Leadership

NCCCS Conference 2012: Developing Tomorrow’s Community College Leaders: Career Development Approaches that Enable SuccessNC

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Monday, Oct 8: 3:15-4:15

Developing Tomorrow’s Community College Leaders: Career Development Approaches that Enable SuccessNC

This session’s presenters: Molly Duggan, K. Paul Knott, and Ginger Bishop took us through three great leadership plans in this fantastic meeting.
In support of sharing best practices- a central goal of SuccessNC -this session focused on several successful approaches to developing faculty and staff tools, skills, and the perspectives that community colleges need in order to facilitate student success.
Three highly effective professional development approaches were explored in this session:
  1. Community college-based grow-your-own programs
    Offering “grow-your-own” programs that provide financial aid to students who agree to return to their school as teachers after graduation from college, and leadership programs which train teachers for department head or roles as deans, etc.
  2. Succession planning, including coaching and mentoring strategies
    This professional development program places a high value on coaching and mentoring to give faculty and staff members the training and skills they need to succeed and excel in the workplace. Emphasis was given on finding the proper mentor for the mentor/mentee relationship, and on the ability of co-mentoring within your programs.
  3. Graduate training programs.
    Ways to reopen relationships with successful collegiate candidates to expand learning options and increase hiring potentials within our programs.

I found this session, especially the co-mentoring process to be quite helpful. I think the two Wake Tech members I met earlier, Marsha Mills and Woody Hayes sound like excellent candidates for a co-mentoring situation.

 

MobileWebAward 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

MobileWebAward 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

mwa2012 juror: Tyler Dockery

This week, I received this message after working furiously on entrants:

Welcome to the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

The MobileWebAward judging process will begin today and will run until all the sites have been reviewed by three or more judges. We expect this to run until early May if necessary.

The judging of the 2012 MobileWebAward Competition is well underway and more than half of the entries have already received the necessary scores. The deadline for completing your assigned entries is Friday May 4th, so keep up your great work to complete your judging task.

Mwa Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged over 40 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design. I ran into some trouble with iTunes letting me download applications to my phone, but this was worked out with the MWA team.

Winners should be available: June 2012

Leadership: Management Styles

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Leadership managment stylesToday’s leadership professional development session: Management Styles, was presented by Sam Strickland

In order to be more effective, organizations will have to move to more organic and participative management styles.As the workforce- especially the workforce in top institutions such as Wake Tech Community College- gets more educated, we see a stronger relationship forming between education, management styles, and institutional effectiveness. In today’s professional development session, Sam Strickland made a clear connection between a more participative management style and education and skills.

Unfortunately, numbers that showed a more educated workforce did not necessarily show an increase in organizational ability. If you want to have an effective management style in a heavily-educated workforce, you must adjust your organizational design and management style.

Three ways in which organizational design and management style can affect:

  1. organizational effectiveness
  2. individual performance motivation
  3. existence of organizational communication, coordination, and control mechanisms

These allow the performance of individuals to come together in ways that produce an effective organization; as well as individual performance capability.

 

Organizational effectiveness

Historically, there is a strong connections between the level of organization within an institution and its effectiveness. There are many different management styles, but no “magic bullet” style that is always effective. The key to organizational effectiveness is finding the particular approach to management that fits the type of demands a particular technology places on the organization. This should be taken to heart within each department and division.

Individual performance motivation

Motivation is frequently given in terms of individual rewards, however, this does not always translate to organizational success. In order for the organization- say Wake Tech, for instance- to succeed, smart management will make a clear, visible connection between the success of the individual and the success of the organization. Self-managing teams are another great way to help individuals feel responsible for organizational performance.

In an organization our size, the best management styles will contribute a sense of organizational performance, because they create an environment in which the individual feels they can influence the direction an organization takes, the decisions it makes, and future strategies or tactics the organization employs.

Existence of organizational communication, coordination, and control mechanisms

For an organization to effectively come together, there must exist a means of organizational communication, coordination and mechanisms of control that allows the performance of individuals to come together in ways that produce a quality organization. Teams need information on their performance for self-management and interfacing with other teams.

High Involvement Systems

High involvement systems by their very nature require greater individual performance capability on the part of the employees than other systems. These systems call for individuals to influence decisions, exercise a broader range of skills on the job, and interact with people in groups and settings outside of the norms of most business settings.

Internet Advertising 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Internet Advertising 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

Internet Advertising Competition juror: Tyler Dockery

Initially, I opened my own WebAward nominating account, receiving this message:

Welcome to the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

I would like to personally congratulate you for being selected as a 2012 IAC award judge and thank you for your participation in this worthwhile event. We have once again received a record number of entries as industry professionals have come to rely on this award program to recognize outstanding online advertising. As a judge, you help us set the standard for Internet advertising excellence while increasing your own personal knowledge base.

They say if you ask five people in a room to evaluate an advertisement, you’ll get seven different opinions. Advertising is a powerful medium that evokes emotions in all of us. How we perceive ads are based on our collective experiences and expectations. You have been assigned the task of evaluating a collection of ads and campaigns not only through your own eyes, but the eyes of the entries intended audience. As an IAC Awards Judge, you need to use your professional expertise to evaluate each entry to determine how well it meets its stated goal.

Internet Advertising Competition Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 25 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: April 2012

WebAwards 2011 Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected as a Juror for the 2011 WebAwards presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

WebAwards 2011 Juror: Tyler Dockery

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Initially, I opened my own WebAward nominating account, receiving this message:

Thank you for creating a WebAward Nominators Account. This account is going to be your portal to the WebAward competition. Here you will receive news regarding the awards only provided to participants. You will be able to see the current status of your entries and edit them if necessary until the beginning of judging. In addition you have valuable tools to help market your award if you win.

However, after nominating several websites and filling out my profile, I was contacted by several members of the WMA. Their phone messages were short and sweet, suggesting that my personal work, website, and career path would make me an excellent judge in this juried competition. I accepted their proposal, and subsequent invitation.

WebAward-Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 18 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: September 2011

Project Management Certification Achieved!

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Project Management Certification Achieved!

It has been a while since my last certification for project management was achieved, so I determined to re-up my certification with BrainBench. Project management is one of those disciplines in which revisiting past themes and getting aware of updated technology and software tracking systems can be extremely helpful and vital to effectiveness moving forward in the discipline and in the workplace.

Tyler Dockery achieves Project Management Certification at a Master Level with Brainbench.com
Tyler Dockery achieves Project Management Certification at a Master Level with Brainbench.com