Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2018 Department Chair Boot Camp

August 22, 2018 - August 24, 2018

This is a new, three-day seminar designed and intended for new academic department chairs and academic center directors. As part of the university’s continuing efforts to better support and prepare chairs and directors, the seminar provides a hands-on primer on how to lead a department or academic center.

Along with information on what they will need to prepare to do up front, such as how to adjust to the role’s rhythms, and how to work effectively with staff, the seminar will also include sessions on budgets, fundraising and governance, among other topics.

An event notification and invitation has been sent to eligible department chairs and center directors.

Register now



— Wednesday, August 22 —

8:30-9am – Breakfast

9-10:30am – Welcome and Introductions | What Chairs Need to Know: Resources, People and the Annual Cycle

10:30-10:45am – Break

10:45am-noon – Leadership Expectation: Surviving the Everyday, Plan for the Future

Noon-1pm – Lunch

1-2:30pm – Living with Disruptions, Ambiguity and Unexpected Issues | Issues Management

— Thursday, August 23 —

8:30-9am – Breakfast

9-10:30am – Money and Budgets

10:30-10:45am – Break

10:45-noon – How to Motivate Faculty and Staff: It’s not Just About Supervision

Noon-1pm – Lunch

1-2:15pm – Effective Departmental Governance: Meetings, Committees and Strategic Planning

2:15pm-2:30 – Break

2:30-3:30pm – Dealing with Bad Behavior

— Friday, August 24 —

8:30-9am – Breakfast

9-10:15am – Managing Conflict and Having Difficult Conversations

10:15-10:30am – Break

10:30-11:45am – Mentoring Faculty and Staff: It’s More Than Tenure and Promotion

Noon-1pm – Lunch

1-2:15pm – Communication, Outreach and Fundraising


August 22, 2018
August 24, 2018
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,