Inform your leadership choices by developing a greater understanding of what is happening in your department and why it’s happening.
You’ll be introduced to a four-step process called an environmental scan, which allows you to systematically research and assess your department’s history, trends and strategic position – all of which influence the way others view and engage with you and your department. More importantly, you’ll further explore how your environmental scan can help you make better decisions, make a case, communicate effectively with your stakeholders, leverage institutional collaborations and empower others throughout your department.
Who Will Benefit
This course is designed for any/all department chairs who want to develop a greater awareness and understanding of their department and its strategic position within their institution. This course will be helpful for new chairs because it will help orient them to the environment in which chairs have to work and help them chart a path forward that sets them up for success. This video is equally valuable to experienced chairs who want to maximize their effectiveness.
How It Works
For three weeks, you will get weekly emails on Monday, which introduce a new lesson. Each lesson will include bite-sized videos that you can complete throughout the week. Videos will be 15 minutes or less each day. There are also complementary worksheets you can begin working on, which will help you reflect on and practice the concepts presented during the videos. If you complete all lessons within three weeks, you will have the chance to request a certificate. New cohorts start every Monday.
Don’t miss the opportunity to integrate professional development into your daily routine and establish a solid understanding of what effective leadership looks like for department chairs.
A new cohort starts every Monday.
Valued at $595. Free for members.
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Submit your information to enroll into our three-week program that will help you grow your situational awareness as department chair. For three weeks, you will get weekly emails on Monday, which introduce a new lesson. Each lesson will include bite-sized videos that you can complete throughout the week. Videos will be 15 minutes or less each day. There are also complementary worksheets you can complete to help you reflect on and practice the concepts presented during the videos. If you finish the curriculum within three weeks, you will have the chance to request a certificate of completion.
Before You Start
Make sure you’re logged in with your membership credentials
Start The Key to a Chair’s Success on this webpage or from one of your daily emails
Week 1 – The Importance of Assessing Your Field of Operations
Week 2 – Conducting an Environmental Scan
Begin working on Worksheet 5. This worksheet is designed to be a living document. As you work through your environmental scan, update it as needed.
Begin working on Worksheet 7. This worksheet is designed to be a living document. As you work through your environmental scan, update it as needed.
If you haven’t already done so, reach out to one of the actors you identified in Step 2 and invite them to an interview.
Continue to work on Worksheets 4 – 7 by doing some research about your department’s history and strategic position.
Week 3 – Using Your Environmental Scan
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