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Leadership Development Series: Planning 101 – Academic and Strategic Planning
September 19, 2017 @ 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.
Strategic planning describes the – more or less – systematic process of figuring out where a department needs to go, and how to get there. Whether it is the revision of a curriculum, making decisions about whom to hire, or getting the different areas of a department to think together rather than as discrete groups, planning is part of the intellectual process of a unit, and doing it strategically is ideal.
The session will help chairs and directors define the planning process, and to understand what should be in place before embarking on a planning process in the first place. It will be led by individuals who have done planning before in a host of different settings, and will give chairs a chance to ask questions, work through problems, and figure out what kinds of planning might be right for their units.
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