About the Outstanding Professors' Academy
Tuition for the program is $995 which covers program costs, materials, meals and lodging. Participants must furnish and pay for their own transportation.
The ELA's Outstanding Professors' Academy (OPA) assists professors in their crucial role as educator/leader with programs specifically tailored to their unique needs. Professors assume leadership roles and responsibilities every day in their multiple relationships with students, peers, administrators and the public. The leadership academy is a rare opportunity for them to hone and sculpt their abilities to lead in a time of rapid change. The professors meet four times throughout the academic year at various locations throughout the state. Each session is 1½ days, Friday nights and Saturdays so minimal, if any, classes are missed by the faculty.
September 13-14, 2013, Generations: Bridging the Gap with Type, Dr. Rita Murray, National Employee Conference Center, Norman
Dr. Murray presents a four generations model, noting differences in the generations’ values and general approaches to work, communication and technology. As a means to bridge the gaps that erupt between the generations, this session utilizes both type and temperament as self-awareness and communication tools that can provide the translation and bridging needed to turn discord into collaboration.
November 8-9, 2013, Managing Conflict, Dr. Christy Vincent, OSU, Stillwater
Using information gathered from two of the premier programs on conflict resolution—The Harvard Program on Negotiation and The Center for Creative Leadership. This session will be informative, interactive, thought provoking, and applicable to your personal and professional lives. Using small-group and large-group discussions, simulations and role plays, mini-lectures, and other learning activities to explore the most recent thinking on conflict management from the leaders in the field.
February 7-8, 2014, The Heart of Higher Ed, Dr. Tom Boyd, UCO, Edmond
Facilitated conversation about higher education with colleagues discussing what it means to educate an undergraduate.
April 11-12, 2014, Leading Your Classroom, Dr. Jeff King, St. Crispin’s Retreat Center, Seminole
Think of the great teachers from whom you’ve learned. They’ve all been different in important ways, yet each had a major impact on your life. What is your uniqueness as a great teacher? This session will help you define that authentic teaching self as you sample processes and resources which can support your personal journey along the great-teacher pathway.
(The sessions start at 6:00 p.m. the first night and end at 2:30 p.m. the second day.)