May 9, 2018
Course runs from 8 a.m. – noon.
Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and catered breakfast.
About the Program
What really drives the climate of your workplace and how much impact do you have as a leader? There may not be a simple recipe for how to lead, but there is a great deal of knowledge about how leaders impact lives and drive results. Join the class and prepare to put your growing leadership skills into ACTION.
- Understand the importance of critical soft-skills in today’s workplace, and the special challenges of medical and STEM environments
- Learn from the growing body of research identifying the power of emotion in our work lives, including Google’s recent results from Project Aristotle
- Gain clarity and new insights on problems at work with the use of Haidt’s rider and elephant metaphor
- Learn about what drives workplace climate and the impact a leader has on bottom-line results
- Explore recent research on leadership to identify the models most helpful in today’s information-driven and collaborative work environments
- Understand the importance of contextual intelligence in order to recognize what your team needs from you right now
- Connect your emotional and social intelligence competencies and skills to the flexible and effective use of leadership styles
- Discover your favored leadership styles
- Examine and learn from your personal leadership successes and missed opportunities to build your toolbox of leadership skills and styles
- Build confidence and identify opportunities for growth and development beyond your comfort zone as a leader
This class is designed for new and experienced mid-level managers.
Mary A. McKay, ED.D. is a member of the undergraduate faculty at the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego where she has built a reputation for innovative curricula and a dynamic teaching style. Her areas of academic interest include leadership, personal ethics, leader communication, and diverse teams. Before joining the Rady School of Management, Mary split her professional commitments between consulting and teaching. As a principal of McKay & McKay, she enjoyed a diverse client base across multiple sectors, and was recognized for her expertise in change initiatives and infrastructure development. Mary received her doctoral degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, the first program of its kind in the United States. She is an experienced public speaker and group facilitator. Mary resides in San Diego with her husband and two teenage sons.