Tales From the Front II:
Coaching for Individual and Institutional Success

Jean Vock and Erin Collier

Monday, May 24
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM HST
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MST

 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM MDT

CPE Credits: 1.2


Program Knowledge: 

Session Description

Research demonstrates that effective coaching can make a positive difference for leaders and universities. Leaders from the University of Nevada Las Vegas will share how coaching is being used throughout the institution to increase the effectiveness of individual performers and enhance their ability to contribute to the institution’s success. The combination of motivated employees who are willing to be vulnerable, and support from their leaders, can lead to personal and professional growth for individuals, which in turn benefits the university.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify essential characteristics of a coach-client relationship.
  • Establish the business case for a leadership coaching program.
  • Recognize challenges faced when developing a leadership coaching program and identify strategies to overcome those challenges.
  • Structure a leadership coaching program in a Higher-Ed environment.

About the Speakers

 Jean Vock Photo

Jean Vock
Senior Vice President
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jean Vock has been with the University of Nevada Las Vegas since 2017 and her responsibilities include oversight of the controller’s office, financial services, administrative services, facilities management, planning, construction, real estate and human resources. Jean holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting, is a CPA and has been involved in higher education and governmental accounting, technology and business administration for over 30 years. She is passionate about professional development and organizational effectiveness, and is committed to helping organizations grow strategically, and find innovative solutions to achieving efficiency, effectiveness and simplicity of business operations.

Jean is actively involved in professional associations and served as President for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) for the 2016-17 program year and as a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) board of directors from 2015-2018.

 Erin Collier Photo

Erin Collier
Director of Organizational Development
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Erin Collier is the Director of Organizational Development at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is also the Principal and Founder of Collier & Company, an organizational development consulting firm.

Erin brings over 25 years of experience and a thoughtful, collaborative approach to helping individuals and organizations become more effective and achieve goals, build capacity for long-term success, and creatively manage challenges and change. She partners with executive leadership to ensure an in-depth understanding of key issues; design new systems, structures and processes; and implement organizational change to achieve maximum effectiveness, productivity and success.

Over the past 12 years, Erin has worked with over 60 large and small organizations with budgets ranging from $100K to $6.4B, representing 10-50,000 employees. She is a certified coach, a member of Division 13 of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Consulting Psychology, and earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon.