ADVANCE professional development workshop is Feb. 21


UNL's ADVANCE office will host its third COACh Professional Development Workshop, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 21. Registration is open through Feb. 16, with preference given to faculty, postdoctoral and doctoral students. Register by sending e-mail to

The workshop, "The Art of Strategic Performance and Strategies for Leading Change," will be led by Lee Warren and Nancy Houfek. Warren is associate director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University. Houfek is head of voice and speech for the American Repertory Theater, also at Harvard.

The workshop is designed to increase the capabilities of institutional leaders to effect change within their organizations.

Building on the theater and leadership techniques introduced in the morning workshop, "Strategic Persuasion," participants will learn a new way of thinking about group processes. They will experience the potential of charisma, the power of vocal presence and clarity, learn how tactics can be expressed through the voice, learn to differentiate types of challenges, understand how roles determine strategies, identify the pressures behind the resistance to change, and learn how to make effective interventions.

For more information, go to

More details at: