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ACHE 2016

October 17–19, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana

Lateral Leadership: Your Pathway to Meaningful Career Progression

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
Iberville Room
Session Type

Thinking (Concurrent Session): 60-75 minutes

Session Description

Many CE units have a flat organizational structure, causing entry and mid-level professionals to feel stuck in their careers, even while enjoying the work they do. In this interactive session, attendees will develop a plan to become a leader in their units despite formal opportunities to advance. Participants will learn to consider the management perspective of unit and institutional goals, identify gaps in their own emotional and social intelligence competencies, and learn steps to increase personal resilience. Participants will leave the session with a customized leadership action plan.

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Session Audience
Program Staff
Student Services Providers

Primary Presenter

Julie Shankle, Florida Institute of Technology
Brief Bio

Julie Shankle is the 2016-17 ACHE South Past Chair and is the Director of Online Learning at Florida Institute of Technology. A graduate of Centre College in Kentucky and Florida State University, Julie studied theatre and worked in arts management for several years before making the transition to Online Learning at Florida Tech. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and a recipient of Florida Tech’s President’s Award for University Excellence and Most Valuable Panther Award. This year Julie received Florida Tech's Joan Bixby Award for enhancing the climate for women at the university. With ACHE, Julie has presented on the regional and national levels and participated on the planning committee for the South Region's Cocoa, Sandestin, Nashville, New Orleans and Charleston conferences.

Presenter 2

Ms. Andrea Morley, Florida Institute of Technology
Brief Bio

Andrea Morley is the Manager of Online Student Services at Florida Institute of Technology. A graduate of Florida Institute of Technology in Florida, Andrea studied criminal justice and information technology. In 2016, she was nominated, selected, and attended the Emerging Leader Institute sponsored by the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE). She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and is the past faculty advisor for the first-ever online student fraternity group at Florida Institute of Technology: Theta Omega Gamma (TOG). Andrea facilitates the online introductory course, Mastering eLearning, at Florida Institute of Technology and has been recognized as Facilitator of the Year by her students and colleagues. The majority of her career has been spent in higher education working with nontraditional students.

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