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Wednesday, October 11 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Role Making versus Role Taking: Presidential Adaptation to Board Relations (45 mins)

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This presentation will define the clear difference between role making and role taking for both presidents and board members. The path chosen will influence the relationship between the board and president and set the tone for the governance of the university. Setting and understanding expectations, building systems and processes, and board development will be a central focus. In the current culture of rapid turnover of both presidents and board members, and the often-negative consequences for the organization and the region where it resides, this presentation offers tools for building trust and capacity for a successful leadership model which will be shared.

Adaptive leadership will be considered. It is the role of the president to adapt to the governing board when appointed. It is also critical to assimilate into the culture of the organization and geographic region where the university lives. That being said, the president also has the opportunity to construct the foundation that their tenure will be built upon. The relationship between the university in urban environments, and that larger community, and the responsibility to their students will underpin the discussion. The need for creating a psychologically safe environment for board and presidential relationships is essential and will be explored.

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Kimberly Luse

Principal and Founder, Strategic Ethical Solutions International
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John Mancinelli

Chief of Staff & Operations, Washington State University Tri-Cities

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Colorado C

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