2012 So You Want to Be a Director? Leadership Strategies for New and Aspiring Directors from the Director's Tool Kit

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Even though we talk about shining examples of "born" leaders, we also hold equally to the common wisdom that leaders are made, not born. So how does one "make" a leader? Or, more specifically, how do you make yourself into a leader of a twenty-first century university press if you suddenly find yourself at the helm (or if you aspire to be at the helm)? What skills and knowledge provide a solid base for a university press director? Join us for a conversation with a few recently appointed directors as well as a leadership scholar from Regis University's School of Management. Key leadership qualities as well as useful skill-sets and knowledge will be discussed, and newbie directors will offer practical, on-the-ground examples of how they developed and refined those skills and qualities.

Chair: Darren Pratt, Director, University Press of Colorado

Panelists: Cynthia D. Barnes, Regis University

Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press

Jane Hoehner, Director, Wayne State University Press

Charles Watkinson, Director, Purdue University Press

Please feel free to add notes or responses to the session in this section. You can also post presentation files--find out how.


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