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October 25, 2021
2021 Workshop: Mentoring and Being Mentored - Presented by Patty Saponaro

Patty Saponaro, Associate Chair for Administration at UNC Radiation Oncology, presented on mentoring and being mentored.

The leader’s role is to be curious, to keep learning, and to teach others, she said. You have to start with the work (what work needs to be done) and knowing what you have to offer and what the person wants. In doing so, you’re asking the person to be self-reflective about why they’re seeking mentorship.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Mentoring, conference2021
October 25, 2021
2021 General Session: Crisis Leadership in a Time of Pandemic - Presented by Dr. Ralph Gigliotti

Sunday afternoon’s general session address featured Dr. Ralph Gigliotti, Director of Rutgers University’s Center For Organizational Leadership. He spoke about how crisis has become a more negative and complex term.

He presented six key strategies for administrators:

  1. Focus on items within your immediate control and influence.
  2. Develop a clear understanding of your leadership goals.
  3. Design strategies for meaningfully engaging others in strategy, change, planning and crisis efforts.
  4. Prioritize wellness and well-being.
  5. Adopt people-centered approaches for navigating the “minefield” of the post-pandemic workplace.
  6. Remember your why.
By Tammy McCausland
Tags: conference2021, Leadership
October 25, 2021
Keynote Session: Leading with Vitality

SROA’s 38th Annual Meeting kicked off with a keynote presentation by Sara Ross, Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED, a leadership research and coaching firm. 

Three key takeaways from her presentation about developing a vitality mindset are:

  1. Be willing to unlearn old intentions and re-learn new responses to serve that impact.
  2. Shift your thinking from, “What’s wrong with them?” to “I wonder what’s going on with them.”
  3. Write your own positive proof with a resilience resume. Keep it close, update it often, refer to it regularly.
By Tammy McCausland
Tags: conference2021, Leadership, Burnout