2019 Leadership Development Workshop
9:00 AM Jun 18 - 12:00 PM Jun 19, 2019
Details for the 2019 Summer Leadership Development Workshop will be posted when available.
The NAKHE Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) is held on a university campus every summer. Its purpose is to bring together “emerging” and “senior” leaders in kinesiology, and provide them with insights into leadership and administration in higher education. The format for the workshop includes activities such as outdoor activity sessions, seminars, lectures by established leaders, and other conventional and unconventional approaches of developing one’s own leadership style with the hope of taking those leadership lessons back to our home campuses.
Recent workshops brought leaders together to brainstorm solutions to some of the complex problems facing higher education. Topics have included personnel management, budgeting tips and tricks, mentoring (both formal and informal), as well as unusual approaches to understanding leadership such as recent brain research highlighting how we think better when we physically move. Perhaps the best outcome of the LDW is the networking that occurs among emerging and senior leaders, establishing relationships and friendships that facilitate one’s leadership throughout one’s career.
The 2018 Leadership Development Workshop was held on the campus of Northern Arizona University in beautiful Flagstaff. A new format for the workshop included outdoor activity sessions and unconventional approaches to develop one’s own leadership style with the hope of taking those leadership lessons back to our home campuses.
Like previous LDWs, the 2018 workshop brought leaders together to brainstorm solutions to some of the complex problems facing higher education. Our work took place mostly outdoors utilizing a dynamic environment that allowed for opportunities to challenge ourselves and develop effective solutions to those challenges. As a component of understanding our ability to solve problems, we explored new brain research highlighting how we think better when we physically move, an interesting return to the “peripateo” concept of Plato and Aristotle. LDW attendees worked through group initiatives, hiking, geocaching, and enjoying the stunning scenery as we learned from colleagues across the country.