The 2nd Annual CFT Leadership Academy: Effective Mentoring & Evaluation

Who: ALL Past, Present, and Future Faculty Leaders should attend!


What You Can Expect

In our second year, the CFT Leadership Academy will take a more focused approach centering on Mentoring and Evaluation, which are two related areas all leaders play an important role in within their respective organizations.


In particular, we will focus on two areas:


1. Mentoring: Picking up on the discussion started at the 2019 Schwab Leadership Institute, our presenters will add to the discussion about how to serve in this important role as a mentor-leader to those in their committees, programs, departments, and colleges as a whole; and


2. Evaluation: We will spend time looking at how to conduct both formal and informal evaluative processes to include performance evaluations (based on the contractual required evals) through cognitive coaching techniques along with incorporating a more reflective observations.


Our facilitators for this workshop will be Dr. Betty J. Sternberg. Dr. Sternberg is CT Commissioner of Education, Emerita along with serving as the Project Director for the CCSU Teacher Leader Fellowship Program. She will be joined by Dr. Anthony J. Rigazio-DiGilio, Professor Emeritus at CCSU and past department chair for the Educational Leadership, Policy, & Instructional Tech. program at Central.


Where: Tunxis Community College, Room 6-127/128


When: Friday, June 7th from 10:00 – 2:00pm (lunch provided)


Why Attend the CFT Leadership Academy?

Nationally and locally, faculty and staff find themselves taking on greater workloads due to increased levels of responsibility. Yet, studies show how underprepared these individuals are to take on leadership roles such as committee chair, program coordinator, department chair and more.


The Center for Teaching wants to address this growing need for those already serving in various leadership roles as well as faculty and staff who may soon be called into such positions.


Interested in attending? There are a limited number of spots available, so sign up below by May 20th! If you have any questions, please reach out to Forrest Helvie (!

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