The role of Chief of Staff is intensive, difficult to define, and requires a unique and challenging skill set. We asked five veteran chiefs of staff for their best nuggets of advice for both those new to the role and those experienced in it:
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There is a growing need for quality job-specific training and professional development opportunities for university chiefs of staff. We have designed two highly practical programs, facilitated by our panel of current and former chiefs of staff to help you take charge of your own development and address some key job-specific challenges you are likely to encounter in your role.
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Browse this series of in-depth interviews, featuring our expert panel’s best advice for new and experienced chiefs of staff.
Critical Advice for College and University Chiefs of Staff
How do you make yourself available as a liaison to faculty without appearing as a gatekeeper for the president?
Finding Your Feet as Chief of Staff
We know the chief of staff position can feel isolating at times. Here are some of the most helpful resources from others who serve in similar roles.
The Chief of Staff and the Presidential Transition
How does the chief of staff’s role change during a presidential transition, and what key steps does a chief of staff need to take?
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