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Leadership Development Series: Dealing with Conflict
October 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This series is intended for department chairs and academic center directors, along with associate deans and others in management positions.
One of the thorniest issues department chairs contend with is conflict between and among members of their faculty and staff. At this chairs chat, attendees will talk about ways to approach conflict, how to head it off before it begins to erode morale and what to do when it happens. The session will be led by individuals who have held faculty and leadership roles and who have some expertise and advice on what to do when conflict pops up in — and sometimes troubles — a department.
Lunch will be provided.
The Leadership Development Series, sometimes known as “chairs chats,” offers a variety of workshops and seminars for department chairs and academic center directors, along with associate deans and others in management positions. The sessions – some of which follow the peer-to-peer (“chat”) model, and some of which will be led by experienced chairs and other academic leaders – emphasize the development of aptitudes and skills associated with academic leadership. The offerings can be categorized into four main areas:
- Strategic planning
- Supervision and management
- Budgets and finance
- Climate and inclusion