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Alumni Career Services Hosting its 1st Leadership Week

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2021) UK Alumni Career Services is hosting its first Leadership Week, which is being offered virtually for University of Kentucky alumni and friends. Presented April 26-29, the free series will focus on leadership topics for today’s managers, supervisors and aspiring leaders. The virtual format includes panel and roundtable sessions.

The series will kick off with an engaging panel on modern leadership featuring UK alumni in a variety of leadership roles and industries. Roundtable sessions will feature topics on essential leadership skills, ally development and more.

The schedule for the week:

Wildcats Take the Lead: Best Practices from Today’s Leaders Monday, April 26, noon-12:45 p.m. EDT This is a panel on modern leadership featuring UK alumni in a variety of leadership roles and industries. The impact of COVID-19 in the workplace will also be addressed. Submit your questions in advance to ukalumnicareer@uky.edu. This session will be hosted in Zoom and streamed on the UK Alumni Association Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ukalumni. Register for the session here.

Leading Remote Teams: Practical Tips for Supervising Teams via Distance Monday, April 26, 3-3:30 p.m. EDT This roundtable session addresses leading remote teams. Challenges associated with leading via distance along with practical strategies and best practices will be discussed and shared. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

Job Search Tips & Strategies Panel Tuesday, April 27, 9 a.m. EDT This is a popular annual Job Club meeting. It features a panel of local human resources professionals and recruiters. Learn job search tips and strategies directly from those involved in the recruiting and hiring process. Use this opportunity to get your job search, application and hiring questions answered, so come prepared with questions for the panel. Register for the session here.

Tech Tips for Low Tech Managers: How to Run a Great Zoom Meeting Tuesday, April 27, 1-1:30 p.m. EDT In this roundtable session, groups will crowdsource the best practices for running an efficient virtual meeting. Managers will leave this session with practical tips that can immediately be put into action. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

Lead Using Your CliftonStrengths Tuesday, April 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT This advanced session is for managers and leaders who already have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and have their top five results. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

WWYD – Manager Edition: Ally Development for Leaders Wednesday, April 28, noon-1 p.m. EDT This is a roundtable session for a unique diversity conversation. During this session, we will review and discuss case studies allowing leaders to enhance managerial skills and navigate difficult workplace situations. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

What’s My Management Style Wednesday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT This session will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each management style associated with the Predictive Index Management Style Quiz. Are you a coach, listener, problem solver, innovator, planner or free spirit? Take this 10-question quiz before the session. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

8 Behaviors of the World’s Best Managers Thursday, April 29, 1-1:30 p.m. EDT This session features Gallup research from the CliftonStrengths book, “It’s the Manager,” by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

Enneagram & Personality-Driven Leadership Thursday, April 29, 3-4 p.m. EDT The final session of Leadership Week focuses on Enneagram personality styles and leadership implications. This advanced session is for managers and leaders who have already identified a preferred Enneagram type. Video capacity preferred, audio capacity required. Register for the session here.

For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905, email us at ukalumnicareer@uky.edu or visit www.ukalumni.net/careerevents

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit www.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.