2016 4Cs Preconvention "Leadership in Action" Workshop Invitation

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April 6, 2016
United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, Humanities, Management and Leadership Studies

We are inviting participants for a preconvention workshop titled "Leadership in Action" held at the next Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Houston, TX. Our field's studies of rhetoric provide us with considerable leadership skills and aptitudes, and leadership studies can help us build on those strengths to better advance initiatives and manage broader institutional changes. In our workshop, we will consider strategies for expanding our impact and improving our individual effectiveness along with those for reflecting upon our strengths and needs. Leadership studies stress the dialectic relations of self-reflection and collaborative action. Our discussions of these concepts will be grounded in hands-on workshops on a project that you bring to the table. We will draw on our expertise with rhetoric and composition to explore strategies for project and change management, including environmental scans to develop rhetorical analyses of stakeholders’ assumptions and priorities and heuristics for collaborative problem-solving. We will move through a series of activities, including environmental scans, project management, and engaging stakeholders. More information on the workshop itself is available online.

You can sign up for this and other all-day preconvention workshops directly at the NCTE CCCC webpage, and feel free to contact us If you have questions.

Ellen Cushman, Jane Detweiler, Susan Miller Cochran, Thomas Miller, Joddy Murray, John Scenters-Zapico, and Patti Wojahn

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Workshop Leaders:

  • Ellen Cushman, Director of Civic Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Northeastern University.
  • Jane Detweiler, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Susan Miller Cochran, Writing Program Administrator, University of Arizona
  • Thomas Miller, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Arizona
  • Joddy Murray, Associate Professor and American Council of Education Fellow, Texas Christian University
  • John Scenters-Zapico, Director of Writing across the Curriculum, California State University, Long Beach
  • Patti Wojahn, Associate Department Head and Writing Program Director, New Mexico State University
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