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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Lessons for Leaders: Success Begins with a Winning Game Plan

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM–11:30 AM PDT
Concurrent Session 6
Session Description

In the words of basketball coaching legend John Wooden, “I deeply believe that the teacher and coach who has the ability to properly plan from both the daily and the long-range point of view has tremendously increased his possibility of success.” Leaders in Continuing Higher Education, as well as in all organizations, ‘tremendously increase their possibility of success’ by beginning with a winning game plan. This session will focus on creating a winning game plan as the relationship between leadership and strategic planning is emphasized, along with the impact of the two on successful results for organizations. The Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence that links strategic planning to results will be discussed, as well leadership faces and frames involved in executing the game plan. As football coaching great Bear Bryant always said, “Have a plan for everything. A plan for practice, a plan for the game, a plan for being ahead, a plan for being behind…always have a plan for everything!” Join us for this session as we look at these lessons for leaders!

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Professional Development
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Primary Presenter

Susan A. Elkins, University of South Carolina - Palmetto College
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Brief Bio

Dr. Susan Elkins is Chancellor of Palmetto College for the University of South Carolina System. Prior to her service as Chancellor, Dr. Elkins served as Vice President for Extended Programs and Regional Development and Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Technological University for over two decades. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from TTU and did her doctoral work in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration at Vanderbilt University.

Susan has been actively involved in Continuing Higher Education organizations throughout her career. She is a past president of the Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education (TACHE) and a recipient of the TACHE Barbara Beeler Award for Outstanding Service and the TACHE Milton Phillips, Jr. Leadership and Service Award. She recently joined the South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE) in conjunction with her new role as Chancellor of Palmetto College and served as keynote speaker for the 2013 SCAHCE Conference. Dr. Elkins has also been a long-time member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and ACHE South, has served on numerous committees for both the regional and national organizations, and is a past chair of ACHE South.

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