NHWHEL Fall Symposium
Matching Your Skills to Future Positions: Practical Advice for Taking the Next Step in Your Career
Katherine Haley, Ph.D.
Haley Associates, Higher Education Executive Search
The Greek philosopher Socrates famously advised, “Know thyself”. Success comes when we understand ourselves, understand how others see us, understand how the full enterprise works and how we resonate with its values and culture.
Ascending the leadership ladder means taking on ever more complex and diverse responsibilities. Familiarizing yourself with the skills, experience and credentials needed to ascend to the next level is key. Every position has a scope and scale—how broad and deep are the responsibilities, how large the budget, how many people are managed, what special skills are needed? Self-awareness about where you currently stand in the administration pyramid--and where you ultimately want to be--are both critical to advancing your career.
Learn to assess yourself and compare your competencies to the skills and experience that those on the next rung up possess. It is also important to identify the qualities that you most value in your colleagues—and those that are most valued by the leadership of the institution.
Please join us at this special event to learn how to shape your professional competencies and personal qualities to win the job you want.
Please bring a job description or a job posting to the symposium for the position you seek next in your higher education career.
Attendees may park on Highland Street, Langdon Avenue, and the Museum (#7 on the map) parking lot. There are additional parking spaces available just as you cross the river into town on Rt 175A - turn left on Green Street; parking is immediately to your right.
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