Chair Academy Sponsored Virtual Professional Development Sessions

Working remotely is on the rise.

If you are new to remote work, we are here to make the change easier for you. Learn how to manage your team effectively when working remotely by attending our Chair Academy sponsored virtual professional development sessions starting tomorrow, March 26th 2020.


Topic: The Power of Hope: Increasing Student Success

By: Scott Geddis

Date: Thursday March 26, 2020, 10:00 AM (MST)

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Scott Geddis is the founder of Inspired Engagement, a consulting firm dedicated to inspiring engagement by facilitating significant, sustainable strengths-based change within individuals and organizations. Scott recently retired after 40 years as a Phoenix College Faculty member, is a current member of the Chair Academy facilitation team, a Certified Gallup CliftonStrengths Coach, and is certified as a DiSC, Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams, and Appreciative Inquiry facilitator.

The Power of Hope: Increasing Student Success

Hope is the belief that the tomorrow will be better than today and that you have the power to make that so. In the book Making Hope Happen: Create the Future you want for Yourself and Others, Shane Lopez shares his meta-analyses of hope research and concludes that, with other conditions being equal, hope leads to a 12% gain in academic performance, 14% gain in workplace outcomes and a 10% gain in happiness.This Webinar will help you explore how you can increase hope in the lives of your students, your colleagues and yourself. This webinar was previously presented as part of the NISOD Annual Virtual Conference.

This session provides opportunity to:

  • Review of the definition and impact of Hope in teaching.

  • Discuss three core competencies of hope: goals, agency and pathways.

  • Explore methods to measure hope and hopeful thinking.

  • Collect specific in and out of the classroom activities designed to develop hopeful thinking in students. If you are interested in helping students be more successful by increasing HOPE this is the webinar for you!


Topic: How to Lead and Manage Adaptively and with Agility in a Season of Disruption

By: Dr. Jeffrey Yergler


Part 1- Thursday, March 26th, 10:30-11:30 AM (PDT)

Part 2- Wednesday, April 1st, 10:30-11:30 AM (PDT)

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Dr. Jeffrey Yergler is on the faculty of Golden Gate University where he serves as professor of management and chair of the undergraduate management department teaching management, organizational behavior, and strategic leadership. He also teaches in the graduate psychology department focusing on leadership, management, and cross-cultural influences in the mental health field and within industrial organizational psychology.

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Topic: Leadership and the Yogi Mindset

By: Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Date: Friday, March 27th, 11 AM (MT)

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Dr. Bernadette Montoya is an accomplished educator with an exemplary career in public and higher education. Dr. Montoya has an extensive leadership background and an exceptional record of accomplishments. She has led campus and system-wide initiatives, integrated programs to support a holistic approach to student services and has been involved in transformative changes at institutional, state and national levels.