Advancing Your Career: Teri Bump

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 2 – December 5, 2014
Dana Point, Calif.

Can You See Me Now? Becoming Visible: Your Executive Presence and Being Sponsorable

Teri  Bump, vice president of university relations and student development, American Campus Communities

Do you have the communication skills to be heard, the gravitas to gain respect, and an appearance that garners positive professional interest? Those of us with executive presence get noticed and sponsored. This fast-paced session will share research on the how, what, and why of being visible, sponsored, and promoted. Everything here is a choice that can be learned and integrated in ways that accentuate your strengths and professional presence. Dr. Sylvia Hewlett discovered that executive presence is a dynamic combination of what you say, what you do, and how you show up. These elements are not equal but are all essential to develop if you desire to drive your career trajectory. Both being a leader and being perceived by others as a leader will be critical to your success. We will take a look at our communication, gravitas, and appearance so we can identify and embody the executive presence required to make our own choices and control our destiny.

Teri Bump is vice president of university relations and student development for American Campus Communities, the first publicly traded student housing real estate investment trust. Bump presents on student affairs trends and issues and has delivered educational sessions at ACUHO-I, NACUBO, ACPA, NACAS, APPA, NIRSA, and NASPA. She is a frequent speaker at association regional and state conferences and is often asked to facilitate leadership workshops for student affairs retreats. Bump is currently an ACPA and NACAS Foundation Board trustee and serves on committees and/or boards for ACUHO-I, WACUHO, and NACUBO. She has also written for the ACUHO-I Talking Stick and NACAS Journal and participated in the ACUHO-I "21st Century Project." In 2007, Bump was awarded the ACUHO-I Corporate Friend Award for service to the association and accepted the Business Partner of the Year Award for American Campus Communities at the 2007 NACAS conference.

Updated Oct. 30, 2014