Our consultations services can benefit faculty from career entry through retirement.
We assist people in thinking through personal career trajectories as well as those
in leadership roles seeking to enrich faculty development within their departments.
Being planful throughout one’s career facilitates preparation for advancement, resiliency
in the face of change, and identification of new growth opportunities. Personalized
coaching empowers faculty to be an agent in meaningful career construction, recognizing
shifting individual and organization priorities.
Consultations may focus, for instance, on career planning, mentoring, preparing for
promotion and tenure, coping with work related challenges, or communicating and negotiating
skillfully with others. We especially encourage onboarding faculty to come see us
to get tips on preparing for career advancement from day one as well as faculty “stuck
in rank” who seek solutions for promotion.
By serving as a supportive, motivational sounding board, we hope to foster a relationship
that can continue over a person’s tenure at MCG as different needs arise.
Consultations are confidential and the services are at no cost.
Schedule a Consultation
Specific questions about our consultation services can be sent to the Director, Lara Stepleman.
Preparing for Consultation
Our goal is to ensure that you get the most from your consultation. The more we know
about your needs and what you hope to accomplish, the better we can prepare for your
Below is a list of things to submit prior to your consultation:
- We ask that all those scheduled for a consultation submit their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if your consultation isn’t focused on promotion, it is helpful for us to know
the career trajectory to date for whom we are meeting.
- If you are going up acutely for promotion and/or tenure, provide anything you have
prepared thus far in terms of the promotion portfolio. It is fine if it is an outline
or early draft. Please review portfolio guidelines for more information. It is also okay if you don’t have anything prepared yet.
- A brief description of the goal of the consultation. It is important to consider what
you hope the outcome of your time with your consultant will be and to succinctly describe
it. Common goals are:
- To develop a timeline for going up for promotion/preparing my promotion packet
- To assess my readiness for promotion and how to fill in gaps if I am not
- To determine how to best present evidence when asking for a raise, change in FTE distribution
and related job duties, a promotion, etc.
- To be able to develop a Faculty Academic Development Plan that is consistent with my career goals and the needs of my department
- To know what individual, department, school, and institution resources are available
for me to work through an intrapersonal or interpersonal career related challenge
- To identify ways to achieve better work/life balance
- To understand the process for building a mentorship team that might best suit my career
- Anything else that might help us prepare in advance like a job description or cover
letter for an internal position for which you are considering applying, a draft copy
of your FADP, etc.