Short Circuit: Influencing the deans

Online Short Circuit

Sponsored by The Student Innovation Center, College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences, and University Extension and Outreach

Making Friends and Influencing People Like the Deans

Building relationships through networking is the #2 skill leaders wished they had learned more about in school. Creating engagement and connection inspires investment.​

Monday, March 8

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dean Sam Easterling

College of Engineering

Dean Laura Jolly

College of Human Sciences

Vice President John Lawrence

Extension and Outreach

How to build relationships that are valued and valuable

Business relationships position you to influence policy and decisions, set you up for promotion, and ensure you are invited to the table when opportunity knocks. What are those practices, drivers, and personal characteristics that create value-based relationships?

  • How young people can identify, build, and maintain important relationships that will sustain them through their personal and professional lives.
  • Where to go to connect with people and how to impress them so they notice you
  • How to inspire people so they follow, advocate for, and invest in you
  • Getting past “no” and making progress toward a solution
  • Work ethic, Golden Rule and Iowa Nice. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
  • How to navigate cultural, socio-economic, and generational chasms when building programs and projects
  • Values and practices that build community, credibility, and trust
  • What to do when personal and personalities conflict with professional and business purposes
  • How to rebuild relationships after a rupture or disagreement

What is an innovation short circuit?

Innovation SHORT CIRCUITS, delivered by industry experts and influencers, are one to tw0-hour topical conversation sessions that provide unique access to strategies and insights on how to short-circuit the way you think, practice, learn, and lead, to build your career as innovators and key influences.

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