Leadership Segues: From Wet Behind My Ears to Wise beyond My Years - Sponsored by Unit4, Gold Partner

Wednesday, November 01 | 2:00PM–2:50PM ET | Exhibit Hall D, 200 Level
Session Type: Featured Session
Delivery Format: Featured Session
With over three decades of working at five different higher ed institutions, initially as a member of the professoriate, then in a variety of information and educational technology executive roles, and finally as an academic leader, I have been led and I have led. As I look back at my career, I wish I had known early on what I know now: that leadership is not just an attribute to rank on a performance review, but a way of perceiving and relating to others within the shifting contexts in which we all function. Leadership is experiential. We are called on to be leaders in all facets of our lives, whether it be the simple, sometimes offhand decisions we make every day or the major choices we commit to concerning our loved ones, our communities, and humanity. In this presentation, I will align various stages of career growth with exemplars for discovering how to be led and how to lead. Participants will be challenged to look beyond title and ambition and delve deep within themselves to identify, define, and realize their own leadership ideologies .

Outcomes: Learn how to differentiate between leadership emulation and leadership innovation * Compare the distinct phases of leadership from the perspectives of being led and leading * Explore a framework to develop your own leadership ideology, tailored to your level of experience

Winner of the 2017 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award. Award sponsored by Moran Technology Consulting, Gold Partner.


  • Susan Metros

    Founder and Principal- Metros Consulting, University of Southern California

Resources & Downloads

  • Leadership Segues Metros

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/23/2024