GACE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
May 27- 29, 2020
Wednesday, May 27 | 12 pm
This presentation will utilize data gathered from my doctoral research study at the University of Georgia. In this study, 387 new professionals from around the country filled out a 15-minute survey about their experience with their survey, their engagement in the workplace, and their experience within student affairs. This session will highlight the importance of using a synergistic supervision style with new professionals to impact their employee engagement in the workplace, as well as, their intent to remain in the field. Interestingly, the study found that perceived levels of synergistic supervision strongly correlated with higher levels of engagement in the workplace, as well as, lower levels of intent to leave the field. This session will give an overview of employee engagement, synergistic supervision practices, the data found in the study, and recommendations for practice for supervisors working with new professionals.
As educators, parents and members of various communities, we are preparing students to thrive in a world in which the majority of them will be working in careers that do not currently exist. Additionally, socio-economic, ethical, demographic, and geo-political forces will require our students to compete, collaborate, and create on a global level that is expected to present both incredible challenges and opportunities. The art of teaching, learning, and advising has never been more important; it must be relevant and rigorous, and provide opportunities to develop competencies, if we are to support all learners.