CASE Management Institute FAQs
Being a great manager takes learning, growth, and guidance. That’s why CASE created our Management Institute, a unique, hands-on leadership learning opportunity for advancement professionals.
“We train people to excel at their frontline roles, and we should make the same investment in training managers,” says Shanna Hocking, associate vice president for individual giving at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and chair of the institute. “If we are going to help our staff members be the best versions of themselves, it requires continual learning and commitment.”
The Management Institute is a seven-month cohort experience kicking off Oct. 2-4, 2019, in Chicago, and wrapping up in May 14–15, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
Curious if the Management Institute is right for you? Explore these FAQs to find out.
Who is the CASE Management Institute for? How much management experience should I have?
Any advancement professional from any discipline with management responsibilities—from first-time managers to more established leaders who want to revisit the basics and sharpen their skills. We’ll group participants into cohorts based on experience level.
Who’s on the faculty?
What will I gain from the program?
A comprehensive four-phase training that takes place over six months. From a management assessment to face-to-face meetings and hands-on projects, you'll gain the skills to go from good to great. Experienced faculty will tackle topics including staff retention, team management and handling increased responsibilities.
Is the spring session included?
Yes! When you register, both the fall and spring sessions are included.
What’s the personality assessment component?
We’ll be using the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment to identify talents.
“If you do not know what your strengths and opportunities are, you will not be able to manage a team,” says Management Institute faculty member Holly Wolk, executive director of talent management and administration for the University of Rochester, and faculty member for the Management Institute. “Understanding what your style is and how you influence, impact, and lead others is critical in managing through your authentic self and allows others to trust and believe in your abilities.”
What’s the cohort experience going to entail?
Participants will be grouped in cohorts of 10 to 12 people, based on management experience level.
In the fall, your cohort leader will introduce the cohort project and topic. Topics might include management issues like difficult conversations or performance management. We'll provide a series of prompts for your group to consider and from there, your group will create a five-minute presentation.
What do the virtual learning sessions involve?
During the six months between the in-person sessions (November to April), participants will meet virtually. Virtual sessions will alternate between a cohort call and a webinar on leadership. In November, January, and March, you'll participate in cohort conference calls to explore challenges at work or problems that you want to share. In December, February, and April, you'll engage in a three-part webinar series on leadership.
Additionally your cohort may decide to have more calls specifically focused on the cohort project.
Why CMI? What makes this program different?
Our Management Institute is the only program that teaches leadership skills with expertise in advancement.
“If you want to invest in your staff as leaders and advancement professionals, this is the program to attend,” says Hocking.
Plus, says Wolk, this program allows you the space to explore your management style and provides you with colleagues to build your own professional network.
“It is designed to allow you to take away what you need while at the same time impacting others with your views and strategies,” she says.