No one wants more meetings, but everyone wants to be heard. Take a look at this short excerpt from our upcoming course (included in your membership!): Supporting Faculty Well-Being Right Now.
Leaders who are seeking to grow their competency in Building and Supporting Trusting Relationships will need to draw on and grow their empathy practices. Here’s an excerpt from our upcoming course, available during the preview period, titled Supporting Faculty Well-Being Right Now.
As this year comes to a close, teachers need to know you believe in them, that you're rooting for them, and that they own their destiny. This conversation cannot be effective in a group Zoom call, a large meeting, or in any way other than a one-on-one conversation. You may think "no one wants another meeting," but go ahead and try scheduling those conversations.
This fall, one Academic Leader considered scheduling one-on-one meetings with her teaching faculty, but was hesitant to take up more of their time at an already busy moment in the year. After getting encouragement to give it a try, she reported being surprised by the teachers’ response:
“Thanks for the pushback on [my hesitancy to ask for more [of teachers'] time to have more scheduled conversations with my faculty members. Yesterday, I sent out a calendar link and everyone signed up within the hour. I guess that shows that they were ready and willing for more time.”
Yes, while no one has time for more meetings, most of us do have time to be heard. This is your chance to put on your coaching hat, prepare some leading questions, and practice your best active listening.
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