leadership means, teach them essential leadership skills, and increase their motivation to make a difference as a leader. 

This year, TPSE Math will host the Leadership Institute Summer Training Workshop in 1 of 2 ways, dependent upon available funding. 

  1. IN-PERSON: If additional funding is available, TPSE Math will host a two-day workshop at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Fellows should plan to arrive on June 25, with workshop events on June 26 and 27. Fellows should plan to depart on June 28. Travel expenses for the two-day summer workshop will be covered by the Institute.

  2. VIRTUAL: If additional funding is not available, TPSE Math will host a virtual workshop, with webinars taking place on June 26-28. 

Past workshop sessions have included:

  • Panels:

    • What does it take to be a leader in higher education? 

    • Expanding your horizon - leadership roles besides being a dept chair or dean

  • Presentations:

    • Different leadership styles 

    • Communication and people skills

    • What does it take to become a leader outside of academia?

    • Experiences and lessons learned: a journey from department chair to president and chancellor of a university

  • Small Group Breakout Sessions:

    • Managing Conflict Scenarios

    • Refining Your Leadership Project

  • Reflective Self-assessment

Sample Discussion Topics for the Bi-monthly Group Virtual Meeting 

  1. Managing a department or a program (e.g., who to go to for data and additional resources, how to make an effective case for additional resources, budgets, etc.)

  2. The changing role of mathematics and meeting people in other disciplines who are using mathematics in new and unusual ways.

  3. Managing conflict

  4. Organizing a department or program (e.g., team building/consensus building, how to lay out the organization or structure of a department or program, etc.)

  5. Evaluating the needs of a department or program and creating a strategic plan 

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