Most academic leaders assume their positions with very little training or support at the institutional level. We offer a comprehensive suite of trainings and resources for Department Chairs, Deans, Associate/Assistant Deans, and Faculty Affairs professionals to help them be successful in their roles.
Our approach combines leadership development with the practical, skills-based training academic leaders need to lead effectively at the personal, team, and division levels each day. Our training and resources are all firmly rooted in the academic context and presented by vetted experts with firsthand experience as academic leaders themselves.
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Practical Skills Department Chairs Need to More Effectively Lead the Division
Become a member to gain unlimited access to the following trainings, designed to help maximize your productivity and success as a chair.
Fundraising for Chairs
Strategic Planning for Chairs
For Department Chairs
Training to help Chairs build leadership skills and manage their faculty and departments more effectively.
Training to help Deans and Associate Deans manage change, innovate and think creatively, and grow and sustain their Colleges financially and competitively.
For Faculty Affairs Leaders
Training to help faculty affairs leaders recruit and hire a more diverse faculty, create stronger systems of support for faculty, and foster an inclusive and supportive climate.
For All Academic Leaders
Training to help academic leaders become more productive in their work and relationships, regardless of their role.
Members also receive discounts, advanced notification, or priority access to the following:
Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair
February 23 - April 8, 2021
Assess your leadership effectiveness and gain confidence in your ability to be your best self as an academic leader.
Leverage our coaching solutions to accelerate your professional development journey.
Coaching can help you intentionally align personal and career objectives, identify and build on strengths, strategize career paths, and find clarity in your vision.
Fix Your Climate: A Practical Guide to Reducing Microaggressions, Microbullying, and Bullying in the Academic Workplace
Microaggressions, microbullying, and bullying are the silent destroyers of a university’s climate.
View a list of all training content included in membership.
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