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Alumni Career Services hosting its first Leadership Week

UK Alumni Career Services is hosting its first Leadership Week, which is being offered virtually for UK alumni and friends. Presented April 26 – 29, the free series will focus on leadership topics for today’s managers, supervisors and aspiring leaders. The virtual format includes panel and roundtable sessions.

The series will kick off with an engaging panel on modern leadership featuring UK alumni in a variety of leadership roles and industries. Roundtable sessions will feature topics on essential leadership skills, ally development and more.

The schedule for the week:

Wildcats Take the Lead: Best Practices from Today’s Leaders
Monday, April 26, noon – 12:45 p.m. EDT
This is a panel on modern leadership featuring UK alumni in a variety of leadership roles and industries. The impact of COVID-19 in the workplace will also be addressed. Submit your questions in advance to ukalumnicareer@uky.edu. This session will be hosted in Zoom and streamed on the UK Alumni Association Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/ukalumni. Register for the session here.

Leading Remote Teams: Practical Tips for Supervising Teams via Distance
Monday, April 26, 3 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
This roundtable session addresses leading remote teams. Challenges associated with leading via distance along with practical strategies and best practices will be discussed and shared. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

Job Search Tips & Strategies Panel
Tuesday, April 27, 9 a.m. EDT
This is a popular annual Job Club meeting. It features a panel of local human resources professionals and recruiters. Learn job search tips and strategies directly from those involved in the recruiting and hiring process. Use this opportunity to get your job search, application and hiring questions answered, so come prepared with questions for the panel. Register for the session here.

Tech Tips for Low Tech Managers: How to Run a Great Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, April 27, 1 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
In this roundtable session, groups will crowdsource the best practices for running an efficient virtual meeting. Managers will leave this session with practical tips that can immediately be put into action. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

Lead Using Your CliftonStrengths
Tuesday, April 27, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
This advanced session is for managers and leaders who already have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and have their top five results. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

WWYD – Manager Edition: Ally Development for Leaders
Wednesday, April 28, noon – 1 p.m. EDT
This is a roundtable session for a unique diversity conversation. During this session, we will review and discuss case studies allowing leaders to enhance managerial skills and navigate difficult workplace situations. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

What’s My Management Style
Wednesday, April 28, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
This session will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each management style associated with the Predictive Index Management Style Quiz. Are you a coach, listener, problem solver, innovator, planner or free spirit? Take this 10-question quiz before the session. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

8 Behaviors of the World’s Best Managers
Thursday, April 29, 1 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
This session features Gallup research from the CliftonStrengths book, “It’s the Manager,” by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

Enneagram & Personality-Driven Leadership
Thursday, April 29, 3 – 4 p.m. EDT
The final session of Leadership Week focuses on Enneagram personality styles and leadership implications. This advanced session is for managers and leaders who have already identified a preferred Enneagram type. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here. For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905, email us at ukalumnicareer@uky.edu or visit www.ukalumni.net/careerevents

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