NCCI offers various types of online education—free for anyone on your campus through your NCCI membership.
NCCI’s Power60 webinars are hour-long discussions led by higher education thought leaders. Power60s are held monthly and open to the public. While there are no fees to participate, registration is necessary. Past topics included Cultural Humility and Intercultural Praxis, Creating a Culturally Responsive and Validated Leadership Framework, and Change Management and your Process Improvement Project.
Introduction to Generative AI and Large Language Model Tools
September 26, 1–2 p.m. Eastern
In this Power60 session, we will introduce the basics of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Language Models (LLMs). We will discuss how popular tools using these technologies work and share examples of how they have been used to help manage change and facilitate improvement. We will explore privacy concerns, potential biases, and ethical considerations related to responsible AI usage, transparency, and fairness. The session will include use case demonstrations featuring popular tools ChatGPT and Google Bard.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Increased awareness and understanding of:
- Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Language Models (LLMs)
- How popular tools using these technologies work
- Ways the tools have been used to help manage change and facilitate improvement
- Privacy concerns, potential biases, and ethical considerations
- How to use popular tools ChatGPT and Google Bard
Steven Bialek, Ph.D., is the internal consultant, Office of Strategic Consulting at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Bialek has a wide range of experience in higher education and as a business consultant. He has worked with a variety of public and private organizations on strategic planning, process improvement, organizational development, and management training projects. His academic and administrative experience in higher education includes having served as an academic planner for UW System; as a faculty member, department chair, and vice president of academics for Milwaukee School of Engineering; and as the founding dean for the School of Business at Carroll University.
Jolie Lam, MBA, Ph.D., is the surgical robotics/digital health program manager at CITRIS Health and the Banatao Institute. Lam is the manager of the surgical robotics and digital health program at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Before joining CITRIS, she was a programmatic officer for the Foundations of Machine Learning program at the UC Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and she previously worked as an academic officer for the Guizhou-Berkeley Big Data Innovation Research Center at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare.
Leveraging ChatGPT for Project Management Practitioners
Wednesday, October 18, 1–2 p.m. Eastern
In this Power60 session, we will explore how ChatGPT, an AI-powered language model, can be an effective tool for project managers in the higher education sector to streamline planning a project. We will discuss the background of ChatGPT, its capabilities, and limitations, and share practical use cases of how it can help project managers to streamline their workflows and enhance productivity in a higher education context. Additionally, we will provide guidance on how to ask effective questions to ChatGPT, so project managers in higher education can get the most out of this tool.
- Aiden McDaniel, Project Manager, University Of Maryland, Division of Information Technology, Enterprise Planning And Continuous Improvement
- Sheka Komrabai-Kanu, Project Manager, University Of Maryland, Division of Information Technology, Enterprise Planning And Continuous Improvement
Learning Together to Transform Higher Education
The Exchange is an online networking opportunity for NCCI members to share ideas, tools, and best practices relating to the topic of change, innovation, strategy, and/or leadership development. As a result of participating in these sessions, participants will strengthen relationships with peers, grow their knowledge, and become better equipped to transform higher education institutions as change leaders.
Check back soon for upcoming sessions.
NCCI offers online professional development programs that will explore a common theme, creating immersive experiences for you to learn timely and meaningful information, cultivate this knowledge into action, and build networks you can call on—for yourself and your institution. As you continue to learn new skills and adapt to new environments, our network of members and thought leaders serves as a powerful resource to support each other in unique and purposeful ways.
You can register for one, two, or all of the sessions within a themed program depending on your interest. To achieve the program objectives, we encourage attendees to join as many sessions as possible.
Check back soon for upcoming programs. Past themes includes Inclusive Leadership, Process Improvement, and Recalibration: Creating a Better Normal.