July 15, 2020
This free webinar will begin at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Details to access the Webex webinar will be emailed along with a confirmation after you register.
Organizational Self-Assessment – This presentation will focus on how to conduct and equity-focused organizational assessment consistent with the practice of equitable leadership.
Dr. Monic P. Behnken is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the director of the leadership studies program at Iowa State University. A first generation college student, Behnken completed her B.A. in psychology at the University of Houston. She then completed a joint J.D./Ph.D. program in Psychology and the Law, earning her Juris Doctorate degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. Behnken is an attorney, licensed to practice law in Iowa and California. In her teaching, Dr. Behnken uses her interdisciplinary training to educate students about the complex relationship between psychiatric disorders and justice system involvement. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of diversion programs designed to keep mentally disordered offenders out of jails and prisons. In leadership studies, Dr. Behnken teaches students about the importance of self-reflective growth, community, and service in the development of a holistic leadership identity. Dr. Behnken is also an active member of the community, serving as an elected member of the Ames Community District Board of Directors, a member of Statewide Civics Education Planning Committee, and is a sought-after speaker on issues of equity and inclusion. Dr. Behnken is an award-winning professor, receiving 2017 Woman Impacting Iowa State recognition, the 2019 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, the 2019 Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award, and the 2020 Iowa State University Inclusive Excellence Award.
Team Development – “This workshop will focus on “groups” and “teams.” Participants will learn the difference between groups and teams and apply four crucial components to group or team development. We will discuss approaches to problem solving and decision making..”
Denise Vrchota is a teaching professor in the Communication Studies Program at Iowa State University. Dr. Vrchota consults with faculty in other disciplines to design communication activities for classes and also conducts workshops for professionals in applied communication topics such as small groups and teams, and nonverbal and interpersonal communication.
Please download the Your Communication Style Survey for the Team and Group Development discussion.