Sunday May 07, 2017
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
T6. Enhancing Your Leadership Skills: How to Be a Strategic Partner While Helping Your Organization Implement Better Information Governance
As leaders and managers in the Information Governance (IG) field, we focus on building effective information management programs and mitigating IG-related risks. At the same time, our roles as IG professionals have become more critical to supporting the business strategy, as our business colleagues are increasingly dependent upon nimble information systems that must also be secure.
Many of us are now taking on leadership roles with little or no training or experience in managing teams or leading initiatives, even as our role has become essential to the success of the entire organization.
Our professional expertise has brought us to this point, but are we truly prepared to lead and influence others to drive change in the organization?
Are we spending enough time improving our own effectiveness as leaders?
Our roles as IG professionals have become critical to supporting business strategy, but our professional experience and expertise are only part of an overall toolkit necessary for effective Information Governance oversight and risk management. We must also have the skills and strategies for heightening awareness, influencing and leading others, and driving change.
In this session, through lecture, individual and collaborative exercises, we will explore some key leadership principles and skills that you can use for more effectively managing Information Governance risks.
Using the world-renowned Gallup StrengthsFinder® 2.0 online assessment*, you will also learn how to leverage your personal strengths to more effectively achieve your Information Governance objectives, leading to greater personal satisfaction in your work.
Most importantly, you will learn how to become more proficient in applying leadership skills and strengths to develop practical and sustainable IG processes and systems, and how to more positively impact behavior within your organization.
Effective leadership of IG oversight and risk management requires enhancing your professional expertise with a broader toolkit of skills and strategies for influencing and leading others, along with an understanding of how your personal strengths can enhance your individual potential for success.
The target audience for this pre-con session includes Chief Information Officers, Information Governance professionals, Information Security professionals, RIM Directors and Managers, and Corporate Counsel supporting Information Governance, Security and Risk Management.
Effective leadership of Information Governance requires greater understanding of your personal strengths, and a broader toolkit of skills and strategies for influencing and leading others. Participants will:
- Identify and unlock personal strengths to address the unique leadership challenges of effective Information Governance, using their results from the Gallup StrengthsFinder0 online assessment*;
- Gain knowledge and skills required to be a more effective change agent and versatile leader, in order to develop effective and sustainable Information Governance processes and systems; and
- Learn techniques and strategies for influencing behavior across the organization to better support Information Governance objectives.
This transformational experience will help you gain greater insight into your own personal strengths and enhance your toolkit of skills and strategies to become a more effective leader and strategic partner in your organization.
The Bottom Line: Effective leadership of Information Governance requires greater understanding of your personal strengths, and a broader toolkit of skills and strategies for effectively influencing and leading others.
*NOTE: Participants will need to complete some pre-work before attending this Pre-Con session. They will receive, in advance of the conference, a copy of Gallup’s book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, by Tom Rath, in order to complete the StrengthsFinder® 2.0 online assessment, using the unique access code in the book to to identify their “Top 5 Strengths.” They will also receive some personal communications from the session facilitators as reminders to bring their Top 5 results to the session, along with any specific objectives they might like to address.