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Understanding Levers of Change in Academia
Wednesday, November 10 @ 11:00 am - Wednesday, November 24 @ 12:30 pm
Note: Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.
Two Part Workshop:
Wednesday, November 10, 11:00am – 12:30pm
and Wednesday, November 24, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Enacting change in big, complex institutions is a daunting task — especially for grad students, postdocs, and early career faculty — and knowing the levers of power on your own campus is an essential first step. In this two-part workshop, participants will do a deep dive into the structural aspects of change (regimented processes, deadlines, and rules) and the social components of power in higher education (key stakeholders, institutional culture, and unspoken norms). We’ll explore how to conduct a stakeholder analysis and build a mock stakeholder map to understand how to advocate for change around a particular issue.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify typical key stakeholders in academic change efforts
- Build relationship and stakeholder maps for change efforts
- Assess potential barriers or enablers for change efforts
- Create strategies for managing relational and cultural aspects of change