2004-2006 Leadership Initiative Seminar

2006 PKAL LI Leadership Institute- Baca Campus of the Colorado College; Crestone, Colorado

June 12 - 17, 2006

The 2006 PKAL LI Leadership Institute, held at the Baca campus of The Colorado College from June 12—17, focused on helping individual LI participants to develop leadership and team-building skills in the context of information about undergraduate science education at the local and national levels.

The Institute provided the opportunity for a select group of LI participants to:

  • engage in discussions concerning the major issues that 21st century STEM leaders will face
  • interact with STEM leaders
  • study leadership theory and practice leadership skills
  • reflect on personal and professional values and develop personal and leadership growth plans
  • experience both recreation and "re-creation"

At the Institute, a core group of mentors agreed to:

  • work with PKAL Staff and Institute Staff to identify the right issues (those that are emerging due to changes in science and society) for consideration
  • serve as presenters at the Institute
  • continue to serve as mentors to Institute participants following the Leadership Institute.



The Politics of Educational Change
George B. Forsythe, Melvin D. George
During this session we will relate learning processes to politics and change in higher education, identify individual and organizational forces that support and hinder change, and apply learning principles to affect organizational change. n politics, learning, and change. All learning is about change and the politics of change is the fundamental activity of educational leadership.
Vision and Organizational Change
John H. Hall, Beth L. Weatherby
Where do academic leaders look to find insights, information, connections, and data that will affect their institution’s capacity to achieve and sustain distinction? How can you imagine (and imagineer) the future of undergraduate STEM, locally, nationally, globally? How can leaders best respond in ambiguous, challenging circumstances? Where do visions come from? Why is a vision necessary? What makes a vision statement compelling?