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Thursday, January 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Into the Unknown: Facilitating Change as a Mid-Level Manager

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Mid-level managers are often faced with opportunities to facilitate both large and small scale departmental change. While change can be exciting and an opportunity for innovation, it can also lead to analysis paralysis and choice overload. Charged with leading change into the unknown, mid-level managers ideate and execute future strategic plans while managing those staff who are implementing the day to day operations. This often results in needing to place one foot in the future while maintaining another in the present. At the same time, it requires a shift from being an individual contributor to managing a team of contributors. Promotion into mid-level management often results from successful leadership and execution of the day to day operations. Moving up to the next level does not always come with the training and development to shift from a focus on execution to a focus on management.

This session will discuss the responsibilities of a mid-level manager, key factors to implementing successful change through the role, and roadblocks and challenges. We will explore ways to ensure staff and environments are primed for change while being solution oriented to successfully chart the course into the unknown.

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Aysha Puhl

Associate Director Residential Student Education & Engagement, Housing and Residence Life

Meeghan Millette

Associate Director Staff Development, Housing and Residence Life

Christian Barber

Associate Director Residential Communities, GMU

Thursday January 9, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Johnson Center, Room A