EDUCAUSE New Managers Institute

New Managers Institute Details

The EDUCAUSE New Managers Institute focuses on providing first-time managers or those aspiring to management roles with skills in several key management areas including interpersonal communication, effective oversight of projects and people, cost management, HR performance and motivation, and applying leadership practices. All sessions have been carefully designed for those just beginning to manage in a professional setting and are facilitated by a faculty of experienced higher education IT leaders.

Key Competencies 

Communicate professionally and successfully with all levels of the organization.

  • Analyze different communication styles 
  • Use active listening to communicate effectively with others
  • Prepare for a presentation using industry best practices
  • Practice communicating in difficult workplace situations 
  • Use techniques to manage workplace conflict

Demonstrate effective oversight of projects and people.

  • Discuss the common elements of projects
  • Analyze the benefits of different project management approaches
  • Identify key stakeholders for projects in higher education
  • Analyze best practices for ensuring the success of projects
  • Assess the importance of team dynamics on project success
  • Discuss strategies for maximizing productivity and efficiency

Manage departmental costs to achieve organizational goals.

  • Examine planning approaches to budgeting
  • Discuss key components of cost estimating
  • Identify common sources of funding in higher education
  • Use budget management techniques to justify changes to funding levels
  • Identify critical sources of data related to institutional budget management

Manage personnel to meet departmental performance goals and objective.

  • Assess hiring and recruitment practices to maximize a talented and diverse workforce
  • Identify strategies to maximize workplace motivation and engagement
  • Create effective performance goals
  • Use continuous feedback and coaching to conduct performance evaluations
  • Discuss the importance of employee retention at higher learning institutions

Apply leadership practices that utilize personal leadership traits and abilities.

  • Identify characteristics and traits of effective leaders
  • Discuss essential leadership principles for aspiring leaders
  • Analyze different leadership styles to promote a growth mindset
  • Assess ethical frameworks for making managerial decisions
  • Use leadership skills to successfully navigate organizational change


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