Rosalie Macaluso (left) and Judith Cleary enjoy a break between sessions.
Doral Arrowwood resort in Rye, New York.
There are tools for every trade, including leading a professionally
and personally rewarding life. That was the theme of NYUCDs
first-ever administrators retreat entitled How to Get What
You WantOn and Off the Job. Over 50 administrators participated
in the overnight event held at the Doral Arrowwood resort and conference
center in Rye, New York in April. Led by Dr. Julie P. Kantor, a
psychologist specializing in helping organizations succeed by helping
people progress, the retreat provided the administrators with an
opportunity for structured professional development away from the
workplace and with the tools to work together more effectively.
to send a clear message to NYUCDs administrators that they
are key to the Colleges mission, said Dr. Stuart M.
Hirsch, associate dean for development and international programs.
Our intention was both to facilitate the professional goals
and objectives of our administrators and to build a stronger sense
of community in order to propel NYUCD forward.
While the formal
program dealt with how to develop and use a strategic mindset in
order to increase personal productivity, an added benefit was the
opportunity to socialize with colleagues at a gorgeous resort located
on 114 acres in Westchester County. Congratulations to Tamu al-Islam,
director of human resources and administrative services, and to
Tracy Kamens, acting director of the Faculty-Staff Development Center,
for arranging a stimulating and fun program.